August 22, 2012
--- Marvin W. Tuttle, Jr., executive director and chief
executive of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), said he would step down
on October 2. ---
Tuttle had originally announced a 2014 retirement date but adjusted
the timing in order to focus on family concerns. The FPA national board
unanimously appointed Lauren M. Schadle as executive director and CEO. She will
assume the role on October 3.
Tuttle began his career with the organization in 1983 when
he joined the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), one of two
groups that merged to form FPA in 2000. He held a variety of positions at ICFP
and FPA, becoming CEO and executive director in 2004. Tuttle has been
instrumental in developing numerous programs at FPA and is recognized as a
leading voice in the ongoing development of the financial planning profession.
Schadle joined ICFP in 1996 and led efforts in communications, marketing and
membership. In 2006, she was promoted to associate executive director and chief
operating officer of FPA.
“Marv Tuttle’s influence extends far beyond FPA, and his
importance in shaping the profession will be felt for decades to come,” said
Paul Auslander, FPA 2012 president. “His legacy will be as a true collaborative
leader, a steady hand that led many through tumultuous times and part of the
foundation and soul of FPA. His unmatched insight and presence will be sorely
missed by us and countless others, yet we fully respect and support the
difficult decision he made.”