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President and CEO,
Retirement Planning Strategies
Ann Vanderslice (www.annvanderslice.com), president and CEO of Retirement Planning Strategies, focuses on helping federal employees understand and optimize the value of their benefits and plan for retirement. Vanderslice holds a Registered Financial Consultant designation from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, is an Investment Adviser Representative and a licensed insurance professional. She is the author of "FedTelligence 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Federal Benefits."
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