Strategic Partner Spotlight: Jackie Fabitore-Matheny, VALIC
Because retirement planning can be daunting, it’s always comforting to have someone who understands your particular background. Educators can be assured that Jackie Fabitore-Matheny relates to them. Prior to joining the financial services field 25 years ago, Jackie was a special education teacher in California and New York.
Jackie worked for several financial services companies before joining VALIC two years ago. She is VALIC’s vice president of relationship management for strategic partnerships and serves as the company’s representative for all national K-12 education organizations, including ASBO International.
For more than half a century, VALIC has helped Americans plan for and enjoy a secure retirement. The firm serves as a leading plan provider for K-12 schools and school districts as well as for higher education and healthcare institutions. VALIC was the first business to enroll a K-12 public school district in a 403(b) plan, and it is still the number one provider of K-12 retirement plans in the nation.
Thirteen years ago, VALIC became the first financial services company to sponsor ASBO. This past spring, the firm signed on as the sponsor for the Certificate of Excellence program, which recognizes excellence in school budget presentation. VALIC also works regularly with ASBO and other education groups to provide support and training on relevant issues.
VALIC’s commitment to educators is undeniable. “Since its inception, VALIC has focused on providing educators with the products and services they need to achieve their retirement goals,” Jackie says.
Jackie and her husband, John, have two grown children. Their daughter, Julie, recently completed graduate school with a master’s degree in mass communications from VCU. Their son, Jonathan, is a junior at Elon University and majoring in business. John is a professor at Industrial College of Armed Forces. Outside of VALIC, Jackie has also served nationally to promote financial awareness and served on committees with such groups as the International Hispanic Network, the College and University Human Resource Executive Leadership Forum, the Association of School Business Officials International, the American Association of School Administrators, and the National League of Cities. Currently she serves on the Safe Community Coalition of Fairfax County, Virginia, whose vision is a community where youth learn to make responsible decisions and where they are safe, healthy, and free from alcohol and drug use. Jackie keeps physically active by playing tennis and practicing yoga and Pilates; she’s also an avid dancer.