Kalamazoo, MI, September 17, 2015 – Greenleaf Trust is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Tarkowski has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks. Mr. Tarkowski has been a member of the Greenleaf Trust team since January 2014 and is responsible for providing trust services to individual clients and nonprofit organizations.

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.