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Avantax Starts Women’s Forum

Success womenAvantax, which offers financial planning services, has created the Avantax Women’s Advisor Forum. The company said it is part of the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts for female financial professionals.

Laura Stack, VP of business development, has been named the Forum’s head and will work with the Avantax leadership to develop the forum.  She will expand relationships with industry groups and associations such as the Financial Services Institute.

Stock, who joined Avantax three years ago, spent 21 years in executive positions with LPL Financial, which says it is the nation’s largest broker dealer and provides advice in the retail financial market.

She was director of business development for the Wealth Consulting Group in 2018 and 2019 and was head of relationship management for Cetera Advisors in 2017 and 2018.

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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