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CFP Board Appoints Lynn McNutt as Director of Executive Communications

May 22, 2023

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has named Lynn McNutt as Director of Executive Communications, effective May 22.

Based in CFP Board’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, McNutt will provide strategic counsel, writing and editorial support for the CEO and elected leadership. She will collaborate with senior leaders, the Marketing and Communications team, and executives and staff across the organization to elevate and advance the profile of CFP Board leadership. The Director of Executive Communications is a new leadership role reporting to Managing Director of Marketing & Communications James N. Katsaounis and working closely with CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE.

"Lynn’s extensive experience showcasing thought leadership and her deep understanding of associations uniquely qualify her for this role,” said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE. “We welcome Lynn’s expertise and modern approach as we work to expand awareness of the CFP® certification and develop a sustainable and diverse financial planner workforce.”

McNutt joins CFP Board from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), where, as Vice President of Workforce and Career Solutions, she led workforce development and worked with several of the association’s CEO and executive communities. Previously, McNutt served for more than two decades on the Executive Team of CEO Update, a community and suite of resources for association CEOs and senior executives. For nearly 20 years, she was Managing Editor before being named Editor-in-Chief. At CEO Update, she led publishing and business operations; managed a team that produced an industry-leading publication, job board and financial database; convened peer groups; and hosted events that connect and convene association leaders.

McNutt holds a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University.

about cfp board

CFP Board is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board consists of two affiliated organizations focused on advancing the financial planning profession for the public’s benefit. CFP Board of Standards sets and upholds standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification — widely recognized by the public, advisors and firms as the standard for financial planners — so that the public has access to the benefits of competent and ethical financial planning. CFP® certification is held by nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. CFP Board Center for Financial Planning addresses diversity and workforce development challenges and conducts and publishes research that adds to the financial planning profession’s body of knowledge.


Joseph Feese
Director of Public Relations
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