About: Edward W. Gjertsen II
- Edward W. Gjertsen II, CFP®, currently serves on the board of directors for the 24,000-member Financial Planning Association® (FPA®). He is vice president of Mack Investment Securities, Inc. in Glenview, Ill. and founder of The Mutual Bond Group, an organization dedicated to guide surviving spouses to financial independence. Gjertsen has been a member of FPA and its predecessor organization (International Association for Financial Planning) since 1996. Gjertsen served as FPA of Illinois chapter president and director of technology, and was awarded the FPA of Illinois's 2008 Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award. Gjertsen served as co-chair of the president/president-elect track for FPA Chapter Leaders Conference 2008, is a co-founder of the FPA diversity committee and will serve as 2010 diversity committee chair. Gjertsen holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Illinois State University.