Elaine E. Bedel, CFP® is president, CEO and founder of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., a fee-only wealth management firm providing financial planning and investment management services. Bedel Financial has been named among the top RIA and women-owned RIA firms in the country.
Elaine is not only a successful business owner but also committed to giving back to her profession and her community. She is currently serving with the following organizations: Arthur Jordon Foundation, Butler University, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Hanover College, Indiana Landmarks Foundation, and John H. Weidner Foundation. She is a weekly guest on Your Money on Channel 13, WTHR, as well as a contributor to Inside Indiana Business e-newsletter, The INside Edge. Elaine’s first book, Advice You Never Asked For…But wished you had!, was released in April, 2009.
In recognition for her dedication, Elaine has received the “Heart of Financial Planning” award from the Financial Planning Association; the Torchbearer Award given by Governor Mitch Daniels and the Indiana Commission on Women; and the Trailblazer Award presented by the Indiana Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Elaine was inducted into the Indiana Business Hall of Fame in 2013.
Elaine has been an active participant in the leadership of the financial planning profession. Her board involvement includes the CFP Board of Standards, Financial Planning Standards Board (international), Foundation for Financial Planning, and Schwab Institutional Advisory Board. She is a long time member of NAPFA and the FPA.