John Sestina Recognized as One of the "30 Most Influential" People in NAPFA's 30 Year History

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Since 1983, there have been professionals who have advanced the concept of Fee-Only financial planning and its importance to the public. Those people are counted among the ranks of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and their contributions are being recognized as part of NAPFA's 30th anniversary celebration. John E. Sestina, president of John E. Sestina and Company, a private professional financial planning firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, was recently named one of the 30 Most Influential People in NAPFA's 30-year history.

The 30 Most Influential program recognizes those NAPFA members and staff who have had a profound impact on Fee-Only financial planning, the organization, and their peers in NAPFA's first 30 years. The members nominated deserving individuals and voted on those they deem most worthy of being recognized.

Widely acknowledged as the "father of fee-only financial planning," John E. Sestina has been helping clients manage to be wealthy for over 45 years. John E. Sestina and Company counsels individual clients on an objective fee-only basis. Sestina's record of visionary innovation during the past 26 years has supported his mission to establish fee-only financial planning as an independent profession. Sestina is the author of the only book on the market that outlines a step-by-step guide to help individual consumers prepare their own financial plan, Managing To Be Wealthy.

"We are thrilled to honor John Sestina and the other deserving individuals who have each made significant contributions to the organization and to the planning profession," said NAPFA Chair Lauren Locker, CFP®. "NAPFA's rich history was made possible because of the contributions by those in our ranks, including John Sestina. While this recognition program could have easily acknowledged many more people, the members voted and provided us a wonderful cross-section of people who have made NAPFA what it is today."

The 30 Most Influential includes people of diverse backgrounds, including solo practitioners, principals in large firms, past NAPFA chairs and elected leaders, and NAPFA staff. John Sestina and other honorees will be acknowledged at the awards banquets at the 2013 NAPFA Spring Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 7-10 and the 2013 NAPFA Fall Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 8-11.

"It is an honor to be recognized by such an esteemed group," said Sestina. "NAPFA has helped shape the profession of fee-only financial planning and I am flattered to be named one of the most influential planners in its history."

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