BOARD OF TRUSTEES



Chair
April Caudill, JD, CLU, ChFC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April Caudill is a Senior Advanced Planning Attorney for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, in Milwaukee, where her areas of expertise include qualified plans, ERISA, and distribution planning.  She is the author of a bimonthly pension planning column in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals and serves as an associate editor of the Journal.  In 2002, she was the first place winner of the Foundation’s Kenneth Black Jr. Journal Author Award.  She also served as the Managing Editor of Tax Facts at the National Underwriter Company, where she worked for 19 years.  Ms. Caudill is an active member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.


President
Richard M. Weber, MBA, CLU, AEP
Pleasant Hill, California



Dick Weber is President, of the Ethical Edge, Inc., in Pleasant Hill, California, where he serves as a consultant to insurers and their agents on the topic of effective and ethical selling.  Author of more than 200 articles encompassing products, sales practices, and the due diligence necessary to buy and sell insurance, his newest book is “Revealing Life Insurance Secrets: How the Pros Pick, Design, and Evaluate Their Own Policies.” In 2009, Dick was elected to the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and selected to receive the Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner award and designation.  He holds an MBA for the University of California at Berkeley and earned the CLU credential in 1974.


CEO
Joseph E. Frack, CPA, CGMA
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Joe Frack is Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. A member of the AICPA, Mr. Frack is a graduate of St. Joseph's and Villanova Universities with degrees in Marketing and Accounting and served as a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers and also held domestic and international finance positions at Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Frack recently retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain after over 30 years of service with Navy Intelligence.

Secretary
James M. Christian, CLU, ChFC
Lakeville, Minnesota

 

Jim Christian is President of Jim Christian, Inc. in Lakeville, Minnesota, where he helps  successful individuals navigate their retirement. He is an active leader in the Society of FSP’s Twin City Chapter and has served as co-chair of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) since 2000. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant credentials.  He enjoys scuba diving, woodworking and horseback riding.

 

 


Trustees

 

James S. Aussem, JD, AEP
Cleveland, Ohio


Jim Aussem is a shareholder and chair of the Business Practice Group for the law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin in Cleveland.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as estate and succession planning.  He is a past president of the Cleveland Chapter of FSP and currently serves on the Society of FSP’s National Advisor Team.  Jim is a frequent presenter to industry groups and professional associations, including the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning Institute, the Cleveland Tax Institute, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Northern Ohio Planning Giving Council.  He serves on the Planned Giving Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art and is active with the American Cancer Society.  He was rated one of the best lawyers in America for the past three years by Martindale-Hubbell’s national peer review rating organization.




Richard A. Bell,
CLU, ChFC, CFP
Calabasas, California

Dick Bell is owner of Bell Financial, providing insurance and financial services to a wide variety of businesses and individuals for over 40 years. He spearheaded the FEP pro-bono project for the Foundation. Mr. Bell is a graduate of Northwestern University. He earned his CLU in 1969; ChFC in 1982; MSFS and CFP in 1984; RHU in 1992 and REBC in 2002. Dick works and resides in Calabasas, California and enjoys racewalking and tennis.


Robert C. Coleman, CLU, ChFC
Tampa, Florida

 

Rob Coleman is the CEO and President of Signature Financial Solutions, LLC based in Tampa, FL.  The firm specializes in helping individuals, families, and businesses in the accumulation and protection of their wealth.  Mr. Coleman also serves as the firm’s registered principal with their Broker Dealer Signator Investors.  He is the past president of the Tampa Bay Chapter; during his presidency in 2006-07, the Chapter earned Gold Medal of Honor status in the Excellence in Chapter Achievement program. He is active in his community and has been Vice President of Town & Country Pony Baseball since 2008.

Michael P. Dow, CPA, CLU, ChFC, AEP
Port Washington, Wisconsin

Mike Dow heads up Dow & Associates, LLC in Port Washington, Wisconsin where he specializes in estate and business succession planning and executive compensation.  Mike is past president of the Society of FSP’s Milwaukee Chapter and the Milwaukee Estate Planning Council.  He currently serves on FSP’s Investment Management, Audit, Professional Development, and Recruiting Strategies Committees.  He is a member of the National Advisory Team and a frequent moderator at FSP’s Leadership Development Conferences. A Vietnam veteran, Mike was active for 6 years in the U.S. Navy.  Also involved in community and civic matters, Mike serves on the board of Aurora Family Services Executive Committee as Treasurer (AFS) and is active with his church. 

James B. Lammers, CLU, ChFC, CFP
Omaha, Nebraska

 



Jim Lammers is a registered representative with Securities America, Inc., in Omaha, where he specializes in wealth management. In 2007, Jim was named NAIFA-Omaha’s agent of the year and is currently a member of the NAIFA-Omaha Board of Directors.  An active member of his community, Jim serves as a mentor for Boys Town, volunteers for the Nebraska Academic Decathlon, and is a 12-year member and past president of the Board of Directors of Community Alliance Mental Health Rehabilitation.  He was honored with a Paul S. Mills Scholarship in 2003 for his commitment to professional excellence.

Michael J. McGlothlin, CLU, ChFC, CFP
Indianapolis, Indiana


Mike McGlothlin is senior vice president with Highland Capital Brokerage’s Annuities Division in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He holds the Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner designations. He is also a FINRA Registered Representative. A graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Mike earned a double major from Indiana’s School of Business in Business Analysis and Business Economics and Public Policy.  He is an active member of FPA, NAIFA, and the Society of FSP, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.


Allan J. Turoff, CFP, CPA
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

 


Allan Turoff is a financial planner in charge of the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office of Dynasty Advisors, LLC..  In this capacity, he offers comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to a broad base of clients.  A past president of the South Jersey Chapter of the Society of FSP, Allan is now serving as a member of the FSP National Advisor Team.  Allan has also held leadership positions with the New Jersey FPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.  He was part of the NJ CPA Committee which organized pro bono services to aid families of 9/11 victims.  He has also volunteered with the NJ Jewish National Fund and the CH Soccer Club.


Ex Officio


Anne Rigney, JD,
CLU, ChFC
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Anne Rigney serves as general counsel for the Society of Financial Service Professionals and associate editor for Keeping Current, a quarterly subscription service on estate and insurance planning topics. Ms. Rigney joined the Society of FSP in 1988, after completing a judicial clerkship in the Philadelphia Court of Common pleas. She is graduate of Villanova University and Widener University School of Law. She earned her CLU in 1990 and ChFC in 1992.

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