Angie Ribuffo was born in Augusta Georgia, the child of a military family. She traveled a lot while growing up and lived in Germany and Thailand. She graduated from high school at 16 and went on to graduate from San Francisco State University, SFSU, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a minor in theater arts and was commissioned through the Air Force ROTC program where she was the first female distinguished graduate at SFSU. While in the Air Force she obtained the rank of captain and was an Air Force flight nurse.
After her time in the Air Force, she went on to teach at Antelope Valley College and City Colleges of Chicago until the Air Force moved them to Germany. While stationed there, during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, she was the point person for all family assistance for the hundreds of military families at Spangdahlem, Germany.
In 1993 she started a consulting business with the Department of Defense and spent time on Capitol Hill working on quality of life issues for the Department of Defense civilians and military with her focus on finances.
In 2007, after 30 years in the Air Force her husband, Steve, retired and they moved back to Anchorage where they had been stationed years before.
In 2008 she decided to move into the world of financial planning and advising by becoming an independent financial advisor. Since that time Angie has started her own financial planning firm Raion Financial Stategies LLC and become a registered representative with Lincoln Financial Securities. Angie has her licenses in life & health, securities licenses in series 6, 63 and 65. She holds the following 5 designations Certified Financial Planner (CFP®); Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®); Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®); Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and Certified Long Term Care professional (CLTC).
In March of 2019 Angie was recognized by InvestmentNews as one of the 2018 Women to Watch and was also inducted into the Anchorage Athena Society.
From 2017-2018 she was the National President of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) and is currently their Immediate Past President. She also was the 2012 Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) angel award recipient. From 2012-2019 she has been recognized as a WIFS Circle of Excellence recipient.
Angie is married to her husband of 38 years, Steve, has 2 adult sons, Stephen and Daniel, a 7 year old granddaughter, Tahli and 4 year old grandson, Malcolm and her golden retriever, Abby.
Her key to success: be honest, be fair, and be authentic.