Since November 2016, I have had the pleasure of serving as the PFP Advisory Board Chair. The objective of the PFP Advisory Board is to assist the program in growing and to support the program’s needs to be successful. We are dedicated to helping the PFP program connect students to the industry, engage in and develop industry relationships, and raise awareness across campus and in the community.
Our advisory board consists of alumni, friends, an undergraduate and graduate student and faculty acting in an ex-officio capacity. The board, Dean of Human Ecology, John Buckwalter, and the Kansas State Foundation College of Human Ecology’s development professional, Dana Hunter, work together to stay apprised of the program’s activities, discuss students’ and faculty’s needs, and brainstorm how to grow the program and move it forward.
In the past two years, we have helped host student events on campus – May 2015, we held a pro bono Financial Planning Day, and March 10 of this year we supported Professional Connection Day, which brought industry professionals and students together to explore career opportunities. We look forward to hosting more events, supporting the faculty in growing the program and raising awareness about the personal financial planning.
A big thank you to all of our 2017-2018 PFP advisory board members – we truly appreciate your time and commitment to serving faculty, staff and students. Current board members include Amy Guerich, ’06, BS in PFP, Stepp and Rothwell, Inc., Overland Park, KS, past board chair; Jeffrey Bratz, ’07, graduate certificate in PFP, JHN Advisors, Des Moines, IA; George Nabeshima, ’14, PhD in PFP, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Honolulu, HI; Justin Nichols, ’99, BS in finance, CGN Advisors, LLC, Manhattan, KS; Eli Salman, ’09, graduate certificate in PFP, The Trust Company, Manhattan, KS; Larie Schoap, ’78, BS in family economics, ESB Financial, Manhattan, KS; Marc Shaffer, ’05, BS in PFP, Searcy Financial Services, Inc., Manhattan, KS; Jamel Wilcox, ’09, BS in PFP, Central National Bank, Junction City, KS; Jim Reed, ’70, BS in business administration, Reed Financial Service, Beachwood, OH; our undergraduate student representative, Scott McGehee, junior, Hesston, KS; and graduate student representative, Christina Glenn, PhD candidate, Hoisington, KS.