President's Message

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Greetings Fellow FPA NCA Members,


The 2022 Winter Olympics are officially in the history books with the US bringing home a total of 25 medals; 8 gold 10 silver and 7 bronze. Congratulations to Team U.S.A.! No matter the outcome or the internal strife of the day, the Olympics always remind us of why we have such pride as a nation.


While the Olympics took center stage for the better part of February, Vladamir Putin quickly garnered the world’s attention when he invaded Ukraine just a few short days after the Closing Ceremony. Alas, the volatility we saw in January has continued in February, with the NASDAQ nearing bear market territory and the S&P 500 nearing correction territory on the day of the invasion.


It goes without saying, but times like these provide great opportunities for thoughtful planners to stand out from the pack with active communication and reminders of the long-term Plan we have helped clients create. Alas, when the markets head south, clients need the steady hand of their Planner more than ever.


I’d like to thank our members for a great turnout at our February luncheon. We had nearly 50 people in attendance at Westwood Country Club in Vienna. Gary Altman gave a great overview of how cryptocurrencies are treated for estate planning purposes and Jamie Catherwood educated us with intriguing stories that remind us of the role that psychology plays in investing. 



W. Kirk Taylor, CFP®

Kirk Capital Advisors, LLC

2022 President of FPA NCA                                                  


Local Events and Learning Resources

Tuesday, March 8th The NexGen Study Group will be held March 8th 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Caboose Commons in the Mosaic District in Fairfax. Drinks and appetizers are included

Friday, March 25th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

Chris Yost, SVP of Cantor Fitzgerald presents “Advanced

Planning Strategies with Opportunity Zones and 1031’s. Click here to learn

more about Chris.


Dave Thomas, CRPC, INVESCO

The Golden Hour: Research shows that the “Golden Touch” is imperative in providing outstanding client service. A personal touch must be made with clients at least four times during the year, and these touches must be personal in nature with outstanding communication skills

Register Here for the Upcoming Events

Your Chapter Needs You!

Please consider getting volunteering your time to help make our Chapter the best it can be. This is a great way to learn more about the Board positions and meet more members. The following committee opportunities are available:

  • Membership
  • Social & Golf
  • Pro-bono


If interested, please email Kristin Beane at kristin@fpanca.org and she will connect you with the committee Chair.

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National Events and Learning Resources

FPA All-Member:

March 16th @ 4pm (ET) Join us for FPA Media Mastery: All-Member Quarterly

Virtual Media Training.

One of the most impactful ways you can elevate your brand awareness is by working with journalists and being featured in their content. But how do you do it effectively? As an FPA member, you can learn the ins and outs of working with journalists with the Media Mastery program. Each quarter, Ben Lewis – FPA’s Chief Communications Officer – walks members though the “Four P’s” of working with the media: Prepare, Perform, Poise, and Protect. Plus, any CFP® professional member who attends will qualify to participate in FPA MediaSource, the automated media query system that has connected members with hundreds of journalists! Register here today.

FPA Annual Retreat:

April April 25th -28th, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Lost Pine, TX. 

Relax. Reinvigorate. Be Challenged.

It has been two long years since we have been able to welcome you to FPA Retreat. And after experiencing the societal trials and tribulations of the past couple of years, you owe it to yourself to reconnect with your peers in a thought-provoking experience unlike any other.

The top minds in the profession will reconvene at FPA Retreat 2022—a one-of-a-kind event designed to help you relax, be reinvigorated, and challenge your way of thinking about yourself, your business, and your profession. Over four days, you will be invited to share ideas, examine critical issues, and learn how you play a pivotal role in paving the way forward for the profession. It’s an opportunity to rekindle past relationships and forge new ones—all in a beautiful, intimate setting.

The realities of what we have faced in recent years will remain with us for years to come, but we will prove our resilience as a community. And it all starts with FPA Retreat 2022. We will see you there!

Register Here for the FPA National Retreat


August 23rd - 25th in Las Vegas we can't wait to welcome you back in-person! More information coming soon. Check out National's Nexgen website for dates and updates. Visit the FPA NCA website for local events.

FPA Knowledge Circles

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

There are some exciting opportunities if you are looking to learn more or get involved. FPA National has an extensive list of Knowledge Circles and opportunities to help you discuss,

engage, and learn with fellow FPA members. 

For Firm Leaders:

March 3rd @ 12PM (MST) Amy Franko, Founder and CEO of Franko Associates. Key Business Development Planning Metrics You Need for Growth.

March 8th @1:00 pm EST Emily Chiang, CFP, MBA will discuss a Step-By-Step Succession Planning Process & Procedures.

March 10th @12 pm MST Host Bridget Grimes will lead a panel discussion on Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Continuity Planning for Your Financial Planning Practice

Check out other Knowledge Circles: These knowledge circles can be joined here.

Color Coding for Individual Comfort for Social Networking Options

Color Stickers will be available to indicate your preference of Social Networking and Indicate your Comfort Level Socializing with Others!

You acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the event, you agree to abide by all safety protocols of the facility and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure.

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