Who We Are

Grace S. Yung, CFP® - Managing Director

Grace is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner and has been providing trusted advice to individuals and families since starting her practice in 1994.  She offers experience and a deep network of financial resources, alliances and specialists. Her objective is to help build and preserve a secure future for you and your loved ones by providing guidance throughout the different stages of life.  Open discussions and a good understanding of your goals, dreams and challenges will ensure your plan is continually working toward your aspirations.

Grace considers Houston to be her hometown and surrounds herself with a wonderful network of family and friends.  As such, she believes in giving back to the community.  One way she does that is by supporting causes that are important to herself and those closest to her: the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the American Heart Association, the Star of Hope, Houston Hospice, SPCA of Texas, Muscular Dystrophy Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the AIDS Foundation, the Lazarus House, her church, etc.  Grace is fluent in two languages and is working on learning a third language.  She loves to travel and enjoys sampling cuisine from different places.  Grace also has passion for the arts and dabbles in abstract painting in her spare time.  To stay physically and mentally fit, she works with trainers on self-defense tactics.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE


• Midtown Financial Group, LLC (2009 – Present)
• UBS Financial Services (2000-2009); UBS acquired PaineWebber in 2000
• PaineWebber (1994-2000)
• B.B.A. in Finance and Management, The University of Houston


CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES


• CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (since 2000)
• Series 7 & 63 Registrations*
• Series 65 Registration Held with LPL Financial* – Investment Advisor Representative
• Insurance Licensed – Life, Health, and Accident & Sickness
• State Licenses: AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, MD, MO, NM, NV, PA, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV

 

ACCOLADES

• 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2017 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

• 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager SM†

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Registrations held with LPL Financial

As seen in Texas Monthly. Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012-2020 Five Star Wealth Managers.

 

Rhonda Barclay, CRPC® - LPL Financial Advisor

Rhonda Barclay has been in the financial services industry for more than twenty years, initially with a small regional firm and two national, publicly traded firms. Rhonda graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, and has taken a number of graduate courses at Rice University in financial planning. In 2009, Rhonda became an independent financial consultant, affiliating her professional relationship with LPL Financial.

As an independent financial consultant, Rhonda has access to some of the finest products and advice available - without being driven by any considerations other than her client's best interest. Because it is an independent broker/dealer, LPL Financial doesn't offer any proprietary investment products. Instead, it provides Rhonda and her clients with access to a large array of investment vehicles.

 

 

Liz Irvin, M.A - Client Service Specialist

Liz grew up and currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas where she and her husband are raising their three daughters.  After an eight year stint at full-time “Momming”, she recently and enthusiastically re-entered the workforce when her youngest child started elementary school.  Liz has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology /Pre-Medicine from Baylor University as well as a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Houston/Clear Lake.

Balancing work and family life is her most recent pursuit as she devotes her time as an active parent volunteer at her children's schools as well as to a number of other community programs.  As a cancer survivor herself, she also continues to support the causes that are near and dear to her heart including MD Anderson, The Young Survival Coalition, “Hope for Two the Pregnant with Cancer Network” and her Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, Advisors for A Cure.

Liz's work background was in the field of social services as the Director of Admissions for a United Way Agency that provides residential and vocational opportunities for individuals with special needs/developmental disabilities.  She is excited to bring service-centric focus, attention to detail and resourcefulness from her previous experiences to Midtown Financial Group, LLC.

 

Catherine AllredCatherine Allred - LPL Registered Administrative Assistant

Catherine has an extensive background in the financial services industry. Prior to joining our team, she was a Senior Registered Associate at Morgan Stanley providing concierge level service to clients of both individual advisors and advisor teams. Through her 11 years with Morgan Stanley she navigated the system and procedural changes that took place during the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture transition.

She spent 10 years working in various roles at Lincoln Financial Advisors, from a smaller branch office in the capacity of Office Manager and IT support, to a Regional Finance position, culminating her commitment as Branch Office Manager in one of the larger branch offices. She started her industry career at a Transamerica General Agency office where she was responsible for all the agency operations and administrative tasks.

Catherine holds Series 7, 66, 6, & 63 registrations with LPL Financial as well as Life, Accident, Health, and Variable Products licenses with LPL Financial.

Catherine enjoys rock carving as well as various other artistic methods of expression and is a huge fan of road-tripping adventures.