Diamond Receives Personal Financial Planning Award


Irvin F. Diamond, CPA/PFS, of Albuquerque, N.M., received the AICPA’s 2008 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award.

Presented at the 2009 Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in San Diego, the award is given to an AICPA volunteer who significantly contributes to the advancement of personal financial planning as a practice discipline and exemplifies the CPA as financial planner.

Diamond is a senior principal of REDW Business and Financial Resources LLC, based in Albuquerque. He is also a founding member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, the leadership body for the profession’s financial literacy efforts, which include 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, designed to help Americans improve their financial understanding, and Feed the Pig, a public service advertising campaign to encourage saving among 25- to 34-year-olds.

Diamond served as vice president and member of the Institute’s board of directors and is a past president of the New Mexico Society of CPAs. He received a “Highest Distinction” designation for his grade on the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist exam and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top financial and tax advisers by several magazines, including Worth and Money.

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