Alumni Awards 2015: Bryan Kelly ’92, Economics

In the weeks leading up to the Alumni Awards Ceremony, we’ll be profiling each of this year’s honorees in detail here on the blog. Today we’re featuring our Social and Behavioral Sciences award winner, Bryan Kelly ’92, economics.

KellyBryan Kelly is a managing partner and co-founder of The Kelly Group, a “boutique wealth management firm” based in Bel Air, Maryland. Originally a computer science and mathematics major at UMBC, he was inspired by Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peake to switch his focus to economics and finance, where he found his passion: financial planning. He worked for Fidelity Investments during and after his undergraduate studies before establishing The Kelly Group with his uncle, Bill Kelly, in 1997. In the years since its inception, The Kelly Group has grown to nearly 20 employees, and has established a company culture based on the idea of “[the] Norman Rockwell Hometown Doctor of Finance,” taking a community-based approach to hiring and development. Mr. Kelly, a 2007 departmental Alumni Award honoree in Economics, holds a Certified Financial Planning Designation from the CFP Board of Standards and an M.S. in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning. He lives in Harford County with his wife Katherine, whom he met at UMBC, and their two children.

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Congratulations to Our 2015 Alumni Award Winners!

12662632914_2f93612cac_zEach year, the UMBC Alumni Association celebrates those people who have made outstanding contributions to the University, their fields, and their communities. This year, we extend that honor to the following distinguished alumni and faculty:

Engineering and Information Technology:
Andre Gudger ’99, Information Systems
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing, and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Natural and Mathematical Sciences:
Dr. Yoon-Ho Kim ’01 Ph.D., Applied Physics
Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Bryan Kelly ’92, Economics
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Kelly Group

Visual and Performing Arts:
Dr. Lisa Urkevich ’86, Music
Professor and Chair of Music and Drama, American University of Kuwait

Distinguished Service:
The Honorable Allan Kittleman ’81, Political Science
County Executive, Howard County Government

Rising Star:
Nicole DeBlase, ’06, Financial Economics
Executive Director, Equity Research, Morgan Stanley

Outstanding Faculty:
Dr. Tara Carpenter, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Join us as we celebrate at the Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 8!

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