The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC®) Founder’s Award is given in honor of the IARFC Founder John J. Gargan to those who have been a past or present Board Director, Officer or committee member, held a professional designation awarded by the IARFC, possess a clean regulatory record, and been a member in good standing for a minimum of 5 years. They must have achieved a high ethical and professional standard and most importantly, helped expand the visibility of the Association.
For his longevity with the Association, service as a Board Member, and ardent supporter of the IARFC mission, the IARFC taps Burnett Marus, RFC® Retired of Burnett Marus Associates in Richardson, TX as the 2020 recipient of the Founder’s Award.
As a regular contributor for the IARFC publication, the Register, Burnett has praised the IARFC for reaching beyond its geographical limits to include international chapters. He acknowledged that he was initially attracted to the Association by the multitude of professionals with years of experience and the concern about continuing education. Further he feels that the IARFC always provided a broader forum for topics that are inherent to financial consulting.
“I am honored and humbled to be the recipient of the IARFC Founder’s Award,” declares Marus. “This Association has been an important part of my professional life since 1984 when I first met Jack Gargan in Amelia Island, FL at the inaugural meeting of what is now the IARFC. I am very proud of what the IARFC has become and extremely proud to be recognized for being a part of this excellent Association.”
In his own personal financial services pursuits, Marus provides distinct services for financial professionals and investors through the following companies:
- Burnett Marus Associates – Financial Services
- Burnett Marus Associates – Tangible Asset Management Services (TAMS)
- Investor’s Rare Coin and Bullion Service
In addition, Burnett Marus Associates is a source for meeting planners seeking presentations on marketing, alternative investments, and asset allocation topics.
“The Founder’s Award honors those who have specifically taken interest in leadership of the IARFC and supported its mission through Board of Director participation,” stated IARFC Trustee Chair and CEO, H. Stephen Bailey, MRFC®. “Burnett Marus had given his time, experience and vision throughout the years for the growth of the membership and the adherence to the IARFC Code of Ethics. I am appreciative of his commitment and dedication to the Association.”
This Founder’s Award will be presented to Burnett Marus, RFC® Retired, during the Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 23 at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati, OH. More information on all Association Awards can be found on www.iarfc.org/events/awards.