Chad Arrington Promoted to Partner of The Kelly Group
By Bryan E. Kelly, CFP®
It is with pride and pleasure that The Kelly Group announces the promotion of Chad Arrington to the position of Partner. What is especially exciting to us about Chad’s advancement is his youth – he is only 30. He represents the next generation of leadership for our organization, a Wealth Management firm we hope and expect to be here for several generations to come.
Chad’s precocious success in the financial planning industry stems from his passion for guiding individuals and families to a genuine understanding of the role of money in their lives, and providing them a clear path toward their financial and life goals. A native of Franklin County, Virginia, he is a Virginia Tech alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a concentration in Finance, and a graduate of Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track. Continuing his pursuit of excellence in the field of financial planning, Chad recently acquired a Master of Science in Financial Services with a concentration in Advanced Financial Planning from The American College of Financial Services.
Chad has already earned recognition as a leader in the financial planning profession. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) both nationally and locally, and is co-chair of the FPA of Maryland local NexGen chapter. Chad also recently completed his term as a member of the New Century Council for Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. He continues to pursue his passion for community by volunteering for various non-profits and other groups devoted to good works.
Ever since he joined our firm in 2010, the hundreds of financial plans Chad wrote were meticulous, well thought out, and replete with valuable recommendations for our clients based on their unique circumstances. He has been instrumental in honing the resources and capabilities of The Kelly Group’s Financial Planning Department, creating policies and procedures to better service our clients, and developing processes for training and mentoring new planners. The quality and dedication of our Financial Planning Department – now five members strong and growing – is a testament to Chad’s energy, vision and commitment to our client-first culture.
Chad’s elevation to Partner holds a special significance for our firm. When Uncle Bill and I first founded The Kelly Group more than 20 years ago, we envisioned a client-oriented firm with a Norman Rockwell-like philosophy of small town values. Mission accomplished. We envisioned a firm deeply embedded in and committed to the community. Mission accomplished. We envisioned a firm driven by a deep and talented team. Our firm is comprised of 14 dedicated people and growing, so … mission accomplished. And we envisioned a “100-year company,” a firm, in the words of authors James Collins and Jerry Porras, “Built to Last.” To be sure, no one knows even what tomorrow holds in store, let alone what lies beyond the long-term horizon decades in the distance. But as the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We took one such step recently when co-founder Uncle Bill transitioned from an active Partner to become chair of our new Advisory Council, whose mission is to help us continue building on our long-term vision. Chad’s promotion to Partner is yet another significant step as we continue our journey toward The Kelly Group’s destiny as a multigenerational firm.
Chad, his wife Daria, and his 4-month-old daughter Ruby Leigh are perfect fits for The Kelly Group family. We look forward to the day when The Kelly Group is advising Ruby’s children on their financial goals and aspirations. Congratulations, Chad.
The Kelly Group
54 East Gordon Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Chad Arrington, CFP®, is the newest Partner of The Kelly Group, a Bel Air-based firm providing comprehensive financial services. In 2017, The Kelly Group celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. A Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor. The Kelly Group and Cambridge are not affiliated. 54 East Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.