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Lauren M. Schadle, CAE

Executive Director and CEO​

Financial Planning Association

Denver, Colo.

Lauren M. Schadle, CAE​, is the executive director and chief executive officer for the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®). In this role, she oversees all of the organization’s member-focused operational and strategic efforts. ​

She has worked in the association and not-for-profit sector since 1989. Prior to assuming the CEO role in October 2012, Schadle had been FPA’s associate executive director and chief operating officer since 2006. She had joined FPA’s predecessor organization, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), in 1996 as its director of membership and marketing. Before joining ICFP, she worked for the National Professional Management Corporation, an association management company focused on serving the medical profession. She also worked at the California Medical Association, first for its for-profit subsidiary Physicians’ Advantage, and then subsequently led the overall marketing communication initiatives for the organization. In addition, Schadle served as public relations/media associate for New York-based Catalyst, a research and advisory firm.

Schadle received her Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Rutgers University and her Master of Science degree in marketing from the University of Colorado. She served as the 2011-12 president of the Colorado Society of Association Executives and currently serves on its board. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and received her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2005.