1st Global Welcomes Emerald Financial Partners

Arnold, Md.-based firm Emerald Financial Partners has aligned with 1st Global to provide their clients with wealth management services. The firm was founded by Valerie McLaughlin, EA, in 1980 after she was told no further advancement opportunities were available for women within the company she worked for. Emerald Financial Partners continues to expand and her daughter Christy Rawlings, CPA, joined the firm in 2007. The firm started offering financial services in 2012 and partnered with 1st Global in December 2018.