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K-State Today

June 22, 2018

Four K-State Personal Financial Planning affiliates named to InvestmentNews' 40 Under 40 list

Submitted by College of Human Ecology

InvestmentNews has recognized four K-State Personal Financial Planning students or graduates as 2018 40 Under 40 honorees.

Desmond Henry, Marc Shaffer, Kathleen Boyd and Christopher Moore were chosen from a pool of almost 1,000 nominees by a panel of reporters, editors and other representatives of InvestmentNews, to make a list of 40 talented individuals.

Henry, a graduate of the master's program, is the founder and financial planner for Afflora Financial Life Planning in Topeka. Shaffer, a graduate of the bachelor's program, is a principal at Searcy Financial Services in Overland Park. Kathleen Boyd, a current student in the doctoral program, is a wealth advisor at Navigoe in Redondo Beach, California. Moore, a current student in the doctoral program, is the director of financial readiness at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

"We are thrilled by this recognition of how our students and graduates are impacting the financial planning profession," said Martin Seay, director of personal financial planning. "We also view this as a testament to the quality of our graduate programs, as these leaders are drawn to Kansas State Personal Financial Planning from across the country to further their education."

The Personal Financial Planning Program at K-State has been consistently ranked as a top-five program in the country. Its mission is to prepare the professionals of tomorrow to transform lives through the power of financial planning. With programs centered on the certified financial planner certification, K-State graduates are known for their technical expertise and training in interpersonal communication.

InvestmentNews' 40 Under 40 project strives to award the young talent that is rarely recognized in the financial advice industry. By rewarding these honorees, InvestmentNews hopes to reveal the promising future for the industry.

"Winners were chosen based on their level of accomplishment, contribution to the financial advice industry and leadership," said Frederick P. Gabriel Jr., editor of InvestmentNews. "They are role models for other young individuals who are striving to make a difference."

Along with the making the fifth annual 40 under 40 list, these award winners are highlighted in the June 18 issue of InvestmentNews and online at investmentnews.com.

Learn more about each of the 40 under 40 honorees