Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of industry professionals dedicated to promoting the financial planning industry. Board members serve voluntarily and must be voted in by the membership each year. Please contact the 2019 Board to get more involved on a committee or to discuss how the FPA of Colorado can help you as a member.

President: Randy Anderson, CFP                                                                                                                               Randy is dedicated to the mission of FPA to elevate the profession by transforming lives through the power of financial planning. He is also dedicated to continuing to grow our chapter and to create a community that adds value to our members and create a great member experience. Randy's practice specializes in senior issues, social security strategies, distribution strategies, and financial planning for those close to retirement or in the retirement stage of life.        
Randy Anderson, CFP®
RJ Anderson Financial, LLC

President Elect/Treasurer: Debbie Freeman, CFP, CPA                                                                                                                                                                                         Debbie is Principal & Director of Planning at Peak Financial Advisors, LLC. She joined Peak Financial Advisors in 2005. Prior to joining Peak, she worked with Deloitte Tax, LLP as a staff accountant. She received her Masters of Accountancy degree and B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Montana in Missoula.    
Debbie Freeman, CFP®, CPA
Peak Financial Advisors

Advocacy Chair: James Passarelli                                                                                                                                 James is Regional Vice President at EGPS. He is a retirement plan professional with experience in third party administration, recordkeeping, operations, relationship management, sales, and consulting. He partners with financial advisors, financial planners, CPAs, and others to develop appropriate retirement plan solutions for businesses and organizations  
James Passarelli

Career Development Chair: Robin Allis, CFP                                                                                                         Robin manages the Client Solutions Team for Mercer Advisors in Denver. Prior to her position with Mercer, she was Annuity Support Manager for Jackson, where she managed registered representatives. She created an undergraduate college intern program that included presentation skills, executive mentoring, and job shadowing. The program also enrolled 150,000 clients in paperless document delivery and generated $6 million in savings over eight years  
Robin Allis, CFP®
Mercer Advisors

Education Chair: Jason Alderson, CFP                                                                                                                 Jason joined the board in 2016 as the NexGen Co-Chair and served most recently as the Pro Bono Co-Chair.  He is focused on delivering high-quality programming to the chapter that aims to keep our members abreast of industry changes, challenges and trends.  
Jason Alderson, CFP®
Elbert Capital Management

Membership Co-Chair: Jan Jordan                                                                                                                                 Jan has served on the Colorado FPA for a number of years and is driven to bring more focus and attention to the Financial Services industry in Northern Colorado. Being a resident of Loveland, Jan understands the difficulties that residents, members, students and partners face when it comes to networking effectively and sharing a wealth of knowledge. She is making it her mission to extend networking and meeting opportunities to people in the Northern areas of Colorado.
Marisa Maurer

Membership Co-Chair: Marisa Maurer                                                                                                                   Marisa joined the FPA in 2015. She is focused on being the liaison between the board and chapter members. She is excited to help each member have the best experience they can in our chapter. Marisa works for IMA Financial Group.          
Jan Jordan
Reverse Mortgage

Pro-Bono Co-Chair: Kittye Tilford, CFP                                                                                                                  Kittye is a Wealth Advisor for the Colony Group, where she helps her clients achieve their goals by providing personalized advice and implementing holistic financial plans that coordinate all aspects of their financial lives. She has served as a leader of the COFPA Pro-Bono effort, including co-leading the team that organizes the annual Financial Planning Day.  
Kittye Tilford, CFP®
The Colony Group

Pro-Bono Co-Chair: Tami Carroll, CFP                                                                                                                         Practicing in personal finance since 2006, Tami specializes in personal wealth management for individuals and families, and truly has a passion for helping people transition through the phases of their financial lives. Tami believes the retirement income planning process is complex because it is alive with choices and variables, and she enjoys helping clients understand how all of the financial decisions they make work together.
Tami Carroll, CFP®, CDFA®, RICP®
BSW Wealth Partners

Professional Relations Chair: Ben Briggs, CFP                                   Ben is a Financial Planner at Creative Planning, which provides comprehensive wealth management services and manages over $25 billion for clients in all 50 states and 2 territories. Ben specializes in Wealth Management, Investment Management for Individuals, Businesses, and Charities
Jesse Gonzalez
Benchmark Lending Group

Professional Relations Chair: Ben Briggs, CFP                                   Ben is a Financial Planner at Creative Planning, which provides comprehensive wealth management services and manages over $25 billion for clients in all 50 states and 2 territories. Ben specializes in Wealth Management, Investment Management for Individuals, Businesses, and Charities
Cory Underwood, CFA®, CFP®

Marketing and Public Relations Chair: Jesse Gonzalez                                                                                                                                                                      Jesse is the owner of Benchmark Lending Group. His professional memberships include: FPA, VA REP, USA Cares, and is member of the National Ethics Association. Jesse worked as Vice President of Mortgage in a wealth management firm in Northern California for 8 years, and as such understands mortgage and real estate from a financial planning prospective.
Jesse Gonzalez
Benchmark Lending Group

Chairperson: Kris Tower, CFP, AIF                                                                                                                           Kris is dedicated to advancing the Financial Planning profession.  Kris is the 2018 Colorado FPA President, has been a member of the board of directors since 2014, in addition to serving in volunteer positions with the national FPA organization. He has RIA and Broker/Dealer experience in both the corporate and independent channels. Kris brings wealth of expertise, experience and passion to the board.  
Kris Tower, CFP®, AIF®
American Portfolios Advisors

Chapter Executive Director: Leslie Shivers, CAE 
Leslie Shivers, CAE
FPA of Colorado

Allied Professionals Committee Chair: Cory Underwood                                                                                                                                                                     Cory is a Partner at RubinBrown Advisors. He provides financial and investment advisory services for clients. He specializes in working with individuals and small businesses, helping them in such areas as financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, college funding, insurance, estate planning, risk management, asset allocation and diversification. Cory also specializes in designing, implementing and working with 401(k) and other qualified plans.
Cory Underwood, CFA®, CFP®