Millennials Making a Difference: Brock Keckler
What is a general description and title of what you do?
I am the Marketing Director for the Edwards Porter Group Wealth Management. We do financial planning, investment strategies, retirement, 401k plans, life insurance, and estate planning. My job is to help my firm be the premier financial institution in Wilson County.
What do you enjoy about your job?
Helping people with their financial future. Everyone has to start somewhere and its awesome to make an impact in people’s lives.
What things do you do/have you done to benefit the community?
I am leading the MJYP [Mt. Juliet Young Professionals]. The Edwards Porter Group is extremely involved with local networking groups and events. We are always open to helping the community in any way.
What made you decide to chair the MJYP?
Joining this firm in my hometown, I wanted to find an additional avenue to help the city. The Young Professional population is growing exponentially in MJ and I want to be someone who gets them connected within the community. MJ is a special place to me and my family, so I want to do my part to help it succeed. As the city gets bigger, this group could be best professionals group in the mid-state.
What events does the MJYP have planned for 2017?
We have speakers lined up for the entire year along with some local tours and social events to promote networking. One thing we are focusing on is getting together at all of the local restaurants for some social time to get to know people outside of the business setting. New people and new connections are the foundation to our city and we look forward to all of the events we have planned for the year!
As always, I like to find out the “why” behind the “what”. Why do you enjoy the aforementioned career choices/extracurricular activities?
I worked for several years for a big corporation and I have seen what it takes to grow a business, and having the opportunity to grow an amazing local company, in the city I grew up in, is a dream come true. I work with lifelong friendships, to people that just moved here, and I get to share my MJ experience with them. I enjoy playing golf, Basketball in our local rec leagues, and running the trails in providence. My wife, Michelle, and I are expecting our first son, Carson, in the Spring. We spend a lot of time at the local events and restaurants. We look forward to raising our family in Mj and helping this community flourish.
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