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CFP Board Appoints Todd L. Cranford Director Of Government Relations

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it has appointed Todd L. Cranford, as Director of Government Relations, a newly created position within the organization.

The Director of Government relations position will work to advance the mission of CFP Board by advocating its public policy positions before Congress, the executive branch of the federal government, state legislatures and other state governmental offices. The position reports to the Managing Director for Public Policy & Communications.

"We are delighted to bring aboard someone with Todd's legal, legislative and advocacy experience," said Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis, Esq., CFP Board's Managing Director for Public Policy & Communications. "His time at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as his years spent on Capitol Hill immersed in the legislative process make him well-positioned to advocate for greater access for all Americans to competent and ethical financial planning."

Prior to joining CFP Board, Cranford was Of Counsel at Patton Boggs, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he developed and executed strategies to achieve clients' business and policy goals by engaging key policymakers. Before joining Patton Boggs in 2007, Cranford served as Senior Counsel on the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives, advising former Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and members of the Committee on policy and legal issues related to capital markets and securities. He also held the position of Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated, developed and instituted civil and administrative actions involving violations of federal securities laws.

His other professional activities have included serving as Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, National Advance Staff for the Clinton/Gore '92 Campaign, Associate Attorney at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City, and Law Clerk for the Honorable Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit, Mich.

"Championing CFP Board's legislative and regulatory goals before policymakers is key to fulfilling its mission of promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services for the benefit of the public," said CFP Board Chief Executive Officer Kevin R. Keller, CAE.  "In his new position, Todd Cranford will undoubtedly help give CFP Board's stakeholders an even stronger voice in Washington."

Cranford earned his Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City and his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.


The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP ® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP ® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP ®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP ® (with plaque design) and CFP ® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes more than 67,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

SOURCE Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

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