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Boston, MA, May 20, 2010Â…David S. McKechnie, CLU, managing partner of Gloucester based

Beauport Financial Services, LLC (BFS) has been named Chairman of the Board of Governors,

Shriners Hospitals For Children – Boston, a 30-bed pediatric burn hospital renowned for its

innovative research, teaching programs, and dedication to providing specialty care without financial

obligations to patients or their families. The Boston hospital is one of 22 hospitals operated by the

Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system devoted to providing pediatric

specialty care. McKechnie served as the board’s Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2009.

“We are fortunate to have David McKechnie as our chairman. With his wealth of experience and

expertise, he is a valuable addition to our Board of Governor’s leadership,” said Tom D’Esmond,

hospital administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. “His tremendous dedication to our

patients is extremely commendable. He also has a genuine commitment to supporting our employees

and staff. We look forward to his contribution in helping direct the future of our hospital.”

“While Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston may be one of the best kept secrets in our acclaimed

medical community, we will make strides this year to build awareness and enhance understanding for the

remarkable work of our medical teams in restoring the lives of children through our world renowned

orthopedic and burn care, treating their physical and emotional needs ever step of the way,” explained

McKechnie. “While our country’s healthcare system is undergoing substantive change with uncertain outcomes,

all children in our care will have the full complement of the care they need without exception.”

McKechnie’s expertise in financial services emphasizes investment, estate and retirement planning.

He holds CLU status – a Chartered Life Underwriter – the highest professional standing in life

insurance. As a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table for twenty consecutive years,

the premier association for financial professionals, McKechnie has been named to their highest

designation of achievement, “Top Of The Table” twice, most recently in 2007. He has been named

Investment Professional of the Year, from 2005 through 2008 by ValMark Securities a leader in the

financial services industry. This recognition is determined by rating a nationwide network of 105

elite, independent, affiliated (with ValMark Securities) financial services firms.

A lifelong dedication to community service has brought McKechnie select leadership roles in

addition to Shriners. He serves on the YMCA of the North Shore Board of Directors, is the Past

President of both Gloucester Rotary International and the Cape Ann YMCA Board of Directors,

and holds membership in Sigma Phi Society. Each year the McKechnie family teams with ValMark

Securities members to make improvements to the Westhaven Orphanage in Copes, Jamaica.

McKechnie resides in Gloucester with his wife, Elaine and their children, Connor and Ryan.

Founded in 1985 by managing partners David S. McKechnie, CLU, and subsequently joined by

managing partner Derek J. Reed, CFP®, Beauport Financial Services, LLC provides comprehensive

personal and business wealth management services employing an advisory approach to solving the

needs, and accomplishing the goals of individuals, businesses, and organizations. The depth of

experience and expertise of the Beauport team is further enhanced by its affiliation with ValMark

Securities, providing elite third party money management services. Based in Gloucester,

Massachusetts, Beauport Financials’ client base encompasses Boston’s North Shore, and Greater