Principal

Dean is the founding principal and president of McLean. His articles appear in peer reviewed professional publications such as Journal of Financial Planning and he has spoken at several professional and educational seminars at both the local and national level. Dean is also a two-time recipient of the Northern Virginia Community Foundation Crystal Award, given each year to an individual or organization for outstanding service and dedication to the foundation.

Education

  • B.A. Lafayette College

Professional Designations and Associations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
  • Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA®) and the Estate Planning Council
  • Past President of the Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Past Board Member & Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Northern Virginia Community Foundation
  • Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Greatest Professional Satisfaction

As the founder of McLean Asset Management Corporation, it is very gratifying to see how much clients benefit from our advice. We have helped clients achieve financial security in retirement, and helped them transfer assets to loved ones in a tax-efficient way. And now we advise the children of many long time clients as they plan for their own future. One of my mentors told me, “When you throw bread on the water, it always comes back to you,” meaning, if you help clients in a selfless manner, they will take care of you. That has certainly been true for our firm.

Greatest Personal Satisfaction

I love fly fishing. Every June, we take our grandsons to Montana for a week of fly fishing—five years and counting so far. Watching them become proficient in this sport has brought me great satisfaction. Our youngest, now sixteen, said on his first trip, “Fly fishing is a lot harder than other kinds of fishing, but it is a lot more fun.” We practice catch and release, so there is no reward other than the gratification of honing one’s skill to a point where you are able to catch large, wily trout with very small flies.

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