Investment Team Bios

Chris Meng, Senior Vice President of Investments for Community Trust and Investment Company.
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 is involved in fundraisers for many local charities.
Chris grew up in Northport, NY, raised his family in Cincinnati, OH, and moved to Lexington in 2009. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his three daughters.
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Jeffrey "Jeff" Thomison, Vice President and Senior Equity Manager and Strategist for Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management.
Jeffrey S. Thomison, CFA®
Vice President
Senior Equity Manager & Strategist

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Jeff joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in December 2018 as Vice President and Senior Equity Manager and Strategist. He is responsible for managing the overall equity strategy, including analyzing individual common stocks, mutual funds and fixed income securities. He also manages individual portfolios according to our clients’ objectives. Prior to joining WTM, Jeff was a Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Analyst at Hilliard Lyons in Louisville, KY.

With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Thomison has gained regional and national attention for his credentials. He has been featured in publications such as Ticker, BuySide, and Wall Street Transcript and has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He is also a 4-time winner of Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street national stock picking award.

Jeff graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in finance and a minor in mathematics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and also holds his Series 7, 16, 63, 65, 86, and 87 licenses.

Jeff grew up in Madisonville, KY, currently resides in Louisville, and plans to move to Lexington in 2019. He is actively involved in the community and enjoys supporting his favorite sports teams, visiting thoroughbred racetracks, and spending time with his wife and four children.

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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 Provost, Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Community Trust and Investment Company.
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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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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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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Sumer Miller, Investment Analyst and Trader for Community Trust and Investment Company.
Sumer Miller
Investment Analyst and Trader


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Sumer joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2018 as an Investment Analyst and Trader. She is responsible for executing equity and fixed income trades and analyzing securities. Sumer graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in business management. She also holds Master’s degrees in finance and oil and gas law from Texas Tech University and Robert Gordon University.

Prior to joining WTM, Sumer worked as a Commercial Credit Analyst at American Founders Bank in Louisville, KY and as an Investment Analyst at the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company in Austin, TX.

Sumer is originally from Southern California and currently resides in Lexington, KY. She enjoys riding horses, off-roading, hiking, and reading.

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