Finance

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
  • Julia Bentley, VP, Investor Relations/Communications, Vera Bradley
  • 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
  • Jim Duensing, EVP and CFO, Caterpillar Financial Services
  • Bruce Duggins, Senior Vice President, Regions Private Wealth Management
  • Rebecca Isbell Rouland, Executive VP and CFO, Hancock Fabrics
  • Tiffany Gardner, First Tennessee Bank, Senior Vice President, Manager Corporate/Commercial Banking
  • Bart L. Graham, CFO, Quest Capital Corp
  • Harry L. Gross, Jr., President, Commercial Banking, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
  • George Hashbarger, Jr., Chief Investment Officer, Quintium Advisors
  • Mike Masters, Founder and Managing Member, Masters Capital Management
  • Steve McBrayer, CEO, H-E Parts Internationaltent areaAdam McClain, Principal, President, Vulcan Value Partners
  • David Ownby, EVP and CFO, Regal Entertainment Group
  • Paul Perutelli, Senior Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources – Nashville & E TN
  • Eric Schwarzentraub, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Adam Smith, Vice President, Global Physical Trading & Risk Management, Alcoa
  • Mitchell Steenrod, CFO, Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
  • Joe E. Thompson, III, Managing Director, Raymond James
  • Frank Venable, III, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • William (Bill) Waltman, Jr., President, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC