University of Tennessee

Haslam Alumni Named to Barron’s ‘Top Advisor’ List

April 29, 2016

Three alumni of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been named to Barron’s prestigious “2016 Top Advisor Rankings” for the state of Tennessee.

The rankings were created using data from more than 4,000 financial advisers and are based on factors including assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.

Eric T. Klindt, Dugan J. McLaughlin and Samuel H. Oakley all were named to the list.

Klindt (HCB ’93) is a managing director for wealth management at Merrill Lynch in Nashville. He is involved in supporting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Lwala Community Alliance, St. Jude’s Hospital, AGAPE and his church.

McLaughlin (HCB ’80) is a managing director for wealth management at Merrill Lynch in Knoxville. He serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville and the Knoxville Zoo and has held leadership positions including: founding chairman of the Nationwide Golf Tournament, president of Nucleus Knoxville, cabinet member of the United Way and appointee to the Chancellor’s Associates at UT.

Oakley (HCB ’80) is a Senior Vice President and Private Financial Advisor with The Oakley Group of SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. He is involved in many outreach programs through his church, one of which resulted in his building The Oakley House, a place of education for children and housing for teachers in Zimbabwe, Africa. Over the years, he has been involved in and taught financial education programs through the American Bankers’ Association as well as the Nashville Metro Public School system. He has been a long-term contributor to Alive Hospice, Christmas 4 Kids, Inc., and Buddies of Nashville.