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The Council on Education advises CFP Board staff on the development and clarification of all educational policies related to the CFP® certification process. Comprising members from the academic community, registered program directors, certification experts and CFP® professionals, the Council provides input on policies that relate to CFP Board Registered Programs and Continuing Education Sponsors.

Council ON EDUCATION Members

Nathan Harness, Ph.D., CFP®
TD Ameritrade Director of Financial Planning
Texas A&M University

Vice Chair
Cindy R. Riecke, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, MSF 
College for Financial Planning® a Kaplan Company

Immediate Past Chair
Phuong Luong, CFP®
Founder & Financial Planner
Just Wealth, LLC

Crystal Alford–Cooper, CFP®, CDFA™, CRC®
Vice President of Planning (LAW), Wealth Advisor (RJFS)
Law & Associates

Preston D. Cherry, Ph.D., CFP®
Assistant Professor, Personal Financial Planning & Finance
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Brendan P. Flaherty, MSF, CIMA®, CFP®
Director, Financial Planning Certificate Program
Bryant University

Bradley T. Klontz, Psy. D, CFP®
Associate Professor of Practice

Creighton University

Jacob P. Sybrowsky, Ph.D, CRC®
Associate Dean, Woodbury School of Business
Utah Valley University

Brett Tharp, CFP® 
Financial Planning Education Consultant
eMoney Advisor, LLC

Charles C. Weeks Jr., JD, CFP®
Assistant Professor of Finance
Stockton University

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