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Leadership & Staff

James N. Katsaounis, M.S.

Managing Director, Marketing & Communications

James Katsaounis joined CFP Board in October 2021 as Managing Director, Marketing & Communications. In this role, Jim leads CFP Board’s marketing, communications, media relations, public awareness campaign and brand strategy in support of the organization’s operations and strategic priorities. 

Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Marketing & Communications at The American College of Financial Services. The College hosts one of the longest-running and most successful CFP Board Registered Programs that provides students with the foundational education required to become a CFP® professional. Under Jim’s leadership, the College developed and executed innovative marketing, public relations, communications, social media, branding, content and digital media programs tailored to the professionals entrusted with the public’s financial well-being.

Prior to joining The American College of Financial Services in 2018, Jim served as Associate Vice President, University Communications for Drexel University, a top-ranked comprehensive research university in Philadelphia. From 2011 to 2018, he was responsible for raising the University’s profile nationally and internationally through marketing and advertising, media coverage, executive communications, publications, digital and social media.

Jim holds a Master of Science degree in communication from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University.