Finance Insurance and Real Estate Advisory Board

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at the University of Memphis is supported by a board of professional business partners who provide advice about our department's curriculum developments, degree and non-degree programs, student career opportunities, and other strategic initiatives.  Our advisory board members are listed below, and their biographies can be found here.

  • Toni Barnes, Advisory Board Chair
    Senior Vice President
    Commercial Relationship Manager
    Truist Banks Inc.
    Memphis, TN

  • Alexander Beis
    Junior, Finance Major
    University of Memphis, May 2023

  • Mark E. Cary, CPA, CGMA
    Senior Vice President
    FTN Financial Capital Assets Corporation
    Memphis, TN

  • Grant Ellis
    Founder and Managing Principal 
    Ellis Retirement Services
    Memphis, TN 
  • Dustin Jones
    Retail Real Estate Professional
    Memphis, TN  
  • Jimmy Madeksho
    Insurance Broker and Health Risk Consultant
    McGriff's Employee Benefits Division
    Memphis, TN 
  • Shawn E. Massey, MBA, CCIM, CLS, CRX, ALC
    The Shopping Center Group, LLC
    Memphis, TN 

  • Managing Director & Southeast Sales Manager
    B. Riley FBR 
  • Scott Trammell
    Exec Vice President & Financial Advisor
    Strategic Financial Partners
    Memphis, TN 
  • Stephen K. Valadie, CFA
    Senior Vice President
    e-Trading / Digital
    FTN Financial Capital Markets
    Memphis, TN