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Angelia Shay Named WIFS President

Angelia Shay Named WIFS President

Angie_Shay_FamilyFinancesNEW YORK, November 14, 2013 – Angelia Shay, an agent with New York Life’s Richmond General Office, has been named president of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS). WIFS is the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry.  The organization is dedicated toattracting women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential.  As president of WIFS, Mrs. Shay oversees the mission of this organization of 1,000 members and 24 local chapters.

Mrs. Shay joined New York Life in 1994 and holds CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) professional designations.  She is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and in 2005 and 2007 was named the Agent of the Year by New York Life’s Richmond General Office – the first woman in the Richmond General Office of New York Life to receive this sales achievement award.

Mrs. Shay is also a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, which is a Registered Investment Adviser* and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life, and has more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry.  She is the founder and president of THE PATH Financial Strategies (formerly The Fritter Group)**, which provides holistic insurance and financial services for pre-retirees, retirees, and business owners.

Mrs. Shay is one of the women featured in the book Magnificent Masters in Financial Services: Amazing Women – Sensational Stories, and a contributing writer along with Ms. Sheila Eby in the book titled, The New Face of Forty: Life in Transition.  She also was featured in Ronnie Sellers’ Forty Things to Do When You Turn Forty.  Mrs. Shay is a monthly contributor to the “Richmond Family Magazine” financial series.  She has also appeared on “Virginia This Morning”, inLifeHeathPro and the Richmond Times Dispatch.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*** and one of the largest life insurers in the world.  New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).****  Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance.  New York Life Investments***** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services.

Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds.  Please visit New York Life’s website for more information.  For additional information about Mrs. Shay and the Richmond General Office, please  To learn more about what New York Life can do for your career, go to  You can also contact a local New York Life Recruiter at an office near you.


*Angelia Shay is a Registered Representative and offers securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, 4435 Waterfront Drive, Suite 400, Glen Allen, VA 23060, (804) 935-5318, and is also an Agent for New York Life Insurance Company.

**THE PATH Financial Strategies, LLC is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities LLC or its affiliates.

***Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, May 20, 2013.  See for methodology.

****Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/13.

*****New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.


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