Brian King grew up in Concord and returned after college to raise his family. He is a graduate of Concord High School where he was the Student Body Vice-President and he is an alumnus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Brian and his wife of 17 years Kara live in Concord with their two daughters, ages 8 and 12. Both of their daughters are attending school in the Cabarrus County School system. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and owner of his financial planning firm King Financial Corporation which he started 17 years ago. Prior to that, he worked at Wachovia Bank in Retail Bank Management. Brian and his family are members of First Presbyterian Church of Concord where both he and Kara have served on the Diaconate, they have served as youth group leaders, and are current Sunday school teachers.
Brian is a 20-year member of the Concord Rotary Club where he served as President in the 2011-12 year. He received the club’s Distinguished Rotarian Award in 2014 and is a three-time Paul Harris Fellow. Brian also had one of the lead roles in the club to plan and build Rotary Square and Market in Downtown Concord.
For 10 years Brian has served on the Cabarrus County Community Free Clinic Board and was a two-term President for that organization. This organization helps Cabarrus County’s adults move toward wellness by providing comprehensive healthcare and pharmacy services to those who lack the resources to obtain them.
Brian served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Cabarrus County Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Several of those years he served on the Executive Committee as an officer. While on this board, Brian worked with the capital campaign committee to build the “new” facility that is in operation today. Also during his time on the board, Brian helped facilitate the transition of the operations of Camp Spencer from the Boys’ and Girls’ Club to the Cabarrus County Parks and Recreation Department. This agreement gave the citizens of our county and new public park while relieving the Club of some operational expenses. Also at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Brian is a Past Keystone Club President, has been a basketball coach, volleyball coach, and Torch Club youth advisor.
In 2003, Brian served on Mayor Scott Padgett’s committee to attract, plan, promote, and facilitate the operations of The Great Race when it came to Concord. Brian currently serves on the Cooperative Christian Ministry’s Board of Directors and he also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Academic Learning Center.