February 25, 2010
The essential truth about Deena Katz, chairman and co-founder of Coral Gables, Fla.-based Evensky & Katz Wealth Management, boils down to this: She is a teacher and a doer. Along with her husband and business partner Harold Evensky, Katz has built a financial planning practice that has won widespread recognition and garnered $630 million in assets under management. She has authored and edited nine widely respected books on financial planning and practice management. (Her Retirement Income Redesigned won the Axiom Business Book Award for 2008.) And she offers her time and knowledge to myriad industry organizations, including a current seat on the national board of the Financial Planning Association. These days, she's in Lubbock, Texas, leading the financial planning program at Texas Tech University.