Investment Team Bios

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R. Christopher Meng, CFA®
Senior Vice President
Investments Manager

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Chris began his career with CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management (WTM) team in 2009. As Senior Vice President and Investments Manager, he is responsible for the oversight of our Investment department. Chris has over 30 years of investment experience that he has developed through working at Cincinnati Asset Management, Carillon Advisors and Pacholder Associates, which are all located in Cincinnati, OH. Chris graduated Cum Laude from Marietta College with a B.A. in finance. In 1988, he graduated from The Ohio State University's MBA program and in 1996, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chris is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana where he holds an annual fundraiser called the Trivia Bowl.
Chris grew up in Northport, NY and moved to Lexington in 2009. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three daughters.
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Kirk Schmitt, CFA®
Senior Vice President
Senior Equity Manager and Strategist

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Kirk joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team in 2014. As Senior Vice President, Senior Equity Manager and Strategist, he is responsible for analyzing individual common stocks, mutual funds and fixed income securities in order to support and manage the investment process for CTIC. Kirk has been in the investment industry for 26 years. Prior to joining WTM, he was a co-portfolio manager of Victory Special Fund for Victory Capital Management, a subsidiary for Key Bank in Cleveland, OH.
Kirk graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in finance. He earned his M.B.A. at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in finance. In 2004, Kirk earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Kirk recently received a certificate from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association for the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments.
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E. Barrett Coleman
Vice President
Portfolio Manager

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Barrett is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team. In his current role, Barrett is responsible for the research and selection of fixed income securities, contributing to the development of fixed income strategies, and managing individual client portfolios with an emphasis on institutions.
Barrett has worked in the banking and financial services industry for 15 years beginning with Community Trust Bank in 2003 and then joining CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team in 2008.
He earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and his Master's in Business Administration from Morehead State University.
Barrett is originally from Pikeville, KY and currently resides in Lexington, KY. He enjoys traveling, participating in intramural sports, and outdoor activities.
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Tammy R. Provost
Vice President
Portfolio Manager

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Tammy began her career with CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team in 2000. As Vice President, Portfolio Manager, she is responsible for the investment process and management for CTIC. Tammy has been in the investment industry for 20 years. Prior to joining WTM, Tammy was an Asset Specialist with ABM Amro Bank in Chicago, IL. She also taught business in Russia for two years. Tammy earned her Master's of Science degree in economics from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor's of Science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Martin.
Tammy volunteers with Junior Achievement where she teaches seventh graders financial literacy. She also sings in the choir at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church and is a former Treasurer for Faith in Action: Elder Outreach.
Tammy lives in Lexington, KY. She is married and is a passionate UK basketball fan. She enjoys participating in 5/10ks, half marathons and taking her dog to the dog park.
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Cameron Adams
Portfolio Manager


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Cam joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2015 as an Equity Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2017. Cam's responsibilities include the research and selection of equity securities, contributing to the development of equity strategies and managing individual client portfolios. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in finance and economics.
Originally from Chicago, Cam has come back to his roots in the Bluegrass where his family has lived for five generations. He is a UK basketball fanatic and loves to hike, motorcycle, read, and play pool.
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Joseph Russell
Portfolio Manager


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Joe joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2015 as an Equity Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2017. As a key member of WTM's Investment team, Joe's responsibilities include the research and selection of equity securities, contributing to the development of equity strategies and managing individual client portfolios. Joe graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a Bachelor's of Science degree in business and a minor in business analytics.
Joe is an avid golfer and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He currently resides in Lexington, KY.
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Taylor Linville
Portfolio Manager


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Taylor joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2016 as a Fixed Income Analyst and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2017. Taylor's responsibilities include the research and selection of fixed income securities, contributing to the development of fixed income strategies and managing individual client portfolios. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY with a Bachelor's of Science degree in finance and a minor in economics. Prior to joining WTM, Taylor worked as a Financial Advisor for Quinn Financial Partners in Nashville, TN.
Taylor is originally from Lexington, KY and currently resides there today. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her dog, and being outdoors.
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