Angela S. Cusmano, CPFA, CRPC®, AIF®, is a founder and the Managing Partner of Dahring | Cusmano and Associates. Since 1998, Angela has made it her mission to help people make meaningful changes in their financial lives—from entry-level 401(k) manufacturing employees to corporate officers and business owners. Her infectious enthusiasm for personal finance and investment education easily radiates to the people who work with her.
Angela’s extensive education and experience uniquely qualify her to support corporate and individual clients. As a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA1), she has the expertise to educate plan fiduciaries in their responsibilities and to prudently direct individual investors. Angela is a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®2) and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®3). A long-standing member of the National Association of Plan Advisors and Women in Pensions Network, Angela is a strong proponent for entrepreneurism and has been an active member of Inforum.
Angela has been recognized for her outstanding service to her clients. She was a finalist in On Wall Street Magazine’s Top 100 Branch Managers4 and has been selected by 401KWire.com as one of the Top 300 Advisors in Defined Contribution5. While her list of accolades is extensive, her greatest satisfaction comes from improving the lives of her clients.
Active in her community, Angela serves on the advisory board for The Salvation Army of Southeastern Michigan and she served as a volunteer soccer coach for the Special Olympics for twelve years. Her long history of giving back extends into her work. Coming from a law enforcement family, Angela has been providing volunteer financial counseling to hundreds of Oakland County Sheriff Deputies and their families since 2003.
Angela and her husband, Dan, live in Northville, Michigan, with their beautiful and long-awaited toddlers, Benjamin and Francesca. Angela is always moving—she enjoys traveling and she loves outdoor activities, especially hiking, white-water rafting and playing soccer.
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1CPFA: A Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, Angela is qualified to develop retirement plans as a plan fiduciary or to support plan fiduciaries in their responsibilities.
2CRPC®: A Certified Retirement Planning Counselor SM , Angela has unique qualifications to support individuals and businesses in developing customized retirement plans.
3AIF®: As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Angela adheres to a fiduciary responsibility to protect the best interests of the client rather than the interests of any other organization.
4On Wall Street's Top 100 Branch Managers, as identified by On Wall Street, uses criteria, such as achievements during the year; ability to identify, recruit, develop, retain and reward talented Financial Advisors and dedication to the goal of providing superior client service. The Honorees are selected from the pool of nominees by judges chosen by On Wall Street. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the Branch Manager's future performance. Neither Dahring | Cusmano and Associates nor its Branch Managers pay a fee to On Wall Street in exchange for the rating.
5The Top 300 Advisors in Defined Contribution as identified by 401kWire uses quantitative criteria selected from a pool of over 3,000 nominations from the industry and the 401kWire's editorial staff. The list of the 300 Most Influential DC Advisors was selected from more than 120,000 reader votes as well as from input from last year's Top 40 Advisors and from distributors working with the advisors. Quantitative factors include, but are not limited to, total assets, production, average account size, years in the business and other statistics about the advisors' practices gathered directly from the nominees. Investment performance is not a criterion. The rating may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the Financial Advisor's future performance. Neither Dahring | Cusmano and Associates nor its Financial Advisors pay a fee to 401kWire in exchange for the rating.