Rick McClanahan has been working in the financial sector for over 20 years, helping clients protect their assets and invest wisely. A successful financial consultant, speaker, coach and entrepreneur, he founded his holistic financial services practice, Legacy First Financial Group LLC, in 2007 and is also the founder and CEO of the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in teaching financial education in libraries, businesses and over 200 universities nationwide.
Rick’s success in his financial practice and non-profit organization led to an overwhelming desire to educate financial professionals about the new DOL fiduciary rule and what it now means to be a true fiduciary. In early 2017, he founded the National Association of Certified Financial Fiduciaries (NACFF®) and created the Certified Financial Fiduciary®designation to accomplish this goal.
Rick is a widely sought-out conference speaker and instructor of multiple topics including comprehensive fiduciary training, understanding fiduciary laws, the DOL fiduciary rule as well as financial management, retirement income planning, Social Security and Medicare training, employee and workplace training, wealth management strategies and more. His workshops, classes and seminars are in constant demand due to his devotion to his craft, his passion for helping people improve their lifestyles and his expertise in insurance, finance, tax and estate planning issues.
Rick served eight years on three different ships in the United States Navy and is a proud veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Jenny was born in Burbank California and has called Charlotte, NC, home since the age of six.
Jenny has an extensive background of almost 30 years in customer service. Her experience in many different fields has built an impressive portfolio of skills and abilities of which she brings to NACFF. She spent 12 years in the automotive industry and almost 10 years as a medical device sales rep to area hospitals.
She also spent time studying business and psychology which she applies to her customer service background.
Jenny strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with her clients and business partners. Building and maintaining those relationships is something that comes naturally for her
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys traveling, cooking and many other outdoor activities. She has also raised two wonderful children, Dillon, age 27 and Ravin, age 22.
NACFF welcomes Dr. Michele Poff to our Board of Directors.
Michele specializes in academic, legal and other nonfiction writing of all types, including persuasive writing (e.g. marketing documents), where clarity and argument quality are essential, and legal writing which demands high levels of precision and persuasiveness. She also designs, conducts, and analyzes original research and design courses to meet clients' educational needs
Mensa High IQ Society Awarded: 2012
University of California, Berkeley BA, English
Portland State University MA, Linguistics/English language instruction -2005
University of Washington PhD, Communication - 2010
Ravin is responsiblible for onboarding all of our new members and other various office duties.
She is an asset to our organization as she adds valuable customer service skills from her previous employment experiences and is also fluent in today's technology and helping the company use them to their fullest potential to help our company grow.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog and two cats who are their "fur babies".
Jeff Kenney brings 30 years of leadership and management experience in professional licensure and certification to NACFF.
While at the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards he led the conversion of the Architect Registration Examination to one of the first large-scale computer-delivered exams in North America.
He served as the Executive Director of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (now CIDQ). During his tenure, he restructured the internal operations systems to accommodate growth of interior design professional qualifications and certification.
Jeff has extensive experience working across many cultures and adapting programs to unique customs and locations in the area of financial services.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University.
All fiduciaries are not the same. CFF is the standard of Excellence.