The purpose of the FPA Legislative and Regulatory Issues Committee (LRIC) is to influence financial planning related legislative and regulatory issues affecting practitioners and the profession and to make public policy recommendations to the FPA Board of Directors

The LRIC is a volunteer-driven committee comprised of FPA members across the country who have an interest and passion in ensuring the voice of the financial planning community is heard loud and clear by policymakers who have a direct impact on the profession. The LRIC is responsible for:
  • ​Assist in setting the legislative and regulatory priorities of FPA at the state and federal levels.
  • Actively participate in advocating for the legislative the regulatory priorities in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the country.
  • Provide support to the legislative and regulatory action plan after policies are introduced.
  • Assist in formulating and editing FPA’s legislative and regulatory documents.
  • Assist in ensuring the opinions and sentiments of FPA members are heard on legislative and regulatory issues and that members are fairly represented in FPA’s advocacy work.
2019 LRIC
Following are the members of the LRIC in 2018 who are selflessly giving their time to ensure FPA and all members of the association are being heard by policymakers who have influence over the financial planning profession.
  • ​Shannon Pike, CFP® (Houston, TX) – 2019 Chair
  • James Lee, CFP® (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Peggy Doviak, Ph.D., CFP® (Norman, OK)
  • Hubert Ross, CFP®​ (Destin, FL)
  • Ben Lemon, CMFC (Pasadena, CA)
  • Kris Tower, CFP® (Denver, CO)
  • Ron Rhoades, JD, CFP® (Bowling Green, KY)
  • Bill Despo, JD (Rumson, NJ)
  • ​Josephine Colacci, JD​ (Staff Liaison)

Have an opinion? If you want to share an opinion on current legislation and regulation, or want to suggest something for the LRIC to consider, please contact Josephine Colacci, JD, Public Policy Counsel, at JColacci@OneFPA.org​.


What Members are Saying
"Because of FPA's Advocacy efforts, financial planning is recognized as a true profession in the eyes of an increasing number of state and national policymakers. Now that we have a seat at the table, the LRIC is focused on ensuring FPA members can protect and grow their practices in an ever-changing regulatory environment."
James Lee, CFP® (2018 LRIC Chair)
New York