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30 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professionals Named in Financial Times “FT 100 US Women Financial Advisers 2014”

November 23, 2014

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is proud to announce that 30 CFP® professionals were named in Financial Times’ “FT 100 U.S. Women Financial Advisers 2014.”

“I want to extend my sincere congratulations to the 30 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals named to
Financial Times’ ‘FT 100 U.S. Women Financial Advisers’,” said CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller, CAE.  “This is a great honor that highlights their dedication to clients and to the financial planning profession.”

Financial Times
generates this list by inviting brokerages, private banks, and registered investment advisers to submit candidates, and uses advisers’ self-reported data, regulatory disclosures and research to score attributes such as assets under management, growth rate, and credentials.

Financial Times’ full list, visit

Financial Times report recognizes that CFP® professionals make up a third of its list, noting that CFP® certification has helped women advisers advance their careers and grow their business,” said CFP Board Chair Ray Ferrara, CFP®. “This is certainly true of many of the nearly 71,000 CFP® professionals in the U.S.—men and women. As CFP Board continues its Women’s Initiative to find solutions to increasing the number of women in the financial planning profession, we are pleased that so many CFP® professionals are being recognized as among the best women financial advisers in our nation.”




Christina Burroughs CFP®

Miller Russell Associates

Phoenix, AZ

Laura D. Belo, CFP®

UBS Financial Services

San Francisco, CA

Karen Blodgett, CFP®


San Francisco, CA

Anne B. Golden, CFP®

First Republic Investment Mgt

San Francisco, CA

Debbie Jorgensen, CFP®

Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgt

San Francisco, CA

Monica Piepenkotter, CFP®

Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

La Jolla, CA

Debra L. Wetherby, CFP®

Wetherby Asset Mgt

San Francisco, CA

Cheryl L. Young, CFP®

Morgan Stanley

Los Gatos, CA

Dana Hanson, CFP®

Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson

Stamford, CT

Margaret C. Starner, CFP®

Starner Group of Raymond James

Coral Gables, FL

Faith Read Xenos, CFP®

Singer Xenos Wealth Mgt

Coral Gables, FL

Kathy Stepp, CFP®

Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.

Overland Park, KS

Susan C. Kaplan, CFP®

LPL Financial

Newton Lower Falls, MA

Kelly Maregni, CFP®

Federal Street Advisors

Boston, MA

Lynn L. Chen-Zhang, CFP®

Zhang Financial

Portage, MI

Rebecca S. Sorensen, CFP®

UBS Financial Services

Birmingham, MI

Diane R. Compardo, CFP®

The Compardo Team at Moneta Group

St. Louis, MO

Claudia Shilo, CFP®

Ballentine Partners

Wolfeboro, NH

Karen C. Altfest, CFP®

Altfest Personal Wealth Mgt

New York, NY

Lee DeLorenzo, CFP®

United Asset Strategies, Inc.

Garden City, NY

Alyssa C. Moeder, CFP®

Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

New York, NY

Deborah D. Montaperto, CFP®

Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Mgt

New York, NY

Georgia S. Mouzakis, CFP®

Citi Private Bank

New York

Christine Carleton, CFP®

Truepoint Wealth Counsel

Cincinnati, OH

Peggy M. Ruhlin, CFP®

Budros, Ruhlin & Roe, Inc.

Columbus, OH

Patricia C. Brennan, CFP®

Key Financial, Inc.

West Chester, PN

Kristen K. Habich, CFP®

JPMorgan Private Bank

Houston, TX

Susan Heuer, CFP®

Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgt

Houston, TX

Elissa Buie, CFP®

Yeske Buie

Vienna, VA

Barbara A. Potter, CFP®

Laird Norton Wealth Mgt

Seattle, WA