Stonegate Wealth Management, LLC is pleased to announce that Firm Founder and Partner, Stephen Craffen has been appointed by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), to act as the President of the North East/Mid-Atlantic Region for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. In accepting this honor, Mr. Craffen will be leading the region of the United States with the largest NAPFA membership.

Mr. Craffen has been a member of NAPFA since 1998. He has served as a volunteer for NAPFA in many capacities over the years. Mr. Craffen has served as a member of NAPFA’s new Leadership and Development Committee for the National Board, helping to establish the procedures that will be used to select future National Board members and he has served on the Eastern Region Conference Committee for several years. He has also organized and helped to run a series of educational symposiums on the East Coast for the past three years. Additionally, Mr. Craffen was a study group director for NAPFA’s Eastern Region.

NAPFA is the nation’s premier organization of fee-only financial advisors. As a member of NAPFA, Mr. Craffen adheres to a strict code of ethics and has signed an oath stating that he will not accept commissions of any kind.

Mr. Craffen is looking forward to leading the North East/ Mid-Atlantic Division of NAPFA stating,

“I look forward to continuing my service to NAPFA and helping it maintain its role as leaders in the financial planning field.”

Craffen founded Stonegate Wealth Management in 1993. The firm became a fee-only firm in 1998 to provide its clients with the highest levels of financial planning and investment advisory services on a cost-effective basis and without product bias. The firm has $210 million in assets under management. Steve is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, recognized as a hallmark of excellence in securities analysis. A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (1977 BE), he also earned a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1983, and a Masters in Financial Planning in 1998 from the College for Financial Planning in Denver Colorado.

Partners in the firm include Craffen, Thomas J. Geraghty, CPA, CFP, and Craig R. Marson, CPA, J.D.
For Release 9 a.m. EDT, May 18, 2012