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Gina Blair, CRPC®

Gina Blair, CRPC®

Founder | Chief Operating Officer

Prior to founding Panichi Blair, I started my path in the financial world in 2007 when I started at Wells Fargo and later at Merrill Lynch. I never intended to stay in finance since my education was in Criminology and Law Enforcement, (I’ll be honest, I wanted to help people, drive fast and wear a uniform- which I found out isn’t very flattering on me.) At the same time, I worked at Wells Fargo, I started a career as a police officer for the City of Duluth. My interest in finance grew and so did a career opportunity.  I realized, I could still help individuals and their families in a different manner and still leave an impact.  I took the chance and worked in finance full time since 2008. 

I currently hold a Series 6, 7, 65, 63, FINRA registrations and Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses. I am a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®). A designation from the College for Financial Planning signifies that I have met initial and on-going experience, ethical education, and examination requirements for the retirement planning process.

I live in Hermantown with my husband Erik and our three busy daughters. Our oldest is involved in competitive cheerleading at Ideal Cheer Elite where I also sit on the board as the Vice President.  When we have a moment to relax, I enjoy crafting, running, and attempting to garden- which isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. 

After years of working in the corporate world of finance and investments, I wanted to work with clients the same manner I talk about money with my friends and family - a fun, personal, relatable, and nonjudgmental way. A passion of mine is to assists clients to envision and realize their pre-retirement and post-retirement planning goals.  I look forward to meeting with you!