Christina Aleckson is a Registered Representative of Securities America, Inc. and Investment Advisor Representative of Securities America Advisors, Inc. She currently holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 26, 63, and 65 licenses as well as state insurance licenses.
Beginning in 1996, Christy started her venture into the financial services industry. She specializes in pre and post retirement planning as well as wealth accumulation and protection for individuals, families, and small businesses. She believes in providing focused and consistent service to her clients. She believes that financial issues do not have to be overwhelming and works to educate her clients about the options they have to meet their goals.
Christy has chosen to work with independent broker-dealers her whole career because she feels it allows her control and unbiased choice over the plans she develops with her clients. She is passionate about helping people and feels that her career allows her to assist clients in many different areas of planning so they can feel secure.
Early in her career, Christy began working with public school district employees as one of the targeted segments of her clientele. Since 1996, Christy has developed a deep level of understanding of the Oregon PERS system. For several years, she and Marsha Yandell (retired) did public seminars on PERS and Social Security benefits. She has worked with many clients to help them understand their PERS retirement options as part of their overall retirement plan and coordinate these benefits with their other qualified retirement accounts. She will continue working with this group as part of her practice to help make the complicated PERS system a little easier to understand for public employees.
Born in Pendleton, Oregon, Christy's family moved to Soldotna, Alaska when she was five years old. Christy came back to Oregon to attend college at Pacific University in Forest Grove. She obtained a Bachelors degree in both Business Management and Political Science. Later, she decided it was time to fulfill another personal goal of earning a Master's degree and got her Masters in Business Administration from George Fox University. She feels strongly that she has the best of both worlds by being raised in Alaska and maintaining close ties to Oregon through her entire life.
Christy is on the Board of Directors of Women in Insurance and Financial Services, Portland Metro Chapter. WIFS is working to create strategic alliances, education and support for and of women in the financial services industries. Christy served as the President of WIFS Portland Metro for two years from 2010-2012. She is currently the Chair of the Programs committee. She also serves on the board of directors for the national organization beginning in 2012, chairing the Marketing and Public Relations committee.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, interior decorating, home improvement, gardening, animals, basketball, reading and being involved in the community. She is a proud season ticket holder to Pacific University's revival of football since 2010-11 and serves on the Boxer Club Board of Directors. Go Boxers!