Press Release — Advisor Completes Challenging Decade Safeguarding Howard County MD Pension

Baltimore MD – Oct. 1, 2013 – Christopher P. Parr, of Columbia-based Parr Financial Solutions, Inc. completed his 2nd, voluntary five-year term as a member of the Howard County MD Pension Oversight Commission.

Mr. Parr also served as chairperson of the Commission since 2007 and during the turbulent “Great Recession” of 2008 – our country’s most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

He was appointed by County Executives James N. Robey and Kenneth Ulman, and approved by the Howard County Council. The Commission Code does not permit members to serve a third term.

“I am pleased that the recommendations of our Commission over the past decade have helped make the Columbia Pension stronger.”

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Columbia Financial Advisor reappointed to Howard County Pension Oversight Commission

BALTIMORE, MD — Christopher P. Parr of Clarksville, president of Columbia-based Parr Financial Solutions, Inc., has been reappointed to serve a voluntary, second five-year term as a member of the Howard County Pension Oversight Commission. Parr has also been serving as the elected chairperson of the Commission since 2007.

The five-member Oversight Commission monitors the combined pension plans of the Howard County Pension Plan for Employees and the Howard County Police and Fire Employee Pension Plan. The plans had combined assets exceeding $0.5 billion as of March 31, 2011.

Recognized as a top financial professional, Parr has been named one of the nation’s 150 best financial advisors for doctors by Medical Economics magazine and one of the nation’s “Best Financial Advisers” by Worth magazine. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and also holds an MBA degree in finance from Loyola College in Maryland, and earned his BA degree in economics from Western Maryland College.

Parr Financial Solutions, Inc, provides fee-only financial planning and independent wealth management services to clients locally as well as throughout the U.S. Services cover the spectrum of personal financial planning issues including retirement planning, estate planning, and professional portfolio management. The firm specializes in helping clients transition smoothly into retirement.

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