BFG Financial Advisors
Class of 2006
Eric D. Brotman, CFP®, AEP®, CPWA®, is Chief Executive Officer of BFG Financial Advisors. He began his financial planning practice in Baltimore in 1994, and founded Brotman Financial Group in 2003, which later became BFG Financial Advisors. He and his team focus on supporting families and individuals by providing comprehensive financial planning services.
Eric is presently serving on the Board of Trustees for Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a champion for financial literacy education and serves on the Advisory Board for Females & Finance. He previously served two four-year terms on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System as an appointee of former Governor Larry Hogan, and on the Business Advisory Council for former Comptroller, Peter Franchot. Eric served on the Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the University Advancement Committee at Stevenson University. He is a former board member of Leadership Baltimore County, a 2009 alumnus and former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Maryland, the Past-President and Chairman of the Board of the Financial Planning Association of Maryland, and a member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council.
In addition to BFG Financial Advisors, Eric founded Brotman Consulting Group, LLC, which works with other financial advising firms to amplify their practices and create influence, and Brotman Media Group, LLC, which focuses on creating and distributing educational resources to help spread financial literacy throughout the community.
Eric is a Lifetime Member of LBC and a graduate of the Class of 2006.
Class of 2016
Vickie Cosby is the Vice President of Consumer Direct Sales and Communications for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region. She began her career with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in 1994. Vickie has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including skills in medical underwriting, sales training, marketing of commercial and government programs and consumer direct sales.
Vickie is a Baltimore County resident, an avid history buff and a graduate of Towson University. Her desire to support individuals with different learning styles has driven her to become a voice for individuals with special needs.
Vickie is a Lifetime Member of LBC and a graduate of the Class of 2016.
Class of 1999
David Kelly is Chief Operating Officer of KELLY, President of KELLY Payroll and Executive Vice President of KELLY Benefit Strategies.
As a widely respected benefit professional, David has provided guidance to both privately and publicly held companies, including Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven track record of developing innovative benefit solutions, as well as identifying opportunities for cost reduction within benefit programs.
He is active within the community and has served or serves on many nonprofit boards, including River Valley Ranchm SENT Network, Penn-Mar Foundation, Stevenson University and Cambridge School. He is a previous member of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Board of Directors, as well as the Shock Trauma Board of Visitors. He is also the past president of the Board of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program and helped establish the Troy Vance Foundation.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of North Carolina, where he played on the 1986 NCAA National Championship lacrosse team. He and his wife, Melissa, have six children. David spends much of his leisure time coaching his children in soccer, basketball and lacrosse.
David is a Lifetime Member of LBC and a graduate of the Class of 1999.
Gray & Son
Class of 2022
Katie McInnes is the Vice President of Marketing at Gray & Son, a site-contracting company serving the mid-Atlantic region for over a century. After graduating in 2002 with a BA in Communications from New England College of New Hampshire, McInnes returned home and joined her family business Gray & Son. Starting her career in Accounting, responsible for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Katie then spent a brief period in Estimating learning about take-off before transitioning into the world of Human Resources. In 2011, McInnes transitioned to Marketing and Communications.
A Butler, MD native, Katie is committed to the Baltimore County community and is actively involved in several non-profits such as Turnaround Inc and Cool Kids Campaign.
Katie is a Lifetime Member of LBC and a graduate of the Class of 2022.
Class of 2018
Michelle Schiffer is Vice President of Asset Management at Greenberg Gibbons, where she is responsible for managing the company’s assets including inline leasing, construction management, redevelopment, and tenant coordination, as well as financial proformas and marketing. Before joining Greenberg Gibbons in 2007, Michelle worked for the Rouse Company for 20 years where she held positions in property management, leasing and marketing of retail, office and mixed-use properties.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM).
Michelle is a Lifetime Member of LBC and a graduate of the Class of 2018.