DAVID S. McKECHNIE, CLU APPOINTED 2010 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDRENÂ®- BOSTON
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, CFPÂ®, 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