DENVER and SAN ANTONIO – The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) today announced Janet Stanzak, CFP® as its 2013 FPA president-elect, with her term as president beginning on January 1, 2014, succeeding FPA’s 2013 President Michael Branham, CFP®.
Stanzak has served on FPA’s Board of Directors since 2010 and has been a member of FPA and its predecessor organization, International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP), since 1985. Stanzak has held numerous FPA leadership positions both locally and nationally including FPA of Minnesota president, director of member services and public relations committee member. She also chaired key committees including the FPA Strategic Planning Committee, FPA National Leadership advisory group, Chapter Leaders Resource Council, FPA Chapter Leaders Conference 2008, and the 2008 FPA Communities of Interest advisory group. Stanzak served as director of IAFP Orlando from 1988 to 1990.
Stanzak is principal and owner of Financial Empowerment, LLC based in Bloomington, Minn. She specializes is high net worth clients and families seeking advice due to pending life transitions and planning opportunities including retirement, divorce, and new circumstances. During the past 15 years, Stanzak has started and developed three successful financial planning firms. She has served as founder, president and governor of two registered investment advisory and financial planning firms affiliated with regional mid-size accounting firms during which time she managed portfolios with over $300 million in assets.
Stanzak holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin and earned her Master’s of Science degree in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning.