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Irene S. Jackrel, ChFC, CLU 
Senior Planning Assistant








  • 1969:  Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Summa cum Laude, Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • 1975:  PhD in Neuroscience, Downstate Medical Center, SUNY
  • 1975-1985:  Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Camden, Visiting Scientist at Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • 1986:  Entered the Life Insurance and Financial Services business as an insurance and investment planner. Served as brokerage manager for a small life insurance agency.
  • 1990:  American College of Financial Services, Chartered Financial Consultant Designation
  • 1991:  American College, Chartered Life Underwriter Designation
  • 1993:  Joined Merriken Financial Group, Inc. As Senior Planning Assistant, Irene is involved in case design, researching tax and legal aspects of cases and she interacts with underwriters on medical issues.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of Society of Financial Service Professionals- South Jersey Chapter
  • Former member of SFSP SJ Chapter Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • Former member of Board of Directors of Women of Alluvium
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Voorhees Soccer Association
  • Former Board Member of New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners

Irene lives in Voorhees with her husband, Bob. They have 2 daughters, Meredith and Sara.