Ms. Mary Anne Leichliter-Rice, MBA, LUTCF

A long-time resident of the adorable town of Garner, Mary Anne opened her "doors" for business with Edward Jones Investments in May 2009 and soon discovered the transaction-focused environment did not match her values and investment philosophy.  In February 2010, Mary Anne transitioned her financial services practice to broker-dealer NYLIFE Securities, LLC, and a year later expanded client offerings to include Eagle Strategies, LLC (fee-based wealth management and financial planning).

Bringing over 10 years of experience in life, long-term care/disability, and wealth management (FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams completed in July 2009), Mary Anne has spent over twenty years in applying financial planning methodologies.  Twelve of those years were spent at IBM in Global Services HQ Finance & Planning managing $50 to $100 million dollar division expense budgets.

Earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, Mary Anne's strong financial foundation has helped her evolve into a financial compass for her clients.  Additionally, while employed as a full-time IBM financial analyst, (and single-parenting a pre-teen daughter), she completed her MBA at AACSB-accredited Meredith College in May 2007 - 3.64 GPA.  

Community Service:

Mary Anne is passionate about supporting her community and volunteers for several non-profits in the Raleigh area:  Note in the Pocket, Comfort Zone Camp, Garner Woman's Club, Pretty in Pink Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity. 

  • Serves as a Student Leadership Ambassador Advisor for Note in the Pocket, July 2019-Present.

  • Serves as a volunteer board member for North Carolina Comfort Zone Camp, November 2013-Present.

  • Selected as a panel guest at North Carolina Association of CPA's - Making Cents, a Financial Literacy Program in 2013.

  • Co-facilitated an AFWA "Money Matters" financial literacy workshop for Meredith College juniors in the Fall Semester of 2011.  Active in the Raleigh AFWA (Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance) chapter (volunteer board member and committee member) from 2011-2014.

  • Joined the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners - Greater Raleigh Chapter) board of directors in 2012.  Active member from 2011-2015. 

Awards & Honors:

NAIFA Quality Award Recipient - 2014 and 2016:

Million Dollar Roundtable+, 2012 and 2017:

My Carolina Today Guest - aired February 29, 2012.

Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro, February 2017-Present

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