Blankinship & Foster CIO Leads Girl Scouts Board

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blankinship & Foster, a nationally recognized wealth advisory firm in Solana Beach, California, announced that its Chief Investment Officer, Rick Brooks, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Girl Scouts San Diego. Brooks’ tenure officially began January 5, just in time for the start of the annual Girl Scouts Cookie Program on Sunday, January 23.

“As a member of our investment, property and executive committees, Rick Brooks has provided invaluable financial expertise,” said Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Jo Dee C. Jacob.

Debbie Rider passes the board of directors gavel to incoming chair Rick Brooks.

Debbie Rider passes the board of directors gavel to incoming chair Rick Brooks.

“And – as the first male to chair the board of our 98-year-old organization – he’s making history.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to be leading such a great organization,” said Brooks. “As a father of two former Girl Scouts, I know first-hand how Girl Scout programs develop girls as future community leaders. I see those leadership skills in my own daughters every day.”

Despite his demanding schedule as chief investment officer of one of San Diego’s premier wealth advisory firms, Brooks is no stranger to service. He has served on the board of Girl Scouts San Diego for four years, and also participates in a number of other local organizations, including the San Diego Foundation and Presidio Little League. He is a past president of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of San Diego.

Brooks’ appointment to lead Girl Scouts San Diego reflects the philanthropic and community support embodied by Blankinship & Foster. “Rick taking on this important role is a testament to his dedication and contribution to the community,” said Stefan Prvanov, CFP®, Blankinship & Foster’s president and CEO. “Rick exemplifies one of Blankinship & Foster core values and guiding principles: to promote a culture of community involvement.

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