Dr. Dave Yeske is Awarded the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, the Profession’s Lifetime Achievement Award
NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 3, 2017 – The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) awarded the profession’s lifetime achievement award, the P. Kemp Fain Jr. award, to Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP®, Managing Director of Yeske Buie.
“I am so honored to call Dave Yeske my colleague and friend, “ said Paul Fain, CFP®, son of the late P. Kemp Fain, Jr. “Like my father during his lifetime, Dave is a renaissance man – a doctorate level education, a college instructor, an innovative financial planner, a prolific writer and speaker, and a tireless volunteer and ambassador for the financial planning profession.”
At the award presentation ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Yeske was lauded for his contributions as a thought leader in the profession and his dedication to teaching and mentoring future generations of planners. Dave has contributed too many of the profession’s major publications, including FPA’s award-winning Journal of Financial Planning, where he currently serves as Practitioner Editor. Dr. Yeske frequently shares his thinking on financial planning theory and practice at conferences around the country and around the world.
Dr. Yeske is dedicated to the growth and development of future financial planners. He is a long-time mentor and Dean in FPA’s Residency program and is the director of Golden Gate University’s financial planning program, where he has taught for more than two decades.
Kemp Fain, Jr. was a notable pioneer in the development of the financial planning profession. Kemp Fain was the first person to enroll in the nascent CFP education program and among the first class of graduates in 1973. He formed the first chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP), served as national president and chair of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), and was twice chair of the CFP Board of Standards, the licensing body for CFP Professionals. Kemp wrote a seminal white paper, “One Profession, One Designation,” which set an initial vision for the financial planning profession. It is in honor of this vision and work that this award is bestowed.
Dr. Yeske holds a doctorate in finance from Golden Gate University, as well as an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He has been practicing financial planning since 1990 and is Managing Director of Yeske Buie, a financial planning firm with offices in Vienna, Virginia and San Francisco, California.
Dave Yeske and Paul Fain are members of the eight-person financial planning study group, The Delta Group.