Tuttle began his involvement in financial planning as director of communications for the Institute of Certified Financial Planners in Denver in 1983. The group merged with the International Association for Financial Planning to form FPA in 2000.
He served as FPA’s associate executive director from 1993 to 2004 and as publisher and editor of the organization’s publication, the Journal of Financial Planning from 1983 to 2004. He received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1996. In 2001, he helped to establish FPA’s National Financial Planning Support Center, which is dedicated to developing and providing pro bono services for the public in need.
The FPA board will begin a search late this year or early next year and hopes to have candidates by the end of 2013, Tuttle said.