WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Chair of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standard's Board of Directors Robert J. Glovsky, CFP® was recently appointed to serve as a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.
"Bob Glovsky has dedicated his life to helping others through the power of education and financial literacy. He has a deep understanding of the important role financial literacy can play in improving the financial capability of Americans of all ages," said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE. "His strong leadership, experience, expertise and commitment to financial literacy and education suit him perfectly to the important work of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans."
As a member of the 25-member Advisory Council, Glovsky will be one of 22 non-governmental members. He will responsible for advising the "President and the Secretary of the Treasury on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through use of technology." More about the Advisory Council, which was created in June 2013, can be found here.
"Our young people are our future and they need to have the practical skills to act in their best interests of saving more, spending less and making smart financial decisions," said Glovsky. "I am honored to have been appointed by President Obama to this Advisory Council. With this position, I look forward to using my experience as a CFP® professional to further the goals of the Council in ensuring young Americans have greater financial capability."
Glovsky is currently the Vice Chair and Principal of The Colony Group. Previously, he was a founder and President of Mintz Levin Financial Advisors. The founder of Boston University's Financial Planning program, Glovsky remains involved, serving as the program's Director Emeritus. He received his J.D. and L.L.M. from the Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.
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