Finance Department Advisory Council
The Finance Department Advisory Council offers the invaluable perspective of professionals in the business community to the department on the issues that we face in providing innovative leadership in financial education and practice to our students. The Advisory Council helps the department head and faculty to continue to improve the quality and reputation of the finance department. Ultimately, this will enhance each student’s development and experience in the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral programs.
The Advisory Council has three primary goals or objectives: (1) to provide advice and counsel to the department’s faculty and department head; (2) to assist the department in achieving its mission of creating and disseminating knowledge that is valued by students (and their recruiters), professional financial managers, financial policy-makers, and academic peers, and; (3) to potentially assist the department in development activities and placement for its students.
Finance Department Advisory Council Members
Jim Brogan, President and Founder of Brogan Financial Retirement and Legacy Planning
Jim Duensing, EVP and CFO, Caterpillar Financial Services
Rebecca Flick, Vice President and Treasurer, The ServiceMaster Company
Bart L. Graham, Principal,
Medusa Advisory, LLC
Paul F. Green, Senior Vice President, Investments, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Bruce L. Gress, Director, Petroleum Risk Management, Pilot Travel Centers, LLC
Harry L. Gross, Jr., Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
R. Stephen Hagood, Senior Credit Officer, BB&T
George Hashbarger, Jr., Chief Investment Officer, Quintium Advisors
John M. Hoskins, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, TVA
Larry B. Martin, Special Advisor to Governor Haslam--Human Resources
Mike Masters, Founder and Managing Member, Masters Capital Management
EVP and CFO, Regal Entertainment Group
Sharon J. Pryse, President, The Trust Company Of Knoxville, Inc.
Eric Schwarzentraub, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Joseph A. Siragusa, Vice President/Branch Office Manager, Fidelity Investments
Joseph D. Smallman, CEO, Worsham Group
Adam Smith, Director of Metals Trading, Alcoa Materials Management
Joe Thompson, III, Managing Director, Raymond James
Frank Venable, III, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
William (Bill) Waltman, Jr., President,
PYA Waltman Capital, LLC
Al Williams, Chief Financial Officer, Bush Brothers and Company
James Wansley, Head
Department of Finance
College of Business Administration
427 Stokely Management Center
916 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0540