January 2019 Print

From the President

I’m pleased to act as your president to help build a stronger and more valuable FPA-Wisconsin in 2019!  We may have a challenging year ahead as FPA National moves toward their “OneFPA” organization. (More information here: OneFPA Dec18).

But, your board will remain focused on serving you by providing high-quality experiences for the CFP professional, education events to help you better serve your clients and business, networking events to help advance your career, and pro bono events to serve our community. 

Our first event of the New Year is the January 29th Member Meeting. This half-day meeting (for just $39!) is focused on education planning, and includes seminars on saving for education, young adult financial literacy, and managing student loans (all for CE credit!). Click here to register for the meeting.

We are always looking for FPA members to get involved through board committees and helping at events. Contact Shannon Nook, Volunteer Director at [email protected] if you’d like to step up.

If you have questions, concerns or ideas, or just want to get involved, contact the appropriate board member below, or you can always contact me directly at [email protected], 414-975-6016. 

Here’s to a prosperous 2019!

Jeff Schouten

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Current Board Members

President - Jeff Schouten, CFP®
Chairman - Aaron Kowal, CFP®
President Elect & Symposium Co-Director - Justin Moilanen, CFP®, RICP®
Symposium Co-Director - Thomas Meeker
Treasurer - Clint Wondra, CPA/PFS, CFP®
Secretary - Kelly Savatski, CFP®
Membership - Andrea Bulen, CFP®
Career Development - Julie Coombs, CFP®
NexGen - Brittany Komorowski, CFP®, EA
Programming - Mike Smith, LUTCF
Corporate Partners - Nick Ziarek, CFA, AIF
Volunteer Coordinator - Shannon Nook, FPQP TM
Public Relations - Deanne Phillips, CFP®, CDFA®
Public Awareness/Pro Bono Co-Director - Kay Knuth, CFP®
Public Awareness/Pro Bono Co-Director - Luke Kraft, CFP®

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Welcome New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members:

Robert Cummisford, CFA - SVA Plumb Wealth Management
Dillon Lull, CFP®, CIMA®
Joseph Nienhaus - Woodbury Financial Services
Raymond Schenk, CFP®, ChFC - SVA Plumb Wealth Management

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Happy Anniversary

Member Anniversaries

15 Years
Jeffry Brigman, CFP® - Legacy Capital Partners, Inc.
Michael Egan, CFP - Diversified Management
Aaron Cross, CPA, CFP® - BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc.

10 Years
Aaron Kowal, CFP® - Kowal Investment Group, Inc.

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Partners Offer Great Resources

FPA of Wisconsin Values and Depends on our Partners

The 2019 FPA-WI Partners make it possible for us to offer many our programs along with community outreach.  Please support them as they support the FPA of Wisconsin.

Gold Partners
First Trust Advisors
Sit Mutual Funds
Thrivent Partners

Silver Partners
Artisan Partners
ATA RiskStation
Charles Schwab Advisory Services
Prairie Trust
R&R Insurance Services
Vesta Senior Network

Bronze Partners
Fiduciary Partners
von Briesen & Roper
Many thanks to our 2019 Partners, we couldn’t accomplished what we do without them!

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Scholarship Announcement

The Financial Planning Association of Wisconsin Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Individuals pursuing the Certified Financial Planner™ certification. To qualify for this Scholarship, you must be a current Wisconsin resident and enrolled in a CFP® Certification Program or registered for a CFP® Certification Review Class in preparation for the CFP® exam. 

This $200 Scholarship is awarded three times per year, one month prior to each of the CFP® Exam dates. Upcoming application deadline for the next scholarship is February 7, 2019. To obtain an application and directions - click here!

Scholarship determinations are at the sole discretion of the FPA of Wisconsin’s Career Development Committee with approval of the Board of Directors. All scholarship decisions are final. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the winner. Winners will be notified by letter.

Please share this information if you know of someone who qualifies. Questions? Contact Julie Coombs at 262-796-8400 or [email protected]

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Financial Planning Symposium

Planning is underway for this year’s Symposium which will be held at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Convention Center on October 28th & 29th.  We will be offering the reduced hotel room rate of $119 for the impressive accommodations and amenities.  Mark your calendars now! 

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Calendar of Events

Member Meetings –
January 29th – DoubleTree by Hilton, Brookfield
May 7th – Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton
September 17th – Maple Bluff Country Club, Madison

New Member Meetings – (all will be held at Original Pancake House, Brookfield)
March 13th
September 5th
November 20th 

Free CE Day – July 17th - The Legend at Brandybrook, Wales
Free CE Afternoon - July 18th, Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Collaborative Learning – (all will be held at Walny Legal Group Office, Milwaukee)
February 19th
May 21st
September 24th

Financial Planning Symposium - October 28th & 29th, Potawatomi Hotel Convention Center, Milwaukee

For more information on each event visit the Events Page.  

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Did you know...

  • Registration is now open for the FPA Retreat 2019 on May 6-9 in La Jolla, CA. To learn more and to take advantage of the early bird register – click here!
  • Become a “go to” source for journalists looking for information and commentary on personal finance, financial planning and the profession! FPA members can participate in organization-wide virtual training offered by FPA National.  For more info – click here!
  • Learn and Grow: Become Your Best You, While Earning CE Satisfy your CE requirements with dynamic and engaging content that will help you become a better financial planner.  FPA members can earn all 30 hours of required CE for CFP® professionals by taking advantage of FPA resources including signature events, Journal of Financial Planning, Professional Development Center, and much more.  Enhance your practice, serve your clients and grow as a financial planner with FPA resources that make a difference.  Learn more!
  • The FPA Coaches Corner – Powering the business of financial planning. The FPA Coaches Corner is member’s one-stop-shop for content, tools and resources from some of the most recognized business coaches in the profession.  Learn more!

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