Estate Planning Council of Seattle Names New Officers for 2012-2013
Submitted by: Flash Media Services
Seattle, WA (OPENPRESS) July 3, 2012 -- The Estate Planning Council of Seattle has appointed a slate of new officers to lead the council for 2012-2013, with Patricia Char, a partner with K&L Gates, LLP in Seattle, elected president.
Joining Char is immediate past president Mitchell V. Maurer, a Certified Financial Planner professional with AXA Advisors LLC in Bellevue and vice president Joan Albee, a CPA with Wellspring Group P.S. CPAs in Bellevue, treasurer Michael Vranizan, vice president at Joslin Capital Advisors in Bellevue, and secretary P. Gerry Maurer, AEP, CLU and ChFC with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Seattle.
The executive committee includes Akane Suzuki, an owner of Garvey Schubert Baurer law firm in Seattle, and Ron Nagle, CPA with Clothier & Head P.S. in Seattle, Carl Middleton, chartered life underwriter with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network on Bainbridge Island, and Carla Wigen, vice president and wealth management director with Wells Fargo Private Bank in Seattle.
Michael Harmon, attorney with JP Morgan Private Bank in Seattle, and William Whitaker, chartered life underwriter with Kibble & Prentice in Seattle, were appointed co-chairs of the 2013 Estate Planning Seminar, which is co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and will be held Nov. 1-2, 2012, in Seattle. The event draws more than 1,000 attendees.
About the Estate Planning Council of Seattle: Originally founded in the early 1940s and one of the leading estate planning councils in the nation, The Estate Planning Council of Seattle is comprised of King County's top estate planning lawyers, certified public accountants, trust officers, insurance agents, and financial planners. The council aims to promote the highest quality estate planning services in the Pacific Northwest by developing and improving the capabilities of its members, fostering cooperation among professionals, and by educating the public about estate planning matters. Visit the Estate Planning Council of Seattle's web site at www.epcseattle.org.