Hook Named Breakout Speaker at the Star-Ledger's Road to Personal Wealth Financial Conference January 1, 2013 Howard Hook, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant with EKS Associates, has been named a breakout speaker for the 11th annual Road to Personal Wealth Financial Conference taking place Saturday, January 12, 2013. at Kean College in Union, NJ. Howard will sit on the “Ask the Biz Brain” panel, where attendees get to ask their financial planning questions to a panel of experts. The Road to Personal Wealth Conference features inspirational stories and financial workshops hosted by popular TV personalities, authors and advisors. Financial expert Suze Orman, "Shark Tank's" own Barbara Corcoran, and motivational speaker Steve Adubato are this year's keynote speakers. Fast-paced sessions are designed to provide consulting, wealth management advice and answer questions for attendees of any age that are looking to get their financial house in order.