WITH A COMBINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE OF OVER 200 YEARS, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER OUR CLIENTS UNMATCHED SERVICE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF FINANCIAL AREAS.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Before joining the firm in 2010, Andrew served as an investment consultant to the New York-based hedge fund Southpoint Capital Advisors, LP. Andrew’s previous work experience includes private equity and investment banking roles with Raymond James, Equity Group Investments, IPC Industries, and Chestnut Partners. Andrew graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Economics from Harvard College, and received his M.B.A., with distinction, from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he was chosen by faculty as the top finance student in his graduating class. Andrew taught courses in Advanced Financial Management and Money and Capital Markets as an Adjunct Lecturer at Spring Hill College. He is an Appointed Director of the Harvard Alumni Association and a Board Member at the Women's Resource Center. He enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and spending time with his family.
Chairman, Investment Counselor
Richard has been in the financial services industry since 1987. He worked for FTN Financial in Fixed Income Sales and later for Sterne Agee in a similar capacity. Richard joined the firm in 2006. He holds a B.S. in Pre-Law from the University of Alabama. Richard served in the United States Marine Corps, is active in the Rotary Club of Mobile, as well as the Downtown Mobile Alliance. Currently he serves on the Boards of Outback America, the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Policy Institute.
Founder, Portfolio Manager
Tom founded the firm in 1979 and has been continuously engaged in the investment management business since 1973. Tom previously served as Manager of Trust Investments at First National Bank of Mobile and as Portfolio Manager/Security Analyst at Wachovia Bank & Trust Company. Prior to that, Tom was an Air Force Captain assigned to a flight crew with Strategic Air Command B-52 bombers. He holds a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky. Tom is the portfolio manager of The Government Street Equity Fund and The Government Street Mid Cap Fund. Tom is a member of the CFA Institute, and he enjoys painting and spending time with his wife on their farm.
Chief Operating Officer, Investment Counselor
Janet joined the firm in 2004 and has been engaged in the investment management business since 1989. She previously served as SVP for BBVA's Private Client Services Group in Alabama and Florida and in a similar capacity with Bank of America in Nashville, Houston and Charlotte. Janet holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Leadership Mobile, is a past member of the Charles Schwab Advisor Services Board, serves as President of the Mitchell College of Business Executive Council, and is past president and longtime board member for the Ronald McDonald House. She enjoys traveling internationally and playing golf with her husband and son.
Chief Financial Officer, Portfolio Manager
Mike was President and CEO of Saunders Engine Company before joining the firm in 2007. He has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike is a CFA Charter holder and member of the CFA Institute. He received his CPA designation in 1989 and is a member of the AICPA. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Alabama and has immersed himself in leadership roles with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Area Education Foundation and currently serves on the Victory Health Partners Board.
Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
Tim joined the firm in 1986 and has been continuously engaged in the investment management business since 1975. Tim previously served as Second Vice President, Equity Portfolio Manager, Preferred & Common Stock Analyst, Venture Capital Manager & Fixed Income Analyst at Torchmark Investment Advisory Company, Inc. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama and is a member of the CFA Institute. Tim is the portfolio manager of The Alabama Tax Free Bond Fund and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Chief Compliance Officer
Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Holly practiced law with a local law firm for six years. She received a B. A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Sewanee: The University of the South and earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law. She is also a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. Holly is active in the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore and the Alabama State Bar Association. Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys in various outdoor activities.
Anthony, Jr, CFA®
Before joining the firm in 2004, Rich served as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at AmSouth Bank. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Alabama. Rich is a CFA Charter holder and member of the CFA Institute. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Director of Marketing, Investment Counselor
Before joining the firm in April 2015, Peggy worked for 12 years in the financial services industry, most recently, in a similar role with Sterne Agee in Birmingham, where she served as SVP, Head of Marketing and Development, focusing primarily on corporate marketing strategy and developing client relationships. Peggy holds a B.A. from Hollins University and enjoys being an active member of the Birmingham community as a past board member of the Junior League of Birmingham. She is currently involved with the YWCA of Central Alabama's development committee and is active with the Women's Business Council of Birmingham.
Assistant Investment Counselor
Kee joined the firm in 2011 after 20 years in the investment business with Sterne Agee and Regions Bank. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience in portfolio accounting, performance reporting, client service, fixed income and equity trading, compliance, and all operational and administrative functions. Kee graduated from Auburn with a B.S. in Business Administration. Outside of work, Kee enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and actively volunteers with her children’s school and as a member of Double Oak Community Church.
Operations Manager, Portfolio Manager
Mary Shannon, who joined the firm in 1988, specializes in fixed income securities and manages both the trading desk and operations. She earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of South Alabama. Mary Shannon is a graduate of Leadership Mobile and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Mobile. She enjoys spending time on Mobile Bay with her family.
Miller, Jr. , CFA®, J.D.
Harold joined the firm in 2005 and has been engaged in the investment management business for 50 years. He previously served as President of Investment Counselors of Alabama and as Treasurer of Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama School of Law. Harold is a CFA Charter holder and member of The CFA Institute. Harold s a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Retirement Plan Coordinator & Assistant Investment Counselor
Leigh joined the firm in 1999. She served as the firm’s Trading Coordinator for over eleven years. Currently, she focuses her expertise in servicing retirement plan business as well as working closely with individual clients. Prior to that she served in an administrative position for J. C. Bradford. Leigh holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Alabama. She has enjoyed service in several non-profits, such as the Art Patrons League, and currently is active in the Junior Auxiliary of the Eastern Shore.
Nicrosi II, CPA, CFP®
Before joining the firm in 2010, William served as Chairman, President and COO of Arlington Trust Company, Inc. and was a partner in the family office firm of Arlington Partners LLC. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Birmingham-Southern College. Previously, he was a partner in the CPA firm of Williams, Taylor & Associates P.C. (currently Dixon Hughes Goodman PLLC). William received his CPA designation in 1993 and is a member of the AICPA and the ASCPA. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 1999. William is a current board member for the Mountain Brook City Schools Foundation and serves on the Birmingham-Southern Norton Board. He is active in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham and enjoys traveling, snow skiing and other outdoor activities with his family.
Associate Investment Counselor
Dalton joined the Leavell team in 2016. He previously worked for an Atlanta-based, boutique investment bank and operational advisory firm that helped privately held businesses maximize value through liquidity options, recapitalizations or through accessing growth capital. As the VP of Investment Banking, Dalton focused his efforts on both business development and sell-side transaction execution for lower, middle market clients across a wide range of industries. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Finance and a minor in economics in 2007 and later earned his M.B.A. in 2011, both from the University of Alabama. Dalton currently serves on the Board of NEST of Mobile and was a part of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership class of 2016. Dalton is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys documenting his adventures and encounters with his camera.
Mike joined the firm in 1998 after serving as Vice President and Trust Officer for AmSouth Bank for eleven years. Since 1991, he has been teaching Legal Environment of Business in the Brock School of Business at Samford University. Mike is past President of The Estate Planning Council of Birmingham. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A and J.D. from the University of Missouri. He also holds an M.B.S. from Birmingham Theological Seminary.
John Wade joined the firm in 2015 after a successful 10 year career in the banking industry. Most recently, he was with IBERIABANK focusing on building his market’s commercial banking portfolio. John Wade holds a B.A. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, where he also played football. He holds a graduate degree in banking from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at SMU in Dallas. Educational honors include receiving the SWGSB 2015 President’s award. John Wade was 2011 member of Mobile's Forty Under Forty Class and currently serves on the Board of South Alabama YMCA and the Alabama Free Clinic. John Wase is also active in the Fuse Project and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he recently served as the chairman of its leadership class. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.
Director of Business Development & Account Management
John joined the firm in 2007 after serving as a Managing Director in the Institutional Fixed Income Division for Morgan Keegan in its Birmingham office and as a Vice President in the Institutional Investment Banking Division of Compass Bank. John received a B.S. degree in Finance from The University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Business, and has been engaged in the investment management business since 1980. John has served on the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Board and is currently on The University of Alabama President’s Cabinet. He is a current board member of center management, Inc. (The Harbert Center), is a a Team Member and the Treasurer of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club, and is active with the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. John is a 35-year member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his family.