Jirak and Sonsin Win Area Competition for Providing Quality Financial Advice

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Express Financial Advisors

    EDINA, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Timothy R Jirak and William J.
 Sonsin, CFP, both financial advisors with local offices of American Express
 Financial Advisors, have been named finalists in the company's "Quality of
 Advice 2001 National Case Competition."  All of American Express' more than
 12,600 advisors are eligible to compete in the competition, which recognizes
 financial advisors who deliver outstanding advice to their clients.  The
 competition is one of many American Express initiatives, including training,
 leadership and recognition programs, designed to help ensure clients receive
 the highest quality advice.
     Jirak's and Sonsin's financial plans were judged based on specific quality
 criteria including clear, specific, thorough and objective written financial
 planning advice.
     Both men, representing the Upper Midwest, were among approximately
 80 regional winners.  Their winning financial plans will advance to the
 national competition for judging by a national review team.  Up to five
 national winners will be announced later this year.
     Jirak works at the Edina area office located at 7601 France Avenue South.
 Sonsin is located in the Plymouth office at 10405 - 6th Avenue North.
     American Express Financial Advisors is the nation's leading financial
 planning company and currently owns and/or manages more than $273 billion in
 assets.  Through a network of more than 12,600 financial advisors, the company
 provides ongoing, long-term financial planning and high quality financial
 products to over 2.3 million clients worldwide.
     For more information about American Express Financial Advisors' Quality of
 Advice initiatives please visit the company's Internet site at
 finance.americanexpress.com or call 800-GET-ADVICE.
 
 

SOURCE American Express Financial Advisors
    EDINA, Minn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Timothy R Jirak and William J.
 Sonsin, CFP, both financial advisors with local offices of American Express
 Financial Advisors, have been named finalists in the company's "Quality of
 Advice 2001 National Case Competition."  All of American Express' more than
 12,600 advisors are eligible to compete in the competition, which recognizes
 financial advisors who deliver outstanding advice to their clients.  The
 competition is one of many American Express initiatives, including training,
 leadership and recognition programs, designed to help ensure clients receive
 the highest quality advice.
     Jirak's and Sonsin's financial plans were judged based on specific quality
 criteria including clear, specific, thorough and objective written financial
 planning advice.
     Both men, representing the Upper Midwest, were among approximately
 80 regional winners.  Their winning financial plans will advance to the
 national competition for judging by a national review team.  Up to five
 national winners will be announced later this year.
     Jirak works at the Edina area office located at 7601 France Avenue South.
 Sonsin is located in the Plymouth office at 10405 - 6th Avenue North.
     American Express Financial Advisors is the nation's leading financial
 planning company and currently owns and/or manages more than $273 billion in
 assets.  Through a network of more than 12,600 financial advisors, the company
 provides ongoing, long-term financial planning and high quality financial
 products to over 2.3 million clients worldwide.
     For more information about American Express Financial Advisors' Quality of
 Advice initiatives please visit the company's Internet site at
 finance.americanexpress.com or call 800-GET-ADVICE.
 
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