Hires Brian Boswell as Vice President, Research and Development

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The newly created position will contribute to the expansion of the firm’s product and service offering for the 529 plan industry. announced today that Brian Boswell has joined the firm to maintain and expand its product and service offering for the 529 plan industry. Brian brings 15 years of experience and subject matter expertise in 529 plans, including eight years at Ascensus College Savings, the leading administrator of 529 savings and prepaid plans in the country, where he was Director of Advisor Distribution.

As VP of Research and Development, Brian will contribute to the intellectual capital of the firm, building on the legacy of founder Joseph Hurley who has grown into the leading source of information on college savings and 529 plans for consumers, industry professionals and the media alike. Brian will also leverage his know-how of the advisory space to develop new products to help financial advisors grow their practices through college savings.

“I am excited to be joining, which is widely regarded as the gold standard in college savings information. I'm looking forward to helping further the success of the 529 college savings industry and helping more families prepare for their higher education goals,” he says.

“Brian’s in-depth knowledge will bolster our analytical capabilities and enhance our mission of providing insightful information to both professionals and consumers. With Brian’s record of success and achievement, he will be instrumental in helping us to grow by developing new products to better serve the needs of the industry,” said Marcos Cordero, CEO of

Joseph Hurley added, “I’m delighted to have Brian joining our team; he brings a unique perspective and strong business acumen that will be integral to maintaining our market leadership as moves into the future.”

Prior to Ascensus, Brian served as Subject Matter Expert for educational savings research at Financial Research Corporation. He has been quoted in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, and BusinessWeek among others. He holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 licenses.

About has been a leading independent authority on 529 college savings plans since 1999. The site compiles and analyzes data, and creates content and tools to provide parents, financial professionals and state agencies with resources to help them understand how to meet the challenge of increasing higher education costs.

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