West Virginia Executive Spring 2017 - Page 110

David H. McKinley President & Managing Director McKinley Carter Wealth Services, Inc. SAMANTHA CART Photo by The Presenters Agency. AS AN EIGHTH GENERATION West Virginian, David McKinley’s Mountain State roots run deep, and he can’t imagine calling any- where else home. “West Virginia is an environment in which those who want to have an impact have opportunities to make a difference,” he says. As the president and managing director of McKinley Carter Wealth Services (MCWS), McKinley has embraced these opportu- nities to give back to the state he loves. After graduating from West Liberty University (WLU) and the College for Financial Planning 108 WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE in Denver, CO, he held various roles providing financial planning and portfolio management services to high net worth clients. “As I considered how I could help people, I thought invest- ments seemed interesting,” he says. “More than 25 years later, I have learned so much, not just about the financial industry and global markets but about how to help people and organizations achieve their goals. I believe I have much more to accomplish.” In addition to MCWS, McKinley is the principal owner of OMNI Strategic Technologies and McKinley Properties, which