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FPA (Financial Planning Association) of California was formed in 2012 to be an advocate on behalf of our members and their clients regarding issues that impact our clients’ financial success and the financial planning profession. In addition, FPA of CA seeks to be a resource for California’s elected and appointed officials, offering an informed, professional perspective on legislative and regulatory issues.

California State Regulators Contact Information

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers and investment advisers.

1515 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA

www.dbo.ca.gov

 

  • Manuel P. Alvarez, 2019 Commissioner
  • Edgar L. Gill, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Edgar.gill@dbo.ca.gov, (916) 327-6698 
The Department of Insurance oversees insurance companies and licenses agents and brokers to protect consumers.

300 Capital Mall, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA

www.insurance.ca.gov

 

  • Ricardo Lara, 2019 Insurance Commissioner, (916) 492-3666

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The Controller’s office is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. They oversee the Franchise Tax Board, maintain the Unclaimed Property Division and are tasked with Financial Education.

300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1850, Sacramento, CA

www.sco.ca.gov

 

  • Betty T. Yee, 2019 Controller
  • Lynn Paquin, Deputy Controller, Investments and Financial Management, LPaquin@sco.ca.gov, (916) 324-9756
The Treasurer’s office has responsibility for Investments, Banking and Finance. They offer resources in Economic Development, Housing, Health, Education, Community Investments, Small Business and Environment.

915 Capitol Mall, Room 110, Sacramento, CA 95814

www.treasurer.ca.gov

 

  • Fiona Ma, 2019 Treasurer

FPA of California Council

Executive Committee

Benjamin Lemon

Benjamin Lemon

2019 President

                     FPA of San Gabriel Valley

 

Janet Larsen

Janet Larsen

2019 President-Elect

FPA of Orange County
Lynda Reynoso

Lynda Reynoso

2019 Council Chair

FPA of San Diego
Mark Prendergast

Mark Prendergast

2019 Council Treasurer

FPA of Orange County

Steve Carder

Steve Carder

2019 Council Secretary

FPA of Orange County

Board of Directors

Alise Kraus

Alise Kraus

2019 Council Member

FPA of East Bay

Michael C. Marangola

Michael C. Marangola

2019 Council Member

FPA of Ventura County

Jim Allen

Jim Allen

2019 Council Member

FPA of Orange County

John Longstaff

John Longstaff

2019 Council Member

FPA of Central California

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2019 Council Member

FPA of Los Angeles
Curt Weil

Curt Weil

2019 Council Member

FPA of Silicon Valley

Catherine Magaña

Catherine Magaña

2019 Council Member

FPA of San Diego
Zach Bennedsen

Zach Bennedsen

2019 Council Member

FPA of San Francisco
Gary Packman

Gary Packman

2019 Council Member

FPA of the West Valleys
Krysta Patterson

Krysta Patterson

Executive Director

Karen Nystrom

Karen Nystrom

FPA National - Director of Advocacy

Josephine Colacci

Josephine Colacci

FPA National - Public Policy Council

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The Financial Planning Coalition is a collaboration of the leading national organizations representing the development and advancement of the financial planning profession.

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