BRYN MAWR, Pa., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas R. Robinson, Ph.D., CPA®, CFP®, CFA®, CAIA®, was elected in January 2017 to the Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services. Beginning his first term of office, Robinson joins two key committees of the board: Educational Policy and Finance.
Tom Robinson is President and CEO of AACSB International, the largest global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to connecting students and academe with practice while advancing quality worldwide. In his leadership role, he works with the organization's board and global network of staff, members and volunteers to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify the positive impact of business education on society at large.
Prior to joining AACSB, Robinson served as Managing Director of the Americas at the CFA Institute. There he led a cross-functional team that participated in developing education and engagement strategies for the Americas Region. He also provided vision and leadership for a global team that produced and delivered educational content and programs for candidates, members, investment professionals and universities.
Robinson also previously served as a tenured faculty member and director of the Master of Professional Accounting and Personal Financial Planning programs at the University of Miami. Throughout his academic career, Robinson won several teaching awards, published regularly in academic and professional journals and authored or co-authored many books.
"Tom Robinson's broad range of experience in academia and as a practitioner in public accounting, investment management and financial planning will be a tremendous asset to the Board in advancing the mission and vision of The College," said Robert R. Johnson, its President and CEO.
Upon news of his election, Robinson responded, "I am pleased to be joining The College's board of trustees to help set benchmarks for leaders across the financial services profession as they continue to dedicate their careers to guiding millions to economic success. Since its inception in 1927, The College has served the evolving needs of financial professionals in specialized ways. Through its CLU® designation for life insurance and estate planning, its ChFC® designation for advanced financial planning and its RICP® retirement income planning certification, financial planners provide a depth of specialized knowledge that serves their clients well."
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services profession's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
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