Retirement Planning Services, Inc. is led by
Gerald A. Cannizzaro, president. Mr. Cannizzaro has more than 40
years of general investment
experience, including over 30 years as a financial planner.
Mr. Cannizzaro also is an expert in the Federal Retirement System and Federal Benefits plans, and has assisted many Federal employees in preparing for retirement.
A Registered Investment Advisor for Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and North Carolina, Mr. Cannizzaro holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University Business School in New York, New York, and a B.S. in Psychology from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Cannizzaro is cited regularly in major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine, Parents Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, MSNBC, TBD TV [News Channel 8], TV Tokyo, and the Federal News Radio.
Mr. Cannizzaro is in high demand as an senior seminar instructor. He conducts an average of 75-80 seminars per year in retirement planning, personal finance, and mid-career planning. He has taught at the USDA Graduate School (Washington, DC), the Fairfax County Adult Education Program, and currently regularly teaches for the National Institute of Transition Planning and the Northern Virginia Community Adult Education Program. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland (College Park) and Howard University in Washington, DC. Mr. Cannizzaro is a frequent speaker at national and local professional conferences. He was nominated by USDA for its Faculty Excellence Award in 2004.