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Meet FSP's New CEO

Thursday, October 31, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Anne Rigney
David M. Maola Appointed CEO for Society of FSP Newtown Square, PA — David M. Maola, JD, MBA, was appointed to the position of CEO for the Society of Financial Service Professionals by the board of directors at its meeting on August 8 in Philadelphia. His position became effective September 1. He succeeds Joseph E. Frack, CPA, CGMA, who served as FSP’s CEO since 2000. “David brings vision and ingenuity to FSP at a critical juncture in its 91-year history,” stated FSP Past President Elvin Turner. “His strength in relationship building, organizational development, and strategic planning position him well to create long-term sustainability for the Society of FSP.” Most recently, Maola was CEO of the Center for Autism in Philadelphia, the oldest autism treatment center in the country. As head of the Center, Maola successfully implemented organization-wide change that streamlined operations and achieved budget surpluses. Prior to his leadership role at the Center for Autism, Maola was president and CEO of the Pathway School and the Pathway Corporation. He has also served as CEO of the Drug Information Association and Foundation, and as executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Early in his career he worked at the Philadelphia Bar Association as assistant executive director. “We are confident that the breadth and depth of David’s experience and capability in leading charitable, nonprofit, and educational organizations will set a successful path for FSP’s future,” said Rob Wellendorf, of Execso in Omaha, FSP’s president and chair of the 13-member search committee. Maola holds BA and JD degrees from Temple University, and earned an MBA, summa cum laude, from California Pacific University. He and his family reside in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. ### The Society of FSP is a multidisciplinary community of credentialed financial professionals, a unique collaboration of investment advisors, attorneys, CPAs, insurance professionals, and experts across a variety of sectors. FSP’s chapters provide opportunities for learning and relationship building locally, while the national organization offers additional resources on a larger scale. With a strong commitment to building relationships and expertise across the financial services profession, FSP strives both nationally and locally to empower the highest level of client service possible. For more information, visit

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