About Brad

Brad W. Young was born and raised in Frederick by his parents Ron and Carol Young. He has three brothers, Brian, Blaine and Alex. Currently, Brad lives in Walkersville with Cheryl, his wife of 36 years. Brad & Cheryl have 3 daughters: Jessica Pecor, Brittany Pirrone & Rachel Young. They have two son in laws Mark Pecor and Chris Pirrone, and 4 grandchildren Connor, Claire, Nora, and Camden. Brad attended Frederick County Public Schools from kindergarten through graduation from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

Financial Experience
Brad W. Young currently serves as president and CEO of Maryland Financial Planners, Ltd. He has over 31 years of experience in providing investment, insurance and trust services. Prior to joining MFP, Brad was the Senior Vice President and manager of the Asset Management and Trust Division of FCNB Bank, which was acquired by BB&T Corporation of Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2001. Brad is a CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™) and a CTFA (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor). He holds a M.B.A. from Frostburg State University, a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in Economics, and an A.A. from Frederick Community College in business. He has completed the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and the Trust School through Cannon Financial Institute.

Background in Education
Education and working with young people is in Brad’s blood. His father began his professional career as an educator. And his mother spent 40 years working with students in Frederick County Public Schools as a teacher and elementary school principal. Brad taught Junior Achievement (JA) in Frederick County Schools for over 15 years including teaching Applied Economics at TJ High School for over 10 years. Brad also taught JA at Hillcrest Elementary School. Brad was involved with the Academy of Finance (AOF) through the Career and Technology Center since its inception. He has provided internships for several AOF students and provided Job Shadows for over 40 students. Serves on the adjunct faculty for Mount St. Mary’s University teaching Corporate & Personal Finance. Served on the Board of Advisors for the Universities at Shady Grove and on the Foundation Board for Frederick Community College. Brad served 15 years on the Frederick Community College Board being appointed by 3 different Governors. During that time he served as Chair for 3 years and went through the process of hiring two new CEOs. Served 6 years on the State Board of Trustees, MACC Maryland Association of Trustees including serving as its chair. Served 7 years on the National Board of Community College Trustees ACCT Association of Community College Trustees, including 4 years on the executive Board and 1 year as chair. Also served on the committee hiring its current CEO. Has coached the Varsity Softball team at Walkersville High School for six years and also coached at Hood College for 8 years.