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Angelo Cilia, CLU, ChFC joined the Acacia Financial Center of Pittsburgh in 1978 after graduating from Duquesne University. In 1989, at 34, he became the youngest Hall of Fame inductee in the history of the Acacia Group. Angelo has earned the National Quality and National Sales Achievement Awards and has been named Pittsburgh's Senior Associate of the Year six times. In April of 1990, he was named “fast tracker of the month” by Executive Magazine of Pittsburgh. Angelo founded, and is the President of, CF Advisors Group, a financial services firm. He continues to enjoy an association with the Unifi Companies.

Among the advanced degrees Angelo holds, are the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) awarded by the American College in Byrn Mawr, PA. By invitation and qualifications, Angelo belongs to the Million Dollar Round Table (A Life Member) and the Pittsburgh Estate Planning Council. He is Past President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Pittsburgh Chapter. Angelo was active in the not-for-profit community, and served as a Board member of Big Brothers & Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, was an Advisory Board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and served as President of the Thomas Jefferson High School Swimming and Diving Boosters Club in Jefferson Hills. He has spoken to groups of as many as 700, and has made numerous radio and television appearances.



John M. Chesebrough has over twenty-one years experience in the field of financial services. He received his BS in engineering from Michigan Technological University and his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a registered principal and member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of International Association of Financial Planners. John's career path took him to US Steel where he supervised the Irwin works among other responsibilities. John has served as Director of the Investment Department for the Advisors Group in the Pittsburgh office and is presently the Compliance Officer for satellite offices as well as the CF Advisors Group. He works closely with each office to keep them compliant with the SEC and to oversee the compliance for each office.


Gerard F. Wrabley is an Attorney of Law. He received his BA degree from Duquesne University and was also awarded his JD from Duquesne University. He has been admitted to the Practice of the Pennsylvania Bar for thirty-six years and has thirty-two years experience as a Pension Attorney. His areas of experience are in Retirement Plan design and qualification, Retirement Plan termination consulting and employee group presentations, Retirement Plan investment philosophy and strategy, and Employee plan distribution options consulting. CF Advisors Group and Jerry do not provide any legal services.


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