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Advisory Council

Consisting of professionals in the business community, the advisory council provides an invaluable perspective and helps the department deliver innovative leadership and practice in financial education.

It enhances each student’s development and experience by advising and counseling the department and, potentially, by assisting in the placement for students.

Finance Department Advisory Council Members


  • John E Arnold, Jr, Executive Chairman, SouthEast Bank
  • Michael Brakebill,CIO, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
  • Jim Brogan, President and Founder of Brogan Financial Retirement and Legacy Planning
  • Billy Carroll, President & CEO, SmartBank
  • Larry Carroll, President & CEO, Carroll Financial Associates
  • Daniel Carter, President and CAO, The Trust Company of Knoxville
  • Peter Costa, Former Governor NYSE, Investor and Chairman: Costa Family Office and Agatha Costa Foundation
  • Bruce Duggins, Senior Vice President, Regions Private Wealth Management
  • Vince Fusco, Senior Vice President of US Finance, Regal Corporate Headquarters
  • Tiffany Gardner, First Horizon Bank, Senior Vice President, Manager Corporate/Commercial Banking
  • Bart L. Graham, CFO, Quest Capital Corp
  • David Hollins,Private Investor
  • Mike Masters, Founder and Managing Member, Masters Capital Management
  • Steve McBrayer, Board of Directors: H-E Parts International and Motion Solutions LLC
  • Adam McClain, Principal, President, Vulcan Value Partners
  • Tim McKeon, Halliburton
  • David Ownby
  • Paul Perutelli, Senior Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources – Nashville & E TN
  • David Reynolds, President, CDO, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee
  • Eric Schwarzentraub, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Joe Siragusa, Vice President & Branch Office Manager, Fidelity Investments
  • Adam Smith, Vice President, Global Physical Trading & Risk Management, Alcoa
  • Bill Tucker, Co-founding Partner, Tucker, Midis & Owen, LLC
  • William (Bill) Waltman, Jr., President, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC