Jack C. Harmon II, CFP Elected 2017 Chairman of CFP Board Discipline and Ethics Commission

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Jack Harmon II and the offices of Harmon Financial Advisors are honored to announce his appointment as Chairman of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Board Discipline and Ethics Commission. Jack will serve as the 2017 Chairman as part of his 4-year term with the enforcement arm of the CFP Board.

Jack Harmon II takes on the Chairman title 20 years after his father served in the same role. Harmon II states, "Our firm advises more than 240 families in making better financial decisions. I'm honored that my fellow commissioners have chosen me to ensure that financial planners across the country maintain the same high standards and integrity we embrace at Harmon Financial Advisors."

The Disciplinary and Ethics Commission's mission is to protect the public and promote the highest standard of conduct for the 75,000+ CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professionals in the US. As such, they are charged with the duty of reviewing and taking appropriate action with respect to alleged violations of the ethics and standards of conduct by CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professionals.

As Chairman, Jack will oversee the CFP Board's accredited, peer-review process for reviewing alleged rules violations. The Disciplinary and Ethics Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Standards of Professional Conduct to specific situations and determining the appropriate action. The DEC is composed of up to nine members (Commissioners) who meet three times a year in Washington DC to conduct disciplinary hearings.

During his term as Chairman, Jack sees the financial services industry going through many changes. "I'd like to see a future where the fiduciary standard, putting the clients' interest first and foremost, is practiced and adhered to by all professionals giving financial advice, not only CFP Professionals." Once his term as Chairman is up, Jack will resume his role as Commissioner for one more year.

Jack C. Harmon II, CFP, CIMA is a principal with Harmon Financial Advisors and Registered Principal with Raymond James Financial Services located at 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30346. Jack C. Harmon II can be contacted at (770) 394-5225. Harmon Financial Advisors is an Independent Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Harmon Financial Advisors is not a registered broker/dealer, and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Investment Advisory Services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. & Harmon Financial Advisors.

Investment Management Consultants Association is the owner of the certification mark Management Analyst. Use of CIMA or Certified Investment Management Analyst signifies IMCA's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and federally registered CFP (with flame logo) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The article has been written by an independent third party. Any opinions are those of Jack C. Harmon II and not necessarily those of Raymond James.