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Armstrong, Alexandra

Alexandra Armstrong Chairman, Armstrong, Fleming & Moore Inc.

Alexandra Armstrong, CFP®, has worked in the investment field for 50 years. In 1977, she was the first person certified as a financial planner in Washington, DC. She is now chairman of Armstrong, Fleming & Moore, Inc., an independent personal financial planning and asset management firm based in Washington, DC, a firm which she started in 1983. Her broker dealer affiliation is Commonwealth Financial.

Alex is past chairman of the International Association for Financial Planning (now Financial Planning Association). She also served as chairman of the Foundation for Financial Planning (2000) and continues to serve on that board. She served in the past as president of the Boy Scouts National Capital Council and Treasurer of Reading is Fundamental.

Alex has received several national honors in her field. The most recent was the 2015 Women to Watch Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded to her by Investment News in March 2016. Additionally, Investment News in 2016 honored Alex by naming their lifetime achievement award after her, its first recipient. Among the most notable other awards were the induction into the Washington, DC, Business Hall of Fame in November 2006.

Alex has coauthored a monthly column on financial planning for Better Investing for over 30 years, the magazine published by the National Association of Investment Clubs. She is listed in Who’s Who in America. She coauthored a book for widows called On Your Own: A Widow’s Passage to Emotional and Financial Well-Being (Fifth Edition, 2012).