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CFO Alex Sink Recognizes Financial Planning Week


CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Jayme O’Rourke, 850-413-2842

TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink this morning presented a Cabinet resolution designating the week of October 4 through October 10, 2010, as Financial Planning Week.

“Financial planning empowers individuals to manage realistic financial goals and negotiate the financial barriers that arise throughout life,” said CFO Sink. “I have always been an ardent advocate of financial literacy and I encourage all Floridians to take steps that can help them to have a secure financial future, which may include seeking assistance from a financial planner.”

CFO Sink was joined at the presentation by members of the Financial Planning Association of Florida, including:

Michael Zmistowski, President, First Gulf Advisors, Tampa
Cathy Norris, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, St. Pete/Tampa
Kimberly Overmann, Financial Advisor, The Financial Well, Inc., Tampa
Claudia Sachs, Financial Planner, Prudential Insurance Co., Tallahassee
Charlie Fitzgerald, Principal, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, Orlando

The Financial Planning Association of Florida is the membership organization for the financial planning community, representing 1,700 members dedicated to supporting the financial planning process as a way to help Floridians achieve their goals and dreams. For information, visit:

As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services and serves as the State Fire Marshal.  A successful businesswoman with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  As CFO, Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful government spending.