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CFP Board Hires Jason Ruimerman as Director of Business Development

November 29, 2010

Brings Nearly 15 Years of Experience in Financial Services Industry to Organization

WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2010 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has hired Jason F. Ruimerman as Director of Business Development, a critical position to help the organization strengthen and enhance its connections within the financial services industry.

The Director of Business Development’s responsibilities include serving as a key contact for top financial planning officers in large financial service firms. This position is vitally important to increasing top financial service firm preference for and investment in CFP® certification as well as CFP® certificant training and development.

"The CFP® certification is becoming increasingly important for financial services firms of all sizes to attract and retain not only clients, but also employees,” said CFP Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin R. Keller, CAE. “We look forward to Jason using his experience, knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry to advance CFP Board’s mission of granting and upholding the CFP® certification as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.”

Ruimerman comes to CFP Board after a 10-year career at Van Kampen Investments Management where he focused on training and educating the financial planner community. While at Van Kampen, he created strategic partnerships with firms while gaining market share in his Northeast territory. Previously, Ruimerman was part of MFS Investment Management in Boston. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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