WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. has elected five new members of the Board, including three new public members. "We are excited to have this diverse group of five talented and accomplished individuals join the Board of Directors," said Board Chair-elect Blaine Aikin, CFP®, who also served as chair of the Nominating Committee. "Each one of these people will bring their unique perspectives and insights to the Board, contributing to the success of the organization and supporting our mission of benefiting the public by granting the CFP® certification - the highest standard in financial planning." Five New Board Members The Board of Directors elected five new members: Jack Brod, CFP®, Denise Voigt Crawford (public member), Susana Duarte de Suarez (public member), Douglas King, CFP® and Dane Snowden (public member).The five new Board members are:Jack Brod, CFP® is a principal and head of the Financial Advisor Services RIA group at Vanguard, and serves as Vanguard's enterprise sponsor of client loyalty. Prior to his current position, Brod was the head of U.S. intermediary sales and distribution, head of corporate strategy, and head of asset management services. At Vanguard, he launched and led its retail advice services business, bringing financial planning services to the company. Before he joined Vanguard in 1995, Brod worked for Price Waterhouse LLP and IDS/American Express in financial advisory and consulting capacities. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Denise Voigt Crawfordserved as the Texas Securities Commissioner for 17 years. She was twice-elected president of the North American Securities Administrators Association and is a three-time recipient of the Blue Sky Cube, NASAA's highest honor. Currently, Crawford serves on the Board of Directors for the National Endowment for Financial Education. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the National White Collar Crime Center; was Lead Trustee of the Investor Protection Trust; was a member of the SEC's Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee; and was a member of the CFTC's Global Affairs Advisory Committee. Professionally, Crawford now serves as an expert witness and consultant on securities matters. She received her juris doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Susana Duarte de Suarezis the president and CEO of Media Moon Communications, a global communications firm. She also serves as Councilwoman-at-Large and President of the Zionsville Town Council and is the Vice-Chairman of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Earlier in her career, she was appointed to senior leadership positions by President George W. Bush, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Corps. She's held executive positions in numerous Fortune 500 corporations such as Anheuser-Busch and Holcim. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Senior Management Program at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. Douglas S. King, CFP® is president and CEO of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Prior to joining Cetera, he served in a dual role as Director of Merrill Lynch's Minneapolis & Associates Complex and as the Minnesota state president for Bank of America. Previously at Merrill Lynch, he was district sales manager of the firm's southwest district in Phoenix and also held regional leadership roles in Louisiana, Ohio and Minnesota. King earned bachelor's degrees in finance and management from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business and earned his CFP® certification in 2003. Dane Snowden is the Chief of Staff for the NCTA - The Internet & Television Association (formerly the National Cable Telecommunications Association). Serving in this capacity, he oversees the association's day-to-day operations as well as its planning and strategic initiatives. Prior to NCTA, Snowden served in leadership roles at various organizations, including CTIA - The Wireless Association®, the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, MissionFish.com, America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth and the United Negro College Fund. Snowden is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. With the five new board members elected in November, the Board will increase from 14 to 15 voting members. Their four-year terms start January 1, 2017. CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE, will continue as a non-voting member, bringing the total number of Board members to 16. ABOUT CFP BOARDThe 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 75,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.