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The University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education is pleased to announce that it has registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning certificate program.An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design), which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at UNF’s Division of Continuing Education will be eligible to sit for the national CFP Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board.
Ryan M. Newton, CFP®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
A native of Georgia, Newton relocated to Amelia Island as a young child. He is a graduate of Fernandina Beach High School and earned his B.B.A. in finance and computer information systems from Mercer University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also holds a Master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Georgia and has worked in the Greater Jacksonville area since 2003. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 2007 and is now a financial planner with Gold Tree Financial, Inc. He is a former small business owner, having previously formed his own Registered Investment Advisor firm in Jacksonville where he provided fee-based financial planning, investment advisory and management services.
Additionally, Newton holds his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as his life, health and variable annuity insurance license in the state of Florida. He is also licensed for insurance and securities in several other states. He is currently working on his Accredited Estate Planner® designation. He also teaches the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ curriculum, Casebook Workshops and the Comprehensive Live Review class throughout the United States for Kenneth Zahn Inc.
Newton is active in various philanthropic organizations in Jacksonville, volunteering and raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and Rotaract.
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