The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has named a new director of education.
CFP Board appointed David Nanigian, who will assume the role on June 27.
Washington D.C.-based Nanigian will focus on leading the program that facilitates completion of the education requirement for the CFP program, according to the CFP Board.
Nanigian will manage the registered program functions, which involves initial certification and renewal requirements, as well as lead growth projects at colleges and universities, CFP Board says.
He will replace Mary Kay Svedberg, who left CFP Board to become the vice president of academics at financial services education and training company CeriFi, according to a CFP Board spokesperson.
“David’s breadth of experience in both university teaching and financial services research makes him uniquely qualified to lead CFP Board’s financial planning education programs,” CFP Board chief executive officer Kevin Keller, said in a statement.
“David’s work with CFP Board Registered Program directors, faculty, administrators and students will ensure that their programs — including curriculum, instruction and learner assessment — uphold CFP Board’s high education standards,” Keller added.
Prior to CFP Board, Nanigian was the Dr. Thomas Warschauer Endowed Professor of Finance and the Director of Financial Planning Programs at Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. He has also previously served as editor of multiple business publications including Financial Services Review and the Journal of Financial Service Professionals and has published 14 research papers.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Financial Services from San Diego State University, his MBA from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University.