Our Team

120+ dedicated, trusted experts to serve your family, support your team, and ensure your lasting legacy.

Our Cumberland Trust Family is Here to Take Care of Yours

Trusted relationships are at the heart of what we do. Working with us, you will get to know our team of talented, compassionate, and committed individuals who are active in their communities and passionate about taking care of our clients.

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Firmesk Ali

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Firmesk Ali joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2016 and currently serves as Assistant Vice President and Corporate Strategy Officer. Firmesk develops framework and plans that support long-term strategic initiatives for Cumberland Trust. Previously, she served as a trust specialist in the Personal Trust Division providing day-to-day support in account administration and relationship management. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she worked at UBS Investment Bank in the areas of tax reporting and withholding.

Firmesk holds a B.B.A. in Business Finance with a minor in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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Firmesk Ali

Assistant Vice President & Corporate Strategy Officer

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Craig Amling

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Craig Amling joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2015. As a Trust Officer, Craig works with our clients and their financial, legal, and tax advisors. He handles the day-to-day administration of trust accounts and builds long-standing relationships through regular communication. Previously, Craig worked with Regions Bank as an Assistant Branch Manager.

Craig holds a B.S. from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, with a focus on Management and Marketing.

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Craig Amling

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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Stephanie Armitstead

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Stephanie Armitstead joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2018. Stephanie serves as a trust officer on the personal trust administration team. She specializes in delivering distinctive care services to her clients, an extra level of trust administration support. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Stephanie worked in the banking industry in both St. Louis, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee.

Stephanie holds a B.P.S. from Lipscomb University with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Business.

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Stephanie Armitstead

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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Jordan Austell

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jordan Austell joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. Jordan serves as a Trust Administrator, specializing in administering Special Needs Trusts (SNT). She supports families and individuals through excellent client service and works in conjunction with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Previously, she worked as a Trust Specialist, providing administrative support to trust officers, focusing on special needs relationships. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jordan was a recreational therapist at Special Kids Nursing Center. She has experience with children who are medically fragile, working to increase their cognitive, physical, physiological health, and overall well-being.

Jordan holds a B.S. in Recreation and Sports Management with a Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Tennessee.

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Jordan Austell

Trust Administrator

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Caroline Baumgartner

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Caroline Mitchell joined Cumberland Trust in 2019. On the legal team, Caroline reviews and drafts documents relating to trust and estate accounts. Prior to joining the legal team, Caroline worked as a Trust Officer in the estates administration department overseeing administration of estate and administrative trust accounts. Caroline previously served as an Assistant Vice President and Trust Advisor at SunTrust administering trusts and managing high net worth client relationships.

Caroline received a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Arkansas. She was awarded a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law and holds her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Caroline is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee. She is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Tennessee.

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Caroline Baumgartner

Assistant Vice President & Fiduciary Counsel

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Elsie Bennett

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Atlanta

Elsie Bennett joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2015. Elsie currently serves as an Engagement Officer in Atlanta, assisting in the onboarding of new trust and estate accounts for families and their professional advisors. Prior to her role on the business development team, Elsie was a Trust Administrator, focusing on the day-to-day administration of personal trust relationships for clients needing extra support. Previously, Elsie worked at Mom and Pop Records assisting with artist management and as a youth specialist at the YWCA’s Girls, Inc. program.

Elsie holds a B.A. in Music Business from Belmont University.

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Elsie Bennett

Engagement Officer

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Kimberly Bond

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Tampa - St. Pete

Kimberly Bond is Vice President and Regional Development Officer for Cumberland Trust. Kimberly is responsible for managing and developing personal trust relationships with families and advisors in the Florida market out of the Tampa-St. Pete office. She works with trust and estate planning attorneys, financial advisors, and accountants to bring specialized trust administration services to clients. Previously, Kimberly was a Joint Venture Accountant and Department Manager for a restaurant company that is headquartered in Tampa. She also has extensive tax experience related to the auditing of financial statements.

Kimberly holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Active in the community, Kimberly is a former Executive Board Officer and Treasurer for the Junior League of St. Petersburg. She has lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years.

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Kimberly Bond

Vice President & Regional Development Officer

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Caroline L. H. Bradshaw

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration, Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Caroline L. H. Bradshaw joined Cumberland Trust as a trust officer in 2007. Caroline is responsible for relationship management and account administration, with a focus on high-net-worth families and their needs. As a managing director of the personal trust administration department, she mentors trust officers and their teams, building connections with administrators, external advisors, and clients. Caroline also serves as the business development liaison, representing Cumberland externally and working closely with the Business Development team in evaluating new business opportunities.

Her previous experience includes working in the investment banking division of JP Morgan in the firm’s New York, Hong Kong, and Sydney, Australia offices and then in the managerial roles of Vice President and Senior Client Manager for JP Morgan’s Private Client Group in New York. Here she provided comprehensive investment management and trust services, while representing individuals and families in Texas and Louisiana.
Caroline holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Caroline serves as a board member of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. She is also an active supporter of Cheekwood and the annual Swan Ball. Caroline is a regular speaker for industry events nationwide and has been a guest of the Wealth Matters radio show. She focuses on topics related to family governance structures, succession planning, and working with a corporate trustee.

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Caroline L. H. Bradshaw

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Trust Administration

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Christopher D. Buckley

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration, Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Chris Buckley joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2006. As the Head of Administration, Chris oversees the day-to-day management of the entire Administration team, which includes Personal Trust Administration, Special Needs Trust Administration, and Estate Administration. Chris has many years of experience in relationship management and trust account administration and has specialized in serving high net worth individuals and families. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer and as an Operations Supervisor at Independence Trust Company.

Chris is a chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). He holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Lipscomb University and is a graduate of Southern Trust School.

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Christopher D. Buckley

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Head of Administration

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Phillip Burnett

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Phillip Burnett joined the Estate Administration team as a Trust Administrator in 2018. Phillip assists in the administration of post-mortem estates and works with clients and beneficiaries to understand the steps of the estate process. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Phillip worked as an intern on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (Mississippi). He assisted the senator’s staff in the drafting of legislative documents, helped prepare for Senate Appropriation Committee meetings, and learned about the legislative process from behind the scenes.

Phillip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from the University of Mississippi.

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Phillip Burnett

Trust Administrator

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Chase Caldwell

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Chase Caldwell serves as Finance and Purchasing Manager for Cumberland Trust. In this role, Chase focuses on Cumberland Trust’s corporate operations. He manages accounts day-to-day financials, while additionally assisting our Fiduciary Compliance Committee. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Chase worked at Bellhops in Chattanooga as a Business Analyst.

Chase holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Chase Caldwell

Assistant Secretary & Assistant Vice President, Manager of Finance and Purchasing

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Mary Elizabeth Carothers

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Mary Elizabeth Carothers joined the Cumberland Trust Personal Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Mary Elizabeth supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients.

Mary Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance and a secondary degree in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville. Throughout her time at Belmont, she held internships focusing on account and business management. Additionally, at Belmont, Mary Elizabeth was involved in many organizations, assisting with the recruitment of new students, and maintaining the school’s relationship with alumni and board members.

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Mary Elizabeth Carothers

Trust Specialist

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Shelby Carpenter

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Shelby Carpenter began work at Cumberland Trust in 2016. As a trust officer in the personal trust division, she is focused on providing a high level of responsiveness and attention to her clients. Previously, Shelby held positions at a nationwide mortgage lender and with a Nashville real estate team. Additionally, she has experience as a sales assistant for a local stock brokerage firm where she was Series 7 and 66 licensed.

Shelby holds a B.S. in Communication with a focus in Public Relations from Florida State University. She received her Master’s degree in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Shelby Carpenter

Trust Officer

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Eleanor Claiborne

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Eleanor Claiborne joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2012 and works in corporate strategy, events, and marketing. She develops and implements marketing initiatives for Cumberland Trust’s ten offices. Previously, Eleanor worked as an intern for The Frist Center’s development department and in the development and finance division of Christie’s New York.

She received a B.A. in Art History with a minor in French from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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Eleanor Claiborne

Assistant Vice President & Marketing Manager

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Tenisha Clausi

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Tenisha Clausi joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2013. She serves as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer. Tenisha specializes in providing attentive and professional service to her clients. She focuses on helping clients needing extra support through the coordination of distinctive care services. Before joining Cumberland Trust, Tenisha worked as a paralegal for the Law Office of Rob McKinney. She retired her real estate license after serving the Franklin, Tennessee community for twelve years.

Tenisha received her master’s degree from Ohio University and B.S. in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, with minors in Economics and Finance. She was awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and is a graduate of Cannon Trust School, through Cannon Financial Institute.

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Tenisha Clausi

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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Martha Claybrook

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Memphis

Martha Claybrook joined Cumberland Trust in 2009. She serves as a senior engagement officer overseeing the onboarding of new business. Previously, Martha worked in Cumberland Trust’s personal trust administration division as a trust officer. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she worked in marketing and ad sales for the TV Guide Network in New York.

Martha received her B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Georgia. In the community, she is actively involved with the Junior League of Memphis.

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Martha Claybrook

Senior Engagement Officer

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C. Runcie Clements, IV

Specialty: Executive Management, Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

C. Runcie Clements, IV joined Cumberland Trust and Investment Company in 2002 and serves as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Mr. Clements heads up a legal team, made up of attorneys, compliance officers, and specialists. He advises the company on trust and estate administration, special assets administration, fiduciary compliance and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Runcie was the Charitable Giving Counsel for the American Cancer Society where he advised nationwide staff on legal and tax issues in the areas of planned giving, outright gifts, and other charitable giving arrangements. He has also worked in a private legal practice in the areas of estate planning, taxation, real estate, and general business. Runcie is a licensed attorney and CPA.

Runcie is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Living and Learning and on the Advisory Board for Men of Valor.

C. Runcie Clements, IV

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

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Sessions Cox

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Sessions Cox joined the Cumberland Trust team in January 2016. As Trust Officer, Sessions manages client and professional advisor relationships and administers personal trusts. Previously, Sessions worked for three and a half years with Regions Bank as a Branch Team Leader in the Sports and Entertainment Division.

Sessions holds a B.A. in Finance from Mississippi State University.

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Sessions Cox

Trust Officer

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Stephen Crofford

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Stephen Crofford joined Cumberland Trust in 2016. He works administering special assets such as commercial or residential real estate, closely held business interests, insurance policies, and promissory notes. Stephen also works with the legal team reviewing and preparing documents. Stephen is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Stephen received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a J.D. from Belmont University College of Law in Nashville.

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Stephen Crofford

Assistant Vice President & Fiduciary Counsel

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Michelle Diamond

Specialty: Business Development, Executive Management
Location: Nashville

Michelle Diamond is Chief Development Officer & Executive Director of Regional Markets. She joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2001, at the firm’s founding. At Cumberland’s start, Michelle, a Trust Officer, helped to establish the open architecture platform that focuses on helping families and forming partnerships with advisors. Early on, she developed the Special Needs Trust group, now a part of Distinctive Care, serving the needs of client family members with disabilities. As Cumberland Trust grew, Michelle developed the blueprint for expansion into regional markets and she worked to open our nine regional offices. Currently, Michelle manages the business development team, who work in Cumberland Trust’s headquarters and in each of its regional offices. She is responsible for overseeing the development team and its new trust opportunities.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she was a Trust Officer at First Tennessee providing account and administration support to families in the areas of personal trust, employee benefits, and investment management.

Michelle holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. She was awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Designation (CTFA) and is a graduate of Cannon Trust School, through Cannon Financial Institute.

Michelle is a regular speaker for industry-related events nationwide, and she has been published in The Tennessean.

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Michelle Diamond

Chief Development Officer & Executive Director of Regional Markets

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Shelly Donaldson

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Atlanta

Shelly Donaldson serves as the Vice President and Business Development Officer based in Cumberland Trust’s Atlanta office. In her role, Shelly connects individuals, families and their financial, legal, and tax advisors with Cumberland Trust’s high caliber trust and estate administration services. She is dedicated to expanding our presence in the Georgia market by developing relationships with professional advisors within the local estate planning community and their clients.

Shelly has been a practicing attorney for most of her career and has 14+ years of experience in estate planning, tax and corporate law—specializing in estate planning for high-net-worth clients and families. She has particular expertise in tax and estate planning involving real estate, closely held business entities and planning for a family member with a disability (Special Needs Planning).

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Shelly founded The Donaldson Law Firm following experience at other firms including Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, P.C. and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

Shelly served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Bar Association Fiduciary Law Section and was a past chair of the Atlanta Bar Estate Planning and Probate Section. She is also a past board member of The Bobby Dodd Institute, a nonprofit that helps individuals living with a disability succeed at work, in the community and in life.

Shelly graduated cum laude from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where she also served as an editor of the Law Review. She holds a B.B.A. in finance from Auburn University.

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Shelly Donaldson

Vice President & Business Development Officer

Jeiman Dosky

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jeiman Dosky joined Cumberland Trust’s Administration team in 2016. With 15 years of experience in the financial and banking industry, Jeiman brings a high level of expertise to her clients. In her role as Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer, Jeiman works with clients on their day-to-day needs while also keeping in mind long-term trust management objectives. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jeiman served as Treasury Management Officer for Capital Bank. Previously, she worked as a Teller, then Personal Banker and Assistant Manager in consumer banking at Bank of America, then with Private Wealth Management at U.S. Trust, and on the Commercial Banking Team at Bank of America.

Jeiman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Technology from the University of Connecticut.

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Jeiman Dosky

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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April D. Drennan

Specialty: Special Asset Administration
Location: Nashville

April Drennan joined Cumberland Trust in 2019. April works in ongoing administration of special assets held in trust, such as commercial or residential real estate, closely held business interests, insurance policies, and promissory notes. Her duties include coordinating the purchase and sale of properties held in trust, ordering and analyzing appraisals, and overseeing the management of special assets and properties held in trust. Previously, April worked at SunTrust Bank in Nashville as a Trust Advisor. She also held the position of Closely Held Business Asset Manager, where she navigated and executed the management, administration, acquisitions, sales, and liquidations of private investments held in trust or other structures where SunTrust had a fiduciary capacity.

April holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. She also holds an MBA in Executive Management from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. April is also a graduate of ABA Trust School and is a member of the National Trust Closely Held Business Association (NTCHBA) and the National Trust Real Estate Association (NTREA).

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April D. Drennan

Vice President & Special Assets Officer

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Lee Ann DuVall

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Lee Ann DuVall joined Cumberland Trust’s compliance team in 2012. Her prior work experience includes the private practice of law, specializing in estate planning, estate administration, and probate litigation. She previously served as the head of Estate Administration for an independent trust company in Texas. Lee Ann has experience in trust administration, both individual and endowments, with major banking corporations and has managed the legal and fiduciary components of a 24-state real estate portfolio.

Lee Ann holds a J.D. and is licensed to practice law in three states. She is a graduate of the Attorney-Mediators Institute.

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Lee Ann DuVall

Vice President, Fiduciary Compliance

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Emily Dye

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Emily Dye joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. She serves as a Trust Specialist, specializing in supporting trust officers in personal trust administration and cultivating client relationships. Emily focuses on providing responsive support to trust clients and their legal, financial, and tax advisors. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Emily worked at a holistic wellness center working with client families.

Emily holds a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia.

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Emily Dye

Trust Specialist

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Will Ellison

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Will Ellison joined the Cumberland Trust Personal Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Will supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Will served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Most recently, he interned with Raymond James Bank in their Internal Audit department.

Will holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.

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Will Ellison

Trust Specialist

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Charlotte English

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Charlotte English is Vice President, Trust Officer, and Administration Manager of the Special Needs Trust team at Cumberland Trust. Charlotte supports families and individuals with special needs, and collaborates with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. In her role, she manages Special Needs Trusts, focusing on building personal relationships and delivering excellent service to clients and their families. Charlotte originally joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2013 as a trust officer, then took a brief hiatus to work as the in-house counsel for a publicly traded company, and returned to Cumberland Trust in 2016 to work in trust administration. Prior to receiving her law degree, Charlotte worked in the environmental regulatory field, protecting air and water resources.

Charlotte earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a minor in Business. Additionally, she holds a J.D. from Nashville School of Law.

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Charlotte English

Vice President & Trust Officer, Manager, Special Needs Trust Administration

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Ashley Fischer

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Ashley Fischer joined Cumberland Trust as a New Client Engagement Officer in 2021. In this role, Ashley provides direct support to the business development team, assisting with ongoing development and onboarding of new and prospective Cumberland Trust clients and their advisors. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she held positions at Farmington Mortgage and Franklin Synergy Bank. Previously, Ashley worked for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Ashley is a Nashville native and earned a B.S. in Public Relations with a Minor in Marketing from Belmont University.

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Ashley Fischer

Engagement Officer

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Renée Frederiksen

Specialty: Business Development, Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Renée Frederiksen joined Cumberland Trust 2015. Renée works with our business development team, managing our growth throughout the country and implementing strategic initiatives. Previously, she served as a trust officer, administering trusts for high-net-worth individuals and families. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Renée was Vice President and Trust Advisor with SunTrust Bank and prior to that she was Director of Planned Giving for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Renée has worked for more than 20 years in the financial services industry and for the past 15 years specifically with trusts focusing on endowments, foundations, and personal trusts.

Renée received her B.A. in Political Economy from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

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Renée Frederiksen

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Business Development

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Kimberly George

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Kimberly George joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2014. As a Trust Officer, Kimberly is responsible for personal trust administration and relationship management, providing attentive service to clients and their legal, financial, and tax advisors. Previously, she worked for seven years as a Registered Sales Assistant with a financial advisory firm.

Kimberly holds a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) and has completed Cannon’s Trust School program.

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Kimberly George

Trust Officer

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Dianne Gerth

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Dianne Gerth joined Cumberland Trust in 2019. Dianne serves as the Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Development. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Dianne worked at LBMC Employment Partners as a human resource manager and consultant for clients who outsourced their human resources. She also spent 11 years working as a group benefits broker, director of human resources, and director of operations at Northwestern Mutual.

Dianne has received a bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and Development from Purdue University and a master’s in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Belmont University. She also has received a Professional in Human Resources Certification.

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Dianne Gerth

Vice President, Human Resources & Employee Development

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Alex Gillott

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Alex Gillott has been with Cumberland Trust since 2013. Alex is the Vice President and Director of Cumberland Trust’s personal trust administration division. He specializes in guiding high-net-worth individuals and families through the administration and management of personal trusts and foundations. Additionally, he manages a growing team of personal trust officers, administrators, and specialists. Alex began at Cumberland Trust working on the legal team and then transitioned to the administration of trust accounts. Previously, he worked as a conflict analyst with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Alex is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Alex holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Belmont University (magna cum laude). He received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut.

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Alex Gillott

Vice President & Director, Personal Trust Administration

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Carla Hale

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Carla Hale joined Cumberland Trust in 2009. She is an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engagement Officer overseeing the onboarding of new business in the Nashville area. In this role, she Carla works closely with clients and their families, along with their legal, financial, and tax professional advisors. Previously, Carla worked in Cumberland Trust’s personal trust administration and tax divisions. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she worked for Larson Juhl as a customer service team leader.

Carla received a B.A. in Art with a minor in Psychology from West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia.

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Carla Hale

Assistant Vice President & Senior Engagement Officer

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Dayton F. Hale III

Specialty: Special Asset Administration
Location: Nashville

Dayton Hale joined Cumberland Trust in 2013 as a Trust Officer for special assets. As Vice President and Director of the Special Assets team, Dayton works primarily in the evaluation and ongoing administration of special assets, including mineral, oil and gas interests, commercial and residential real estate, closely held business interests, agricultural and rural real estate, timber properties and promissory notes. His duties include coordinating the purchase and disposition of trust held properties, ordering and analyzing appraisals and overseeing the management of special assets and properties held in trust.

Previously, Dayton worked in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for Hawkeye Oil and Gas, Inc., a small oil and gas exploration company involved in coal bed methane and other conventional operations in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama. Prior to joining Cumberland, he also worked as a law clerk for Stites and Harbison, PLLC in Franklin, Tennessee.

Dayton received his B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, a licensed affiliate broker with the State of Tennessee, and a member of the National Trust Real Estate Association (NTREA).

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Dayton F. Hale III

Vice President & Director, Special Assets

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Rebecca Halvorson

Specialty: Business Development, Senior Management
Location: Memphis

Rebecca Halvorson joined Cumberland Trust in 2010. As the Senior Vice President & Managing Director in Memphis, she cultivates relationships, working with families and advisors to deliver a full range of trust services. Rebecca’s previous experience includes working as a Management Consultant for Ernst & Young, a Financial Analyst, and then Managing Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Contributions for FedEx.
Rebecca holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University.

Rebecca is a native of Memphis and remains involved in the community. She is a member and past board member of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Memphis and a member of the Memphis Estate Planning Council. Additionally, she is a member and past board member of Le Bonheur Club and is active with the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South and SRVS Kids & Families.
Rebecca has participated in the Memphis Business Journal Table of Experts panel conversations.

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Rebecca Halvorson

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Business Development

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Lindsay Hardin

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Lindsay Hardin joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2015. She enjoys welcoming clients and guests, making them feel comfortable and at ease. In fact, Lindsay’s will be the first friendly voice you’ll likely hear when you call Cumberland Trust. Previously, she served as a Trust Specialist in administration and as she developed relationships there, Lindsay discovered that what she enjoys most is speaking with clients and interacting with them more personally on a daily basis. Lindsay has a wealth of experience in customer service and provider relations in the healthcare field as well as teaching and communications.

Lindsay earned a B.A. in Communications and English from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She also studied abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

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Lindsay Hardin

Trust Specialist

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Meredith Harville

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Meredith Harville joined Cumberland Trust as a Trust Administrator in 2021. In this role, Meredith works with the Personal Trust Administration team to support individuals and families, along with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Meredith focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families she serves. Through collaboration with our Trust and Estate Administration team members, she provides a high level of expertise to her clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Meredith worked for over five years with Nike, Inc. in their Tennessee offices.

Meredith graduated from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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Meredith Harville

Trust Administrator

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Laura Hawken

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Laura Hawken joined Cumberland Trust in 2019. As Trust Officer in personal trust administration, Laura focuses on providing a high quality of service to clients. Laura specializes in administration with distinctive care services, an extra level of support for clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Laura worked at Blakeford At Home as a Care Manager and Executive Director, providing older adults with information, services, and guidance to maintain the highest level of independence in their home. Additionally, she has worked with Life Crisis Services and the Incarnate Word Hospital.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Social Work from St. Louis University. She is involved in the community supporting children in the foster care system and she previously fostered a child in her home for about 2 years until they were adopted. She currently volunteers with CASA, which advocates for children who are in the foster care system seeking permanent homes.

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Laura Hawken

Trust Officer

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Layla Hebert

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Layla Hebert joined the Cumberland Trust’s legal team in 2021 and serves as Fiduciary Counsel. In this role, she reviews and drafts documents relating to incoming and transferring trusts. Layla has extensive experience in due diligence, contracting, and compliance. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Layla held the role of contract drafting, review, and negotiation for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as experience in due diligence contract review for healthcare companies anticipating mergers and acquisitions. Layla’s background also includes experience in utilities regulation while conducting legal research and writing for the Louisiana Public Service Commission.

Layla received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Pre-Law from the Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business. She received her J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Layla is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Louisiana.

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Layla Hebert

Fiduciary Counsel

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Jody Hines

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jody Hines is a Trust Officer in the Personal Trust Administration department. Jody joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2010. In his role, Jody administers personal trusts, providing responsive service to our clients and their external advisors. Previously, he focused on the administration of life insurance trusts. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, he held corporate accounting positions at internet start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and has completed Cannon’s Trust School program.

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Jody Hines

Vice President & Trust Officer

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Natalicia Hosseinzadeh

Specialty: Special Asset Administration
Location: Nashville

Natalicia Hosseinzadeh joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2018. Natalicia serves as a Special Assets Officer, working with unique, illiquid, and hard-to-value assets held in trust. She assists with various tasks related to real estate; oil, mineral, gas interests; LLC interests and other special assets for Cumberland Trust’s clients. She also has experience working in personal trust administration with clients requiring senior care and special care services.

Natalicia holds a degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Natalicia has been a member of the National Associate of Realtors® and Greater Nashville Realtors Association since 2017.

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Natalicia Hosseinzadeh

Special Assets Officer

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Doug Hungate

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Doug Hungate joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. He serves as a Trust Officer, specializing in providing quality administration, care, and attention to special needs trust relationships. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Doug worked in education as an academic director and taught mathematics.

Doug holds a B.S. in History and Social Science from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Master of Business Administration from Belmont University.

In the community, Doug serves on the board of directors for the Ark Community Resource and Assistance Center and the Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

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Doug Hungate

Trust Officer

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Elly Hutchings

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Austin

Elly Hutchings joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2015. Originally from Lake McQueeney, Texas, as Business Development Officer Elly focuses on building relationships with legal, financial, and tax professionals throughout the state of Texas. She is based in Austin and frequents the Dallas and Houston markets, connecting Texas individuals and families with high caliber trust and estate administration services. Previously, Elly served as a trust officer in Cumberland Trust’s Nashville headquarters. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Elly served as Deputy Finance Director for a Nashville mayoral campaign and prior to that as a director of a prison re-entry program in Texas.

Elly received a B.S. in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and an M.B.A. from Concordia University in San Antonio, Texas.

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Elly Hutchings

Vice President & Business Development Officer

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Nathan Hyde

Specialty: Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Nathan Hyde joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2002. Before joining Cumberland Trust, Nathan worked as a Senior Consultant with Financial Industry Technical Services. His prior experience includes serving as Trust Operations Manager for First American National Bank and as a Registered Principal with Summit Brokerage Services.

Nathan is a Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP), a designation awarded by Cannon Financial Institute.

Nathan Hyde

Senior Vice President & Director, Business Continuity & Information Security

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Jean Jackson

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Jean Jackson joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2012. As Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer, Jean works with families and their financial, legal, and tax advisors in Alabama, Chattanooga, and Kentucky. Jean helps families find personalized trust and/or estate administration services to fit their needs. Previously, she worked in Cumberland Trust’s compliance and new accounts division, supporting new clients during the transfer and onboarding of trust accounts. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jean worked in the financial sector specializing in municipal securities. She was an assistant vice president in Municipal Bond Underwriting for Robinson-Humphrey, Atlanta; Municipal Bond Marketing for Merrill Lynch, New York/Atlanta; and she worked in Trust Company Bank’s Investment Division in Atlanta.

Jean holds a B.S. in Business Management/Finance from Tulane University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development retreat center and for St. Bernard Academy in Nashville. She also serves on the Steering Committee for Contemplative Outreach of Middle Tennessee, volunteers with Better Decisions One on One Mentoring Program in the Tennessee Prisons for Women, and is a member of Nashville CABLE and the League of Women Voters. Additionally, she is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Nashville and a Stephen Minister.

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Jean Jackson

Assistant Vice President & Business Development Officer

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Dan Jernigan

Specialty: Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Dan Jernigan serves as Corporate Secretary, Senior Vice President, and Managing Director of Compliance and Audits for Cumberland Trust. In this role, Dan works closely with external and internal auditors, while managing a team focused on Fiduciary Compliance, Corporate Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Audit, and Account Transfer. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Dan was Vice President and Audit Supervisor of Internal Audit for Reliance Trust Company/Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS). In addition, Dan has over 15 years of custody and trust operations experience from previous positions with State Street Bank and Reliance Trust Company.

Dan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, with a major in Finance.

Dan Jernigan

Corporate Secretary, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Compliance and Audit

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Judith L. Johnson

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Judy Johnson began working as part of the Cumberland Trust team in 2011, with over 50 years of experience in estate planning and probate in numerous law offices in both Illinois and in Tennessee. Judy serves as Vice President and Trust Officer on the estate administration team. In this role, Judy administers estates and administrative trusts, guiding families and individuals during times of loss and transition. Additionally, she has experience working with Cumberland Trust’s legal team. She has extensive knowledge in the preparation and review of legal correspondence and compliance documents.

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Judith L. Johnson

Vice President & Trust Officer

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Elizabeth Kaegi

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Elizabeth Kaegi joined the Cumberland Trust legal team in 2021 and serves as Fiduciary Counsel. In this role, she reviews and drafts documents relating to incoming and transferring trusts. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Elizabeth practiced as a contract attorney with Legility, LLC. Her background also includes experience in federal and state contract management, and insurance defense litigation.

Elizabeth holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Public Relations and a B.S. in Spanish from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky. Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Elizabeth Kaegi

Fiduciary Counsel

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Coleman Kimbrough

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Coleman Kimbrough joined the Cumberland Trust’s legal team in 2017 and serves as Fiduciary Counsel. In this role, he reviews and drafts documents relating to incoming and transferring trusts. Originally from Memphis, Coleman previously worked as a law clerk for Teresa R. Hurst, Attorney, and for The Burgoyne Law Offices. Coleman also has experience as an intern for The Honorable Rhynette N. Hurd, Division V of Shelby County Circuit Court and for The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Coleman received a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Mississippi State University (magna cum laude) and earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law (magna cum laude). He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.

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Coleman Kimbrough

Assistant Vice President & Fiduciary Counsel

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Hannah Kimbrough

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Hannah Kimbrough serves as a Trust Administrator supporting trust officers in administering personal trust accounts, building client relationships, and providing high quality service to clients and their external advisors.

Hannah is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where she received a B.S. in Business Management (Dean’s list & OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll). As a student, Hannah played all four years on the Division 1 tennis team, and was captain for two years. She is currently the Girls Varsity Tennis Coach at Ensworth High School.

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Hannah Kimbrough

Trust Administrator

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Douglas Kirkpatrick

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Douglas Kirkpatrick joined Cumberland Trust in 2009. As Vice President and Business Development Officer, Douglas works to expand Cumberland Trust’s relationships with families and advisors in the Nashville region. Previously, she served for ten years as a paralegal and raised her three, now grown, children.

Douglas holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Tennessee and a Paralegal Certificate from the National Institute of Paralegal Training in Atlanta.

Ms. Kirkpatrick is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Nashville, former president of the Harding Academy Parent Association, and has served on the board for Nashville Children’s Theater.

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Douglas Kirkpatrick

Vice President & Senior Development Officer

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Rachel Fuqua Klages

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Rachel Fuqua joined the Estate Administration team as a Trust Officer in 2015. While in law school, she developed a passion for estate planning during her time in the Homer A. Jones, Jr. Wills Clinic. Rachel now leads the Estate Administration department, which administers trusts and estates of various sizes and complexity throughout the southeast. She specializes in estate and post-mortem trust administration, especially those involving complicated family structures and tax issues.

Rachel holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Tennessee (summa cum laude). She received her J.D. with a concentration in Business Transactions from the University of Tennessee College of Law (magna cum laude). Rachel is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. Additionally, she is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee.

Rachel is involved with the Pencil Foundation for Metro Nashville Public Schools literacy program, where she works with elementary students to help them improve their reading comprehension and writing skills.

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Rachel Fuqua Klages

Vice President & Director, Estate Administration

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Jessica Kopperud

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Jessica Kopperud joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2018. As an engagement officer, Jessica works to onboard new trust and estate clients. She acts as an internal liaison between the Business Development, Administration, and Estate departments to smoothly transition new client accounts onto our platform. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jessica worked in sales and marketing for 13 years helping small and mid-sized business owners realize their business goals.

Jessica holds a B.S in Marketing from Indiana University and an MBA from Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business.

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Jessica Kopperud

Engagement Officer

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Amanda Laginess

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Amanda Laginess joined Cumberland Trust as a Trust Administrator in 2020. Amanda works with individuals and families, providing service and attention to the day-to-day needs of personal trust clients. She specializes in relationship building with families and their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she served as the founding Director of Operations for a Middle Tennessee anti-human trafficking nonprofit organization. Previously, she practiced estate planning and probate law in Cincinnati, Ohio, working closely with the trust department of a local bank.

Amanda received a B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She earned a J.D. with a focus on comparative law and human rights from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Amanda is active in the community as an event and herd photographer for Saddle Up! and was a founding member of the organization’s Family Council. Additionally, she volunteers as a photographer for the Harpeth Conservancy’s renowned River Swing event.

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Amanda Laginess

Trust Officer

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David Liles

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

David Liles joined the Estate Administration team in 2019. As a trust officer, David administers estates and post-mortem trusts, and helps clients and beneficiaries understand the steps of the estate settlement process. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, David served the Metro Nashville Police Department for 29 years as an officer, sergeant, legal instructor, and liaison to the District Attorney’s Office.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s in Public Service Management from Cumberland University. David received his J.D. from Nashville School of Law. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council.

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David Liles

Trust Officer

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Caitlyn A. Lovell

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Caitlyn A. Lovell joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. Caitlyn serves as a Trust Administrator where she focuses on the day-to-day administration of Special Needs Trust (SNT) relationships. Previously, Caitlyn worked as an associate manager at Tumi Inc. and, before that, as an Intern for House Representative Jim Cooper. She has also worked with the Cardinal Basketball Officials Association officiating high school basketball.

Caitlyn holds a B.S. in Sociology from Middle Tennessee State University (cum laude) with minors in Global Studies and Business Administration. She is a part of the Young Leaders Council, Class 74.

In the community, Caitlyn sings Alto 2 for Vox Grata Women’s Choir and serves as the Young Leaders Council Board Intern for the Nashville LGBT Chamber.

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Caitlyn A. Lovell

Trust Administrator

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Amanda Luthy

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Amanda Luthy serves as a Trust Officer in the Estate Administration Division. Amanda works with families and advisors in the administration of estates and administrative trusts. Prior to her work in Estates, Amanda was an officer on the personal trust administration team working with high-net worth clients on day-to-day needs and trust related projects. Amanda’s previous experience includes merchandising and sales at Cargill Inc. Amanda has also worked in education, teaching Finance and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Belmont University and Franklin Road Academy.

Amanda holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council.

Locally, Amanda is involved in Hands on Nashville volunteering with various projects around the city.

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Amanda Luthy

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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Jared Lynd

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jared Lynd joined Cumberland Trust in 2017. As a Trust Officer in the Personal Trust Division, Jared is focused on providing trust account administration services to high net worth families and their advisors. Before joining the Cumberland Trust team, Jared worked as an associate attorney at Hagan Law Group, PLLC in the practice areas of business law, property law, and estate planning. Prior to law school, Jared served as a Supply Chain Analyst with General Electric.

Jared received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and was awarded a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. Jared is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and is active with the Young Lawyers Division and the Estate Planning and Probate Section. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Alumni Council at the University of Tennessee.

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Jared Lynd

Vice President & Trust Officer, Administration Manager

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Leslie Malkiewicz

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Leslie Malkiewicz joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2014. On the legal team, Leslie reviews and drafts documents relating to trust accounts. Previously, Leslie served as a trust officer, overseeing trust account management and administration.

Leslie earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and was awarded a J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. She studied abroad at the University of London through Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Leslie is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

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Leslie Malkiewicz

Vice President & Director, Legal, Senior Fiduciary Counsel

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Katrina Martin

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Katrina Martin joined Cumberland Trust as a Trust Administrator in 2020. In this role, Katrina works with the personal trust administration team to support individuals and families, along with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Katrina focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families she serves. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she worked as a Branch Manager with SunTrust Bank in Nashville, TN.

Katrina holds a B.S.B.A (magna cum laude) in Marketing with a minor in Hospitality from the University of Central Florida.

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Katrina Martin

Trust Officer

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Brianna McCray

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Brianna McCray joined the Cumberland Trust Special Needs Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Brianna supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Brianna worked as a Business Assistant at a dental practice.

Outside of work, Brianna has enjoyed volunteering at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House where she helped provide meals to patients and families in residence.

Brianna studied Business Administration at Georgia State University. She received a professional certification in software programming from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Brianna McCray

Trust Specialist

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Helina Mekuria

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Helina Mekuria joined Cumberland Trust in 2018. Helina works with the compliance department to help ensure that accounts are opened and documented correctly. Previously, Helina worked in the banking industry, with experience in data analysis and documenting accounts.

Helina received a B.A. in Finance from the Middle Tennessee State University.

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Helina Mekuria

Asset Transfer Officer

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Jennifer Menzie

Specialty: Executive Management
Location: Nashville

Jennie Menzie joined Cumberland Trust in 2012 and serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Corporate Counsel. In her role, Jennie manages the company’s day-to-day operations while driving Cumberland Trust’s vision for the future. She also leads strategic initiatives aimed at supporting market growth and commitment to client service, oversees the company’s long-term planning goals, and advises on legal fiduciary and corporate governance matters. Previously, Jennie served as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Counsel and as Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Cumberland Trust.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jennie served as Vice President at Thompson & Associates, focused on charitable estate planning, Assistant General Counsel of WebMD Envoy, Senior Tax Consultant at Arthur Andersen, and practicing attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

Jennie holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt School of Law and holds a Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Florida School of Law. She is a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning from the Institute of Charitable Estate Planning.

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Jennifer Menzie

President, Chief Operating Officer & Corporate Counsel

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Evelyn Metcalf

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Evelyn Leonard joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2016 and works with the asset transfer team, helping to ensure that new accounts arrive to Cumberland Trust smoothly and efficiently. She also works with the compliance department to help ensure that accounts are opened and documented accurately. Previously, Evelyn worked in the banking industry, with experience in audit management, commercial relationship management, and credit analysis.

She received a B.B.A. in Economics and Finance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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Evelyn Metcalf

Assistant Vice President & Account Transfer Manager

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Jay Moharami

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jay Moharami joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2016. As a Trust Officer, Jay works with clients and their advisors, working in the day-to-day administration of Special Needs Trusts. In this role, he excels at building long-lasting relationships with our clients and their financial, legal, and tax advisors, addressing the needs of beneficiaries and families with expertise and compassion. Previously, Jay worked with UBS, assisting financial advisors with daily operations.

Jay is a Nashville native and holds a B.A. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a focus on Public Relations.

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Jay Moharami

Trust Officer

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Jodi Monroe

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Knoxville

Jodi Monroe joined Cumberland Trust in 2013. She serves as an Engagement Officer overseeing the onboarding of new business opportunities. Jodi works in support of our Eastern markets, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta and the state of Florida, and specializes in providing responsive support to new clients and their professional advisors. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jodi worked for 20 years in the banking industry, with 12 years in management, business development, and lending.

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Jodi Monroe

Engagement Officer

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Melissa Murray

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Melissa Murray joined the Cumberland Trust Special Needs Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Melissa supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients and their financial, legal, and tax professional advisors. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Melissa worked as a Trust Officer at Riverview Trust Company in Vancouver, Washington. Previously, she served as Treasurer at Fort Vancouver TV.

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Melissa Murray

Trust Specialist

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Charlie Nelson

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Charlie Nelson joined Cumberland Trust as a Special Needs Trust Administrator in 2021. In this role, Charlie works with the Special Needs Trust Administration team to support individuals and families, along with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Charlie focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families he serves.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Charlie taught seventh and eighth grade English and Latin at a small private school in Louisville, Kentucky. Previously, while attending law school, he also interned at Disability Rights Tennessee, focusing on cases surrounding disability accommodations in Tennessee prisons and monitoring possible abuse and neglect in youth mental health facilities.

Charlie holds a B.A (magna cum laude) in Economics and Classical Languages-Latin from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Charlie Nelson

Trust Administrator

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Asha P. Nivison

Specialty: Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Asha Nivison joined Cumberland Trust in 2012. Prior to Cumberland Trust, Asha served as Director of Implementations at Emdeon, where she managed teams responsible for implementing direct claims connections with healthcare companies. Before that, she was Vice President in the Custody Income Operations department (Global Securities Services) at Deutsche Bank/State Street in Nashville.

Asha holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Belmont University and an M.B.A. from the Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University.

Asha P. Nivison

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Operations/Technology

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Katelynn Novak

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Katelynn Novak joined the Cumberland Trust Personal Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Katelynn supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Katelynn worked for several years in Operations within the financial industry.

Outside of work, Katelynn enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters. She has also taught Money Matters classes at the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing in Lansing, Michigan.

Katelynn holds a B.S. in Advertising Management with a Minor in Organizational Leadership from Michigan State University.

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Katelynn Novak

Trust Specialist

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Bonnie Parrish

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Bonnie Parrish joined Cumberland Trust in 2017. As a Trust Specialist on the Personal Trust Administration team, Bonnie supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Previously, Bonnie worked on Cumberland Trust’s Operations team.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Bonnie was a Retirement Plan Co-Implementation Manager at The Retirement Plan Company, LLC where she managed an implementation team and handled trading requests for client 401ks and Required Minimum Distributions. Bonnie’s previous experience also includes roles at JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank.

Outside of work, Bonnie enjoys volunteering at Grace Works and One Generation Away.

Bonnie holds B.S. degrees in Finance and Management from Lipscomb University.

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Bonnie Parrish

Trust Specialist

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Robin Pigg

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Robin Pigg joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2012. As an Executive Assistant, Robin is responsible for supporting Joseph Presley, Chairman, President, and CEO, as well as the rest of Cumberland Trust’s executive management team. Robin handles scheduling and travel and assists with corporate strategy initiatives. Previously, Robin worked in retail management for over 10 years.

Robin holds degrees in Architecture and Design from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

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Robin Pigg

Executive Assistant

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Joseph K. Presley

Specialty: Executive Management
Location: Nashville

Joseph K. Presley is Chairman and CEO of Cumberland Trust and has supported its commitment to client service, development, and market growth since he joined the company in 2001. Previously, Mr. Presley served as Chairman, President, and CEO and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cumberland Trust.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Mr. Presley served as Senior Vice President and Head of Personal Trust Services for SunTrust Bank where he presided over the personal trust administration, estate settlement, tax, trust real estate, sales, and endowment/foundations divisions. He is past President of the following organizations: the Estate Planning Council of Nashville, the Tennessee Bankers Association Trust Division, and the Planned Giving Council of Nashville.

An avid supporter of the visual and performing arts, Mr. Presley has served as board member, vice-chair, and treasurer for the Nashville Symphony; board member and finance committee member for Cheekwood; board member, vice-chair, and head of public arts for Nashville for the Metro Arts Commission; and currently as board member of the Arts & Business Council.
Mr. Presley holds a B.A. in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Presley is a licensed attorney and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).

Joseph K. Presley

Chairman & CEO

Jesse Ramoya

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Jesse Ramoya joined Cumberland Trust as a Trust Administrator in 2021. In this role, Jesse works with the Estate Administration team to support families and professional advisors in the administration of estates and administrative trusts. Jesse focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families he serves. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, he worked as a Trust and Estates Research Assistant.

Jesse holds a B.A in Political Science and a Minor in Legal Studies from Milligan College in Johnson City, Tennessee. He received a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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Jesse Ramoya

Trust Officer

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Riley Randolph

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Riley Randolph joined Cumberland Trust as a Compliance and Asset Transfer Specialist in 2021. In this role, Riley works with the asset transfer team, helping to ensure that new accounts arrive to Cumberland Trust smoothly and efficiently. He also works with the compliance department to help ensure that accounts are opened and documented accurately. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Riley worked as an Operations Analyst at UBS Financial. His previous experience also includes serving as an Assistant Property Manager/Property Accountant at Avison Young and as a Customer Service Representative at Wilson Bank & Trust.

Riley holds a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Riley Randolph

Compliance & Asset Transfer Specialist

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Alissa Reese

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Alissa Reese joined the Cumberland Trust Personal Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Alissa supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Alissa worked as a Legal Assistant at a law firm in Franklin, Tennessee.

Alissa is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Alissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies with a Minor in Political Science from Western Kentucky University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Legal Studies at Grand Canyon University.

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Alissa Reese

Trust Specialist

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Jennie Renwick

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Jennie Renwick joined Cumberland Trust as an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer in 2021. In this role, Jennie works with high-net-worth individuals and families, along with their financial, legal, and tax advisors, to support their trust account management and administration needs. Jennie focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families she serves.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jennie was Director of Client Strategy and Product Development at Trilliant Health. She has also worked for more than 24 years in the financial services industry, including roles as Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services at First Tennessee Bank and as a Financial Advisor with Heidtke & Company.

Jennie holds a B.S. degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Alabama. She is also a graduate of the Commercial Banking Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Jennie has served on the Board of Directors of Vox Grata since 2017.

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Jennie Renwick

Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer

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Zandra Ribas

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Nashville

Zandra Ribas joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. Zandra serves as an Engagement Officer. In this role, Zandra provides direct support to the business development team. She assists in the onboarding of new Cumberland Trust clients and their advisors, providing attentive support during times of change. Previously, Zandra worked in retail management. She has eight years of customer service experience.

Zandra studied International Development at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and Economics at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

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Zandra Ribas

Engagement Officer

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Greg Sauers

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Greg Sauers joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2020. He currently serves as a Trust Specialist supporting trust officers with daily administrative duties. These include processing key financial transactions, such as bill pay and beneficiary distributions, as well as assisting with monitoring the management of trust accounts. Previously, Greg worked in human resources and in youth sports.

Greg received a Business Administration degree, with minors in Organizational Management and Health Promotions from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois. He also holds a Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

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Greg Sauers

Trust Specialist

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Heather Savage

Specialty: Business Development
Location: Knoxville

Heather Savage is Vice President and Senior Development Officer for Cumberland Trust’s Knoxville office. Heather develops relationships and works to find a range of trust solutions for families and their advisors.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Heather worked as Vice President and Trust Officer in the Knoxville area for GreenBank, serving as a relationship manager for trusts, agencies, IRA’s, endowments and other institutional accounts throughout East Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Previously, she worked as a Trust Officer for Regions Bank in Knoxville and in Cincinnati, Ohio at Provident Bank in tax and trust accounting.

Heather received a B.A. in International Studies, with honors, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a graduate of Southern Trust School in Mobile, Alabama and has earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation (CTFA). She is a member of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council and the Institute of Certified Bankers.

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Heather Savage

Senior Vice President & Business Development Officer

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Debbie Schultz

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Debbie Schultz is Vice President and Director of Special Needs Trust Administration at Cumberland Trust. Debbie joined Cumberland Trust in 2021. She oversees the Special Needs Trust Administration department and manages a growing team of trust officers, administrators, and specialists focused on providing excellent client service. Together, she and the Special Needs Trust Administration team support families and individuals with Special Needs and collaborate with their financial, legal, and tax advisors.

Debbie has 32 years of experience in the trusts and estates industry. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she served as the trust administration team lead at the Bank of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Previously, Debbie led the Special Needs Trust team unit at Arden Trust Company in Phoenix, Arizona. She also managed the Private Client Services department at Advisory Trust Company in Phoenix, Arizona, and as a senior private client fiduciary advisor cultivated relationships with advisors, administrative support staff, and other professionals while working at their office location in Wilmington, Delaware.

Debbie holds an Executive J.D. from Purdue University Global. She earned an MBA and B.S. in Business/Management from the University of Phoenix. Debbie is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), graduate of the Cannon Trust School, through Cannon Financial Institute, and has received the Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®) Designation.

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Debbie Schultz

Vice President & Director, Special Needs Trust Administration

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Dudley Selinger

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Dudley Selinger is a Trust Officer and has been with Cumberland Trust since 2013. As Vice President & Trust Officer, Dudley is responsible for relationship management and account administration, with a focus on high-net-worth families and their needs. Previously, Mrs. Selinger served as the Assistant Director of Development at St. Paul Christian Academy and prior to that as the Interim Development Director at Belle Meade Plantation. Dudley’s experience includes working as Senior Vice President at First American National Bank.

Dudley holds a B.A. in International Studies and French from Rhodes College in Memphis. Additionally, she is on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Dudley Selinger

Vice President & Trust Officer, Administration Manager

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Andrew Serpico

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Andrew Serpico joined the Cumberland Trust Personal Trust Administration team in 2021 as a Trust Specialist. In this role, Andrew supports a team of relationship managers and focuses on providing responsive and attentive service to clients. Andrew specializes in distinctive care services, bringing extra support and attention to clients.

Andrew is an avid hockey enthusiast. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, he worked as the Amateur Hockey and Fan Development Coordinator for the Nashville Predators. His experience also includes positions as Hockey Operations Associate and Assistant Youth Hockey Instructor for the New York Rangers.

Andrew earned a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattanville College in New York.

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Andrew Serpico

Trust Specialist

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Sloan Shell

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Sloan Shell joined Cumberland Trust in 2015. As Vice President, Trust Officer, and Manager in personal trust administration, she is responsible for working with high-net-worth individuals and families on trust account management and administration. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Sloan worked for more than 14 years as a Private Banker and Assistant Vice President with U.S. Trust Private Wealth Management in Nashville, TN. During her time at U.S. Trust, she assisted families with multi-generational financial planning, credit needs and overall wealth management services. Previously, Sloan was with Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation for 14 years, serving in many capacities, including Director of Operations for the company.

Sloan received her B.A. in Political Science from the College of Charleston and serves on the Committee for Institutional Advancement for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

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Sloan Shell

Vice President & Trust Officer, Manager

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David Shetler

Specialty: Special Asset Administration
Location: Nashville

David Shetler joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2020. David serves as a Special Assets Specialist, working with unique, illiquid, and hard-to-value assets held in trust. He assists with various tasks related to real estate; oil, mineral, gas interests; LLC interests and other special assets for Cumberland Trust’s clients. Previously, David interned at Valmont Investments and ECOM USA working with real estate and commodities.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in business finance from Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

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David Shetler

Special Asset Specialist

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Lauren Skipp

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Lauren Skipp joined the Cumberland Trust as a Trust Officer. Lauren works with clients on day-to-day needs while also focusing on longer-term trust administration goals. She focuses on delivering responsive and personalized trust administration services. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Lauren worked at Franklin Synergy Bank as a Trust and Wealth Management Associate providing support to financial advisors with client onboarding and relationship management.

Lauren holds a bachelor’s in business administration and a MBA from the University of Mississippi.

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Lauren Skipp

Trust Officer

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Susan T. Smith

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Atlanta

Susan Smith joined the Cumberland Trust team in Atlanta in 2017 to help service the ever-growing Georgia market. Susan serves as Corporate Strategy and Marketing Officer, supporting Cumberland Trust’s growth and nationwide reach through content creation, media relations, and the development, planning, and management of various strategic initiatives aimed at reaching current and new target audiences.

Previously, Susan worked as an Engagement Officer for Cumberland Trust, providing direct support to the Business Development team by initiating and developing new Trust opportunities and prospective client relationships, while also working internally to onboard new accounts.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Susan served as a Presentation Specialist at SunTrust Bank, where she was dedicated to content development and messaging strategy for commercial client services. Her past experience also includes positions in the legal field as a Docketing Assistant in Intellectual Property at Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP and as a Legal Assistant in Intellectual Property at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

Susan earned a B.A. in Communication from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

An Atlanta native, Susan is involved in the community as an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta.

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Susan T. Smith

Corporate Strategy & Marketing Officer

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Adriana Sosa

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Adriana Sosa joined the Cumberland Trust Asset Transfer team in 2021 as an Asset Transfer Specialist. In this role, she works with the compliance department to ensure that new accounts are properly documented and opened correctly.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Adriana worked as an Account Manager in the direct mail industry, managing the status of accounts and supporting client relationships.

Adriana holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.
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Adriana Sosa

Asset Transfer Specialist

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Sara Speidel

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Sara Speidel joined the administration team at Cumberland Trust in 2007. As Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer, Sara manages personal trust relationships. Over her tenure at Cumberland, she has gained a broad knowledge of the trust industry and has worked with a variety of trust types and circumstances. She enjoys cultivating relationships with her clients while creating and maintaining a plan for their trust that prudently meets their needs and ultimate goals. Prior to Cumberland Trust, Sara worked at a Maryland title company and has experience with title searches, deeds and other loan documentation.

Sara received a B.A. degree in Accounting from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School and has been awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation.

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Sara Speidel

Vice President & Trust Officer

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Gina St. Charles

Specialty: Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Gina St. Charles joined Cumberland Trust in 2007 and works with over 350 CPAs to coordinate the preparation and filing of trust tax returns with the IRS and state revenue departments. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Gina spent nine years with Merrill Lynch Insurance Group focusing on estate planning through life insurance.

Gina holds a B.S. from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Gina St. Charles

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Tax

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Lorena O. Suarez

Specialty: Special Needs Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Lorena Suarez joined the Cumberland Trust administration team in 2014. Lorena has years of experience in multiple specialty areas of trust administration and currently serves as a Trust Officer on the Distinctive Care team. She focuses on providing premier and attentive service to our clients and families with special needs. Lorena specializes in building relationships with her clients through regular communication, care, and understanding. Prior to her career with Cumberland Trust, Lorena worked with children and families as a nanny and au pair.

Lorena holds an Associate degree in Business from Nashville State Community College.

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Lorena O. Suarez

Trust Officer

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Lisa Tesar

Specialty: Business Development
Location: St. Louis

Lisa Tesar is a vice president and business development officer based in Cumberland Trust’s St. Louis office. In this role, Lisa focuses on building relationships with external advisors (including financial advisors, attorneys, and accountants), individuals and families through personalized trust and estate services. A native of Missouri, Lisa works to expand Cumberland Trust’s presence in the Midwest region.

Lisa brings a wealth of experience to the Cumberland Trust team. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust in 2021, Lisa was a senior director and business manager with TIAA, working with their private asset management group. Her experience includes developing and leading an internal middle office team to support attorneys, wealth management advisors and clients with the onboarding and funding of new trust and estate accounts and relationships. Previously, she managed grantor and decedent trust administration teams with Edward Jones.

A Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA), Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Missouri.

Lisa has been recognized for her work and accomplishments in the trusts and estates industry. Some of these accomplishments include winning the TIAA Excellence Award, serving as a TIAA Emerging Leader, on the Diversity and Inclusion Council and as a corporate United Way liaison.

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Lisa Tesar

Vice President & Business Development Officer

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Lori Thoeny

Specialty: Corporate, Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Lori Thoeny joined Cumberland Trust in 2008 after working more than 15 years in the brokerage industry. In her current role as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Corporate Strategy, Lori works closely with marketing, strategy, and corporate initiatives in the development, planning, and management of various strategic initiatives aimed at reaching current and new target audiences. Previously, Lori served in an integral role as manager within Cumberland Trust’s Personal Trust Administration team, with a specialized focus on relationships with high-net-worth families. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Lori worked in the Institutional Sales division and Private Wealth Management group at Merrill Lynch and at Morgan Keegan and J. C. Bradford and Company.

Lori holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Western Kentucky University. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and has completed Cannon’s Trust School program. Lori is also a graduate of Belmont University’s Center for Executive Education in Financial Planning and has obtained CFP® certification.

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Lori Thoeny

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Corporate Strategy

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Jonathan Thomaston

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Jonathan Thomaston joined Cumberland Trust in 2017. As Vice President, Trust Officer, and Manager in Estate Administration, Jonathan focuses on helping families in the administration of estates and administrative trusts, making sure that the client’s final wishes are carried out. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Jonathan served as Chief Law Clerk for Williamson County Circuit and Chancery Courts. Before that, he worked in private practice where he represented clients in estate planning and administration.

Jonathan received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was awarded a J.D. with a concentration in Business and Transactional Law from the University of Tennessee College of Law. During his time in law school, Jonathan was a member of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, where he is active with the Young Lawyers Division and the Estate Planning and Probate Section, as well as the Nashville Bar Association. Additionally, Jonathan is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee.

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Jonathan Thomaston

Vice President & Trust Officer - Manager, Estate Administration

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Haley Tucker

Specialty: Corporate
Location: Nashville

Haley Tucker joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2019. She serves as Corporate Events and Strategy Associate, supporting the marketing and strategy teams in growing Cumberland Trust’s reach across the country. Previously, Haley worked as a trust specialist in the Distinctive Care Division, specializing in providing assistance to trust officers and administrators, and focusing on supporting clients with special needs. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Haley completed an AmeriCorp term with Harpeth Conservancy. She continues to volunteer with the Harpeth Conservancy working on the Tennessee rivers.

Haley holds a degree in environment and sustainability with a minor in political science from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. During her time at Sewanee, she was also a Sustainability Fellow.

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Haley Tucker

Corporate Events & Strategy Associate

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Alex Walker

Specialty: Distinctive Care, Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Alex Walker joined the Cumberland Trust administration team in in 2017. Alex serves as Trust Officer in the personal trust administration division. Alex focuses on providing careful and attentive trust administration, specializing in distinctive care services. Alex has three years of banking experience prior to joining Cumberland Trust, most recently working at First Tennessee Bank. Previously, Alex was the Powerlifting Coach for the Northern Illinois Special Olympics Team for two years. He currently coaches for the Nashville Predators youth hockey teams.

Alex holds a B.S. degree in Sociology and minor in Psychology from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

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Alex Walker

Trust Officer

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Harriet White

Specialty: Legal & Compliance
Location: Nashville

Harriet White joined the Cumberland Trust team in 2012. As Assistant Vice President and Compliance Officer, Harriet ensures that accounts are opened or closed and documented accurately. Additionally, she handles special projects for the compliance team. Previously, she worked in the legal industry as a paralegal, specializing in estate planning, estate administration and corporate law.

Harriet received a B.S. in Education from Middle Tennessee State University and a Paralegal Certification from Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Harriet White

Assistant Vice President & Compliance Officer

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Hope Williams

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Hope Williams joined the administration team at Cumberland Trust in 2011. As a Trust Officer, Hope specializes in daily personal trust administration and relationship management.

Hope received her B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations with minors English and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Mass Communication. She was awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and is a graduate of Cannon Trust School, through Cannon Financial Institute.

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Hope Williams

Vice President & Trust Officer

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Sharon Winkler

Specialty: Legal & Compliance, Senior Management
Location: Nashville

Sharon Winkler joined Cumberland Trust in 2007 and serves as Senior Vice President, Special Counsel, Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer. Sharon’s primary responsibilities involve reviewing and preparing documents and considering tax, legal and other compliance issues with regard to Cumberland Trust and its clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Sharon spent 16 years as an estate tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service, where she examined federal estate and gift tax returns and ensured compliance with tax law. Her previous experience also includes work as an accountant and as a lawyer in private practice.

Sharon received a B.S. in Accounting (cum laude) and a J.D. (with honors) from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Sharon is a registered CPA in Arkansas and is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Tennessee.

Sharon Winkler

Senior Vice President, Special Counsel & Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer

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Lou Anne Wolfson

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Lou Anne Wolfson joined Cumberland Trust in 2013. As Vice President and Senior Trust Officer, she is responsible for relationship management and account administration. Previously, Lou Anne served as Director of the State Advocacy Resource Center of the American Medical Association, where she represented the AMA before the highest levels of state political and medical organizations. Earlier in her career, Lou Anne worked in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office in Chicago as an Assistant State’s Attorney and Prosecutor in the Appellate Division and then in the Abuse and Neglect Division of Juvenile Court. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Lou Anne earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL where she majored in Economics. She was awarded her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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Lou Anne Wolfson

Vice President & Senior Trust Officer

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Donna Wooden

Specialty: Estate Administration
Location: Nashville

Donna Wooden brings an extensive background in customer support, project coordination, and office administration to the estate team. As a trust administrator, Donna collaborates with legal, financial, and tax professionals to ensure all aspects of an estate are given careful attention. She supports the estate administration team, providing care and attention to estate and post-mortem trust clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, she worked in telecommunications and has previous experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and taxes.

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Donna Wooden

Trust Administrator

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Michael Young

Specialty: Personal Trust Administration
Location: Nashville

Michael Young joined Cumberland Trust as a Trust Administrator in 2021. In this role, Michael works with the personal trust administration team to support individuals and families, along with their financial, legal, and tax advisors. Michael focuses on being responsive, attentive, and understanding in order to build relationships with the clients and families he serves.

Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Michael received a J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kentucky. While attending law school, he worked as a law clerk with Clayton R. Hume, PLLC in the practice areas of corporate and business law and estate planning. He also served as a Compliance Extern for Signature Healthcare.

Michael holds a B.S in Finance with a Minor in Economics from the University of Kentucky. He also participated in the Global Scholars Program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

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Michael Young

Trust Administrator