FirstWave Financial announced today that Laura Chiesman, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, has been promoted to president of the Satellite Beach-based wealth management firm, effective January 1, 2016.  Chiesman, formerly vice president of client services and WealthCoach™ for the firm, joined FirstWave in 2001.  In addition to her new position, Chiesman will become owner of the firm, which just recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Tom Kirk, who founded FirstWave Financial in 1995, said, “Laura has been an integral component of the FirstWave Financial team for 14 years and I am proud to announce her promotion to company president.  As I move to my new position on our Board1510_FirstWave_7577-TKirk_LChiesman of Directors, where I will continue to work with Laura in moving the firm forward, I could not be happier knowing the future of FirstWave Financial and our clients is in such excellent hands.”

Chiesman, who grew up in Indialantic, Florida is a graduate of Melbourne High School and earned a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Central Florida.  In addition to her leadership at the firm, she is the past president of the American Business Women’s Association, Oceanside Charter Chapter, and also serves on the Genesis House governing board, which provides transitional shelter for homeless women and their children.

About FirstWave Financial

FirstWave Financial™ is an independent wealth management, estate planning and asset protection firm based in Satellite Beach, Florida.  Founded by visionary WealthCoach™ Tom Kirk, CPA-PFS in 1995, FirstWave Financial offers a philosophy that promotes confidence and helps create the life its clients dream of through the delivery of professional expertise and extreme client service.