Graham J. Cook, president and chairman, Homesteaders, announced that preparations are underway for his transition from day-to-day management of the company.
“As part of the succession plan approved by our board of directors, Steve Lang will become our company’s ninth president following the annual board meeting in February 2014,” Cook said. “Steve and I have worked together to develop a management team that will ensure Homesteaders maintains its market leadership position and will remain on its trajectory of profitable growth.” Lang was also elected to his first term as a member of the Homesteaders board.
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors’ (NAPFA) national board of directors elected Linda Leitz, CFP, EA, CDFA to the position of national chair and will serve as chair-elect until her term begins on Sept. 1.
Leitz has been a financial professional since 1979, with career experience as a state bank examiner, a banker, an investment registered representative and branch manager, and ultimately as the founder and co-owner of the Fee-Only financial planning firm, It’s Not Just Money Inc. in Colorado Springs. She has a degree in Business Administration from Principia College and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Personal Financial Planning program at Kansas State University.