Scott Sarber, CFP®, AIF® Elected Board Chairman of Zero Alpha Group

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Zero Alpha Group (ZAG), a national network of wealth management firms that apply exemplary financial thinking and practices to serve clients in a fiduciary capacity, announced earlier the election of Petersen Hastings CEO, Scott Sarber, CFP®, AIF® as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Sarber was elected for the two-year term by ZAG board members at a December meeting.

Continuing to lead ZAG member firms as we navigate the effects the pandemic has had on our clients and member firm employees is my top priority as chairman,” says Sarber who will provide leadership, vision, and direction to the organization. “The strong collaboration amongst our ZAG member firms has enabled us to pivot resources, technology, and services enabling us to continue to provide top quality care to our clients and support our employees when they have needed us most.”

Sarber replaces John Stephens, President of TCI Wealth Management, Inc. who completed his term as Board Chairman at the end of 2020.  During his tenure, Stephens led ZAG through the development and implementation of a governance model for the organization and facilitated ZAG’s first Top Leaders Forum. He also steered ZAG’s early response to the COVID-19 crisis. Stephens, who is also a medical doctor, has offered unique insight on each phase of the pandemic, advising and guiding the group on how to respond to client needs, the best ways to support colleagues, and continued learning and development in a virtual environment.

About Petersen Hastings

Petersen Hastings is a Registered Investment Advisor located in Kennewick and Walla Walla, WA. As a primary fiduciary, Petersen Hastings serves committed investors with complex financial needs. Our multigenerational team of experienced and credentialed professionals delivers innovative solutions through The Trusted Financial PathTM to enhance and preserve wealth. To learn more, visit

About Zero Alpha Group (ZAG)

ZAG is a national network of wealth management firms that apply exemplary financial thinking and practices to serve clients in a fiduciary capacity. ZAG member firms collectively manage more than $23 billion in client assets; are fiercely independent, yet collaborative; and share a common bond in their evidence-based investment philosophies, financial planning strategies, and long-term private wealth management solutions. The network’s collective buying power renders access to institutional investments and services, helping member firms offer solutions to clients that are objective, cost-effective, and customized. In addition, ZAG provides a venue for colleagues of its member firms to gain professional education, exchange business ideas, and explore new financial solutions to better serve clients and acquire additional technical expertise.

Member firms include: Beaird Harris Wealth Management (Dallas, Texas), Carlson Capital Management (Northfield, Minn.), Foster Group (West Des Moines, Iowa), Plancorp (St. Louis, Mo.), Petersen Hastings (Kennewick, Wash.), Resource Consulting Group (Orlando, Fla.), Savant Wealth Management (Rockford, Ill.), and TCI Wealth Advisors (Tucson, Ariz.). For more information about ZAG, follow @ZeroAlphaGroup on Twitter or visit

For additional information, contact Scott Sarber at 509-735-0484 or