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

  • Michael Brakebill – Chief Investment Officer, Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
  • Billy Carroll – President and CEO, SmartBank
  • Larry W. Carroll – Retired Financial CEO, Wealth Enhancement Group
  • Daniel Carter – President, The Trust Company of Knoxville
  • Jeffrey B. Coalson – Senior Vice President Credit Officer, Bank of America
  • Peter Costa – President, JCP Media LLC
  • Matt Dallas – Chief Financial Officer, Pulmocide
  • Bruce Duggins – Senior Vice President, Regions Private Wealth Management
  • Vincent Fusco – Chief Financial Officer, Clayton Supply, Clayton Homes
  • Tiffany Gardner – Senior Vice President, First Horizon Bank
  • Harry Gross – Greater Knoxville Market President, Truist Bank
  • G. David Hollins – Private Investor
  • Charles Holmes – Director, Private Credit Investments, Credit Suisse
  • Matthew Litfin – Chief Financial Officer, Sympathy Brands, Inc.
  • Mike Masters – Managing Member, Masters Capital Management, LLC
  • G. Adam McClain – Retired President, Vulcan Value Partners
  • Tim McKeon –Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Halliburton
  • Paul Perutelli – Senior Managing Director, Integra Reality Resources – Nashville and East Tennessee
  • Nelson Pratt –Managing Director, Colliers – Knoxville
  • David Reynolds –President and CEO, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee
  • Joseph Siragusa –Vice President and Branch Leader, Fidelity Investments
  • Tom Smith – Chairman, Smith Investment Corp
  • Dana H. Tucker –Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
  • William E. Tucker – Partner, Tucker, Midis and Associates, LLC
  • William Waltman – President, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC