President’s Message – October 2014

Greetings, as I write I am returning from the FPA BE national conference held in Seattle where I had the privilege of representing the MN chapter. Janet Stanzak, National President was extraordinary in putting this conference together and certainly made MN proud. In addition, from those I came in contact with I think there were about 10 attendees from MN.

The sessions I attended certainly embodied the conference theme of Business and Education. With over 1,800 attendees and 100+ sponsor booths it was also noted that 20 countries were represented at the conference! Can you believe that..... WOW! I had the opportunity to share conversations with financial advisors from the Netherlands, Japan and India.
Julieann Schroeder and Bert Sonneveld
Bert Sonneveld from the Netherlands

In addition, Jill Schlesinger, CFP - CBS News correspondent, served as the emcee for the conference. During an evening reception I had the pleasure of spending about 20 minutes in a sofa chat with Jill. She has great strength of character and fabulous stage presence and is a respected voice in the financial services profession. You might not be aware of her spot on our local WCCO radio "Jill on Money" - She mentioned WCCO wants her to visit and present at our Minnesota State Fair!!   I encouraged her to do so ...
Julieann Schroeder and Jill Schlesinger

Today we welcome the Fall season. Yes .... a wistful, bittersweet time of year but also a season full of beautiful color and perfect temperatures. Savor each and every day.

As always, it is my pleasure and compliment to serve you. Never hesitate to write or call me.

Warmly, julieann
Julieann Schroeder President, FPA of Minnesota
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