Press Release: Financial Services Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

April 23, 2012    

Contact: Suzanne Grimaud
John G. Gillespie, CEP, RFC ®, President/CEO, AFG / 405.491.0235

John G. Gillespie Becomes a Member of the Financial Services Institute

FSI Advocates for Main Street Americans’ Access to Independent, Affordable Financial Advice

BETHANY, OKLAHOMA – Local financial advisor John G. Gillespie, of Access Financial Group,
Inc. (AFG), today announced he has become a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) in
Washington, D.C.  FSI advocates for Main Street Americans’ access to unbiased, affordable financial advice,
delivered by a growing network of over 35,000 independent financial advisor members.

“I am proud to become a member of the FSI, an organization that works hard every day, to protect my
clients’ access to quality financial advice,” said Gillespie. “FSI helps educate elected officials and regulators
on what Americans need from financial advisors and how the industry works with clients to secure their
financial futures.  They also help ensure that I can continue to offer my clients and potential clients the
advice they need.”

“We are very pleased to have John Gillespie as a new member,” said FSI President & CEO Dale E.
Brown. “Our advocacy is only as effective as our engaged members.  And conscientious advisors like John
Gillespie help bring real-life experience to our efforts.  We plan to work closely with Gillespie as we
advocate for independent financial advisors and the hard-working clients they serve.

About the Financial Services Institute (FSI):  FSI is an advocacy organization for independent financial
services firms and independent financial advisors.  Established in January 2004, we have well over 100
broker-dealer members and over 35,000 financial advisor members.  Our member firms have upwards of
180,000 financial advisors affiliated with them.  Our mission is to create a more responsible regulatory
environment for independent broker-dealers and their affiliated independent financial advisors through
effective advocacy, education and public awareness.  And our strategy includes involvement in FINRA
governance, constructive engagement in the regulatory process and effective influence on the legislative
process.  For more information, please visit


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