Gary Fearnow Appointed to the FCC Board of Trustees


Fearnow previously served on the board from 2013 to 2017. Fearnow’s term will run until July 2023.

“It is an honor to be appointed to the FCC Board a second time,” Fearnow said. “FCC is at the educational intersection of affordability and access and it is a primary goal to help maintain affordability and grow access.”

Fearnow has an array of business management experience in the financial services industry, having served as a financial adviser and manager. At Alex Brown and Sons in Frederick, he provided investment advice to hundreds of clients and served as the Manager of Mutual Fund Department and Managing Director.

In the mid-1990s, he was promoted to Brown's Head of Product Support and Marketing for their retail division. Additionally, he grew his expertise internationally at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, where he provided investment advice regarding U.S. market trends before retiring in 2001. Fearnow came out of retirement two years later to join Brown Investment Advisory and was named a partner in 2005. He retired in 2011 as Head of External Manager Research.

Fearnow volunteers at First Fruits Farm in Parkton, Md., a nonprofit organization that grows fresh vegetables and donates them to food banks in Maryland. He currently serves on the Investment Committee for the Community Foundation of Frederick County. He has also served on several boards including the board of directors for Hagerstown Community College, the Community Rescue Service, and the Frederick Community College Foundation.

Fearnow holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.