A life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Estate Planning Council of Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and served as Chairman of the Board for the local Financial Planning Association. Buddy also currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the Donelson/Hermitage Exchange Club. Buddy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He completed his education in the industry by obtaining the Chartered Life Underwriter through the American College, CFP designation through the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, and his Masters of Science in Financial Planning.  He has also received his Certified Long Term Care (CLTC) designation.