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Leadership

Our leadership team possesses decades of proven advisory experience, expertise and success in the financial industry to drive the attainment of goals for the Group and its financial adviser partners.

John C. Goodson

President

JOHN C. GOODSON — President

 

John Goodson brings decades of financial management success to Eudaimonia Group from early advisory experience with Edward Jones, to his role as senior vice president for Wachovia Securities, and as the founder and principal adviser of Goodson Wealth Management based in Middle Tennessee.

 

As an entrepreneur, Mr. Goodson developed and owns the premier gated community of Myers Point located in Sewanee, TN. He is past president and member of both the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club and Sewanee Business Alliance.

 

Mr. Goodson obtained his B.S. in business management from Louisiana State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Dallas.

Scott Poore, AIF,  AWMA,  APMA

Chief Investment Officer

Scott Poore, AIF®, AWMA®, APMA® — Chief Investment Officer

 

Expertise in strategy and financial planning are primary skills Scott Poore brings to the table for Eudaimonia Group. Mr. Poore’s twenty-two years of client success and impressive list of industry certifications contribute to the team’s value.

 

Prior to joining Eudaimonia in 2019, Mr. Poore served as director of investment services for B. Riley Wealth Management and held similar positions with Wunderlich Securities and Morgan Keegan.

 

Mr. Poore holds a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Tennessee and earned his M.B.A. in finance from Christian Brothers University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of TEN45, Inc. and a past member of the Board of Directors of JDRF of West Tennessee.

AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary)
AWMA® (Accredited Wealth Management Advisor)
APMA® (Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor)

 

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Nolan Hughes

Chief Compliance Officer

Nolan Hughes - Chief Compliance Officer

 

Nolan Hughes' fifteen-plus years of practice and knowledge in a wide range of compliance roles provides thoughtful, balanced solutions to each individual Adviser firm.

 

Prior to joining Eudaimonia, Mr. Hughes served as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for NewEdge Advisors. His background includes compliance capacities with Morgan Keegan and B Riley Wealth Management (formerly Wunderlich Securities), where he rose to Chief Compliance Officer for Investment Advisory Services.

 

Mr. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Mississippi. He holds Series 4, 24, 53, 66, and 7 regulatory licenses. 

Tonya D. Smith

Director of Operations

Tonya D. Smith - Director of Operations

 

As Eudaimonia Group's Director of Operations, Tonya Smith's functional understanding of complex financial platforms and processes is invaluable to Eudaimonia Group. Her expertise and efficiency have been developed over more than 35 years in financial services. Tonya's knowledge and determination to facilitate a well-run organization extends to both Home Office and Field operations, where she is a valuable resource for leadership and advisers alike.

 

Her varied financial services background includes work with Ascend Federal Credit Union, Edward Jones, First Union, Wachovia Securities and currently Goodson Wealth Management and Eudaimonia Group.

 

Tonya studied at Motlow State Community College and is proud to call Winchester, TN her home.

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