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Leadership & Staff

Kevin Roth, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Research

Kevin Roth joined CFP Board in October 2023 as Managing Director of Research. In this role, he leads a comprehensive research agenda for the organization, including assessing the impact of financial planning on clients’ well-being. He translates research findings into actionable recommendations and collaborates with CFP Board partners to share this data through publications, presentations and other channels.

Kevin joins CFP Board from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), where he most recently served as Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Technology, setting and leading the NRPA research agenda in support of over 60,000 park and recreation professionals. Before his time with NRPA, he led research operations for the Association for Financial Professionals, directing the research agenda, survey questionnaire design, data analysis and report writing.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.