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  • Benjamin Barnett

    Benjamin S. Barnett

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2343
    bsbarnett@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 10 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing comprehensive financial advice with the highest level of customer service

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Tennessee

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 63 Licenses
    • Life, Health, Variable Annuity

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Introduction Knoxville 2013

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    Chris Bradberry

    Chris Bradberry

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    701 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    423-757-4282
    chbradberry@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 11 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing retirement and investment planning

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 66 Licenses
    • Life and Health Insurance

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    David Buntin

    David W. Buntin

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    701 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    423-757-4167
    dwbuntin@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 1 year in the financial services industry

    EDUCATION

    • University of Chattanooga

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 66 Licenses
    • Life, Health, Variable Insurance

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    Stephanie Burleson

    Stephanie Y. Burleson, CRC®

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2772
    syburleson@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 22 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing excellent client services, and in dept information and products to help meet financial objectives

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's, Business, University of Tennessee

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 24, 63, 65 Licenses
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Volunteer, Youth Villages, Knox County Department of Children's Services

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    James Burnette

    James Burnette, CRC®

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    101 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801
    865-977-5143
    jdburnette@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 19 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing investment, retirement, and income planning; also work closely with Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals to deliver full financial planning services

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's in Business Administration, University of Memphis

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 63
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Active in Kiwanis, Maryville, TN

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    Melissa Clark

    Melissa Clark

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    11685 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934
    865-824-2165
    mdclark@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 20+ years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing comprehensive financial advice with the highest level of customer service

    EDUCATION

    • BS, Tusculum College
    • MA, Tusculum College

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 6, 7, 63, 65 Licenses

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    Robert Claytor

    Robert Claytor, CFP®

    Vice President, Financial Planner

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2451
    reclaytor@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 12 years in the financial services industry

    EDUCATION

    • University of Tennessee

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 6, 63 Licenses
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Former Board Member, Knoxville Weekend Academy
    • Participant, JDRF Race For the Cure

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    Robert Dancu

    Robert M. Dancu

    Vice President, Trust Officer

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2165
    rmdancu@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 20 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing professional investment, personal trust and estate management

    EDUCATION

    • BA, Westminster College

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, CTFA
    • Life License
    • Knoxville, Estate Planning Council Member

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    Robert Eddins

    Robert A. Eddins, CRC®

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    4315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
    865-971-2414
    raeddins@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 16 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing wealth management, retirement income planning, risk management, and estate planning

    EDUCATION

    • B.A., Furman University
    • M.E.M., Duke University

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 63, 65, 4, 9, 10
    • Life and Health insurance licenses
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Board Member and Treasurer, Governor William Blount Mansion Association
    • Board Member, Village Green Home Owners Association
    • Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 444

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    Tim Godwin

    Tim Godwin, CRC®, AIF®

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    701 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    423-757-4261
    jtgodwin@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 22 years in the financial services industry
    • Areas of expertise include non-qualified and qualified retirement plans, insurance, portfolio development, investment management, retirement planning and advisory services

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Certified Retirement Counselor® from InFre
    • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF@) from the Center for Fiduciary Studies
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority License 7, 63, 65, 24
    • Insurance licensed in areas of life and health

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Troop Leader, Boy Scouts of America
    • Volunteer, Marion County Food Bank

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    Mike Hollenbach

    Michael B. Hollenbach, CFP®, CRC®

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    2217 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804
    865-824-2538
    mbhollenbach@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 15 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing Retirement Income Planning

    EDUCATION

    • MBA, North Carolina State University
    • Bachelor's of Arts, University of Mount Union

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional
    • FINRA – Series 7, 24, 63, 65
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Board Member, Leadership Blount
    • Volunteer, United Way of Blount County and Experience Your Smokies

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    Will Karnes

    Will Karnes

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2147
    wgkarnes@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 19 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing investment advisory services

    EDUCATION

    • University of Tennessee

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 6, 7, 26, 63, 66
    • Life, accident, health, variable contracts

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Member, Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir
    • Volunteer, FISH ministries

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    Randy Myers

    Randy D. Myers, CRC®

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    9133 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
    865-470-3611
    rdmyers@firsthorizon.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 24 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing a complete financial picture with the objective of meeting your long and short-term financial goals

    EDUCATION

    • BBA, Finanice, East Tennessee State University

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 26, 63 Licenses
    • Life and Health Insurance Licenses
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

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    Burt Peake

    Burton (Burt) T. Peake, Jr., CRC®

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    4315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
    865-971-2328
    btpeake@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 26 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focusing on providing retirement planning and investments to individuals, companies and non-profit organizations

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Education, Georgia Southern College
    • Masters, Education, Western Carolina University

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 65, 66 Licenses
    • State of Tennessee Insurance License – Life, Health, Long-term Care, Variable Contracts
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Deacon, Central Baptist Church of Bearden
    • Volunteer, KiMe Fund for Parkinson's Research, American Red Cross
    • Active in Trout Unlimited

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    Jonathan Ransom

    Jonathon S. Ransom, CFP®

    Vice President, Financial Planner

    701 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    423-757-4132
    jsransom@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 13 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing comprehensive financial planning for high net worth clients

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Arts, English, Tennessee Technological University

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 63 Licenses
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional
    • TN Life Insurance License

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Board Member, Emily's Power for a Cure, Stuart Heights Swim and Tennis Club
    • Volunteer, Rivermont Little LEague, McCallie-GPS Aquatics

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    Bryan Rodgers

    Bryan Rodgers

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    4315 Kingston Pike, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37919
    865-971-2758
    bprodgers@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 33 years in the financial services industry
    • 21 years in current position

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's in Business Administration, Marketing, University of Tennessee, 1980

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Securities licenses 7, 63, 64, 24
    • Insurance licenses in areas of Life and Health

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Fox Den Country Club-golf committee
    • First Baptist Concord

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    Keith Sharp

    P. Keith Sharp

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    4315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
    865-971-2657
    pksharp@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 32 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing income strategies, growth strategies, retirement planning and wealth preservation

    EDUCATION

    • BBA, University of Mississippi
    • MBA, University of Mississippi

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 26, 63, 66 Licenses
    • Life, Health, Variable Annuity

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    Trevor Smith

    Trevor S. Smith

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    3870 Keith Street NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
    423-559-7621
    trsmith@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 13 years in the financial services industry

    EDUCATION

    • B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 26, 63, 65
    • Insurance licensed in areas of life and health

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    Bradley Stafford

    Bradley M. Stafford, CRC®

    Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

    1766 West Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37801
    865-983-4941
    bmstafford@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 16 years in the financial services industry
    • Areas of expertise include retirement planning for both non-qualified and qualified retirement plans, advisory services, income planning, insurance planning for health events and wealth transfer

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance from Lee College

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority License 7, 63, 65, 24
    • Insurance licensed in areas of life and health
    • Certified Retirement Counselor®

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    Jennifer Steffens

    Jennifer Davie Steffens, CFP®

    Vice President, Financial Planning Services

    800 S. Gay Street, Fifth Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2444
    jsteffens@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 15 years of experience in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing Financial Planning services

    EDUCATION

    • MBA, Virginia Tech
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Memphis

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional
    • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority License 7 & 66
    • Life and Health Insurance License

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • United Way Employee Campaign, Executive Cabinet member
    • Bluegrass Elementary, Library Volunteer

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    Steve Thompson

    Stephen R. Thompson

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    701 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
    423-757-4426
    sthompson@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 27 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on retirement planning, asset allocation, brokerage services, and investment strategies

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 63, 65 Licenses
    • Life, Health, Disability Insurance

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Harrison Ruritarian Club

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    Thor Victorson

    Thor E. Victorson, CFP®

    Vice President, Financial Advisor

    5225 N. Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN 37918
    865-281-8189
    tevictorson@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 23 years in the financial services industry
    • Currently focused on providing comprehensive financial planning in the areas of Investment, Retirement and Insurance planning

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's of Science, Illinois State University
    • MBA, DePaul University

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 7, 26, 63, 65 Licenses
    • Life Insurance Licensed
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • American Way Loaned Executive
    • American Red Cross Board Member, 2005-2011

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    Amber Young

    Amber Young

    Trust Account Officer

    800 South Gay Street, 5th Floor, Knoxville, TN 37929
    865-971-2136
    amyoung@FTBAdvisors.com

    EXPERIENCE

    • 8 years in the financial services industry
    • Responsible for coaching, production, operations, customer service, and leadership of the Northshore financial center and team since 2007

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Communications, University of Tennessee

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/LICENSES

    • Series 6, 63 Licenses
    • Long Term Care, Health Insurance License
    • Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System lender

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Volunteer, United Way, Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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