ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Drew Pond, wealth plan design specialist at Alpharetta’s oXYGen Financial, earned his Certified Financial Planner designation in June. The Certified Financial Planner Board confers their marks on financial planners who have met rigorous educational and fiduciary standards, passed the board exam, and completed their experience requirements. Based in Washington, D.C., the board has become the gold standard nationwide for excellence in financial services thanks to their creative marketing efforts and high bar to entry. Pond joined the oXYGen family in 2016 and is now joining five other certified financial planner professionals at the business. Pond splits his time between the Buckhead and Alpharetta branches. Working several days a week at the Alpharetta location feels like a homecoming of sorts because he attended Crabapple Crossing Elementary, Northwestern Middle School and Milton High School, Pond said.