Executive Biography

John F. Rippinger


John F. Rippinger, a successful multipreneur, is president and CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of  Rippinger Financial Group, Inc. LLC,   Aileron Aire LLC, Chapter Deux LLC and JSR Holdings LLC. He is the founder and current Chairman of the Board of Resource Brokerage, LLC, Coordinated Benefits Company LLC, and Benefits Partnership LLC.  Rippinger Financial Group  has been named as one of the top twenty “Best Places to Work inIllinois” for the last five years.

Rippinger, the founding president of the Northwest Branch of the Chicago Association of Life Underwriters (CALU), was also past president of CALU as well as director of the North Branch.  The association awarded Rippinger its highest honor in 1992, the Distinguished Service Award, for his outstanding contributions to CALU. In 2011 Rippinger was honored with the Edward H. O’Connor Memorial Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the Chicago & Northeastern Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

With more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Rippinger has received designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Certified Financial Planner, Registered Health Underwriter, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, Registered Employee Benefits Consultant, Registered Financial Consultant, Long Term Care Professional, and Certified Senior Advisor. He if finishing his last requirement to receive the Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC™) designation from the American College and expects to receive that in the summer of 2012.

John is a member of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) and in 2012-2013 he will serve as the president of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation, of which he was a founding member. In addition to NAILBA John is currently a member of  the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, the Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC), the Top of the Table level of the Million Dollar Roundtable (TOT-MDRT), the Society of Financial Services Professionals (FSP), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Association of Health Insurance Advisors (AHIA), and is also an 18 year student of the Strategic Coach.

In 2008 John was recognized byHarper Collegeas the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award and had the honor to speak at the college’s commencement ceremonies that year.

John lives with his wife, Susan, and stepson, James, inSchaumburg,IL.  An avid aviator, Rippinger, who has been flying for over 48 years, was the co-pilot of the gas balloon “Chicago” which won the 1981 U.S. National Gas Balloon Championship. He now flies his yellow T-34 Navy Trainer in the #6 position on The Lima Lima Flight Team which is the only civilian six aircraft precision aerobatic team in the world. John is also a member of MIA Hunters, Inc. which is a non-profit group that goes on expeditions toPapua New Guineain search of the remains of WWII aviators still listed as missing in action. Other activities include golf, photography, scuba diving, bicycling, motorcycles and skiing.


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