On January 18, the University of South Florida (USF) Muma College of Business celebrated Personal Financial Planning Day with the FPA of Tampa Bay chapter. Investment and planning giant Raymond James donated $200,000 to the USF Muma College of Business for its Personal Financial Planning Program under the directorship of Laura Mattia, PhD, CFP®, CDFA®, CRPS®. In recognition of the gift, the college named Mattia’s position the “Raymond James Financial Director.”
Said Mattia: “We are so grateful to the many supporters of the Personal Financial Planning Program and particularly Raymond James’ generosity and commitment to see that the program is a success. This commitment is what distinguishes this program for its unique community and business engagement with the financial services industry as we strive to meet the demand for services for both individuals and communities. This mission is consistent with USF’s strategic goal of student success by producing well-education graduates who will help improve the quality of community enrichment and increase employment opportunities in Florida, the United States and the global economy.”
USF students in the Personal Financial Planning program, who have their own student chapter in the Tampa Bay FPA, also participated in the day’s activities and had a chance to network with the many members in attendance.
Following the Raymond James presentation, there was a reception as well as several panel discussions and speakers.
Pictured are the members of the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay’s Student Chapter at USF. Back row, fourth from left: Laura Mattia, PhD, CFP®, CDFA®, CRPS®.
Front row, far left: Christine Brown, chapter executive of FPA of Tampa Bay; far right: Michael Zmistowski, President, FPA of Tampa Bay.