Remembering a Pioneer
The Journal of Financial Planning has a long-standing tradition of working with some of the best minds in the profession through the role of Practitioner Editor. In April, we announced that Dave would become the next Practitioner Editor of the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning effective June 1, 2015. When the news was announced, Dave gave his thoughts on what he hoped to contribute during his term in the position,
“In the spirit of the Journal’s first practitioner editor, Lynn Hopewell, I would hope to not only provide the editorial staff with feedback from the practitioner’s perspective, but to be a talent spotter as well,” said Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP®. “Lynn was notable for introducing the profession to concepts like Safe-Withdrawal Rate analysis and Monte Carlo simulations, which were unheard of twenty years ago. If I can be half the talent-spotter Lynn was by helping to shine a light on the great talent and creativity that can be found among my fellow practitioners, I’ll feel that I’ve accomplished something I can be proud of.”
With this in mind, Dave knew that his inaugural contribution as Practitioner Editor to be to profile Lynn Hopewell. Today, we share Dave’s inaugural contribution to the Journal, Remembering a Pioneer.