Personal Financial Planning Faculty Member Named to Association Board

Texas Tech University personal financial planning professor Deena Katz was elected this week to the 2008 Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association.

Written by: Georgia Godfrey

Texas Tech University personal financial planning professor Deena Katz was elected this week to the 2008 Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Katz, associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Sciences, was one of six new members elected to the board and one of only two collegiate faculty members.

The board serves as the governing body to the FPA. Board members are responsible for determining the policies of the FPA and ensuring that the objectives of the association are achieved. Members of the board also help to set the vision for FPA and the profession.

"Our Personal Financial Planning program prepares students to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals as they provide counsel and guidance on all financially related issues," said Linda Hoover, dean of the College of Human Sciences. "Deena’s dedication to the profession of financial planning helps to increase our educational abilities and visibility around the country."

Katz is also a principal of Evensky & Katz LLC in Coral Gables, Fla., with an office also in Lubbock. She has served the FPA for 23 years in roles such as chair and faculty of FPA’s first Business Solutions Conference in 2006, member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Financial Planning, and is a guest speaker at FPA chapter events across the country. Katz has also served on the Asian Journal of Financial Planning Professional Committee and on the Journal of Retirement Planning Committee. Katz is an internationally recognized financial advisor and practice management expert. She is the author of six books on financial planning and practice management topics. Katz also has served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Retirement Planning, and has been a contributing writer for Financial Advisor, Investment Advisor, Financial Planning Magazine and National Underwriter.

The Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning Division strives to educate students on the need to focus financial knowledge on families and the achievement of their goals.


CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu.