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Meet our Investment Team:

  • R. Christopher Meng - Senior Vice President, Investments Manager
  • Jeffrey S. Thomison - Senior Vice President, Senior Equity Manager & Strategist
  • E. Barrett Coleman - Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Tammy R. Provost - Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Andrew Windsor - Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Sumer Miller - Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Derek Stivers - Portfolio Manager
  • Cade King - Investment Analyst

  • Chris Meng, Senior Vice President and Investment Manager of Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management

    R. Christopher Meng, CFA®

    Senior Vice President
    Investments Manager
    859.389.5300

    Chris began his career with CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management 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. 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. He is currently a Board Member of the Lexington Ballet Company.

    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, traveling, and culinary experiences.

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    Jeffrey thomison, vice president and senior equity manager strategist for community trust wealthmanagement

    Jeffrey S. Thomison, CFA®

    Senior Vice President
    Senior Equity Manager & Strategist
    859.389.5300

    Jeff joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2018. As Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Manager and Strategist, he is responsible for managing the overall equity strategy, including assessing market trends and analyzing individual securities and funds. 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 also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

    Jeff grew up in Madisonville, KY and currently resides in Nicholasville, KY. 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 adult children.

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    Headshot of employee Barrett Coleman in a navy blazer in park with rocks, water and green trees.

    E. Barrett Coleman

    Vice President
    Portfolio Manager
    859.389.5300

    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 over 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. In addition to spending time discovering new foods, he enjoys traveling and playing pickleball.

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    Tammy Provost, Vice President and Portfolio Manager

    Tammy R. Provost

    Vice President
    Portfolio Manager
    859.389.5300

    Tammy began her career with CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team in 2000. As Vice President, Portfolio Manager, she is responsible for the research and selection of municipal securities, investment process and management. Tammy has been in the investment industry for over 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 at Biz Town and in local schools where she teaches seventh graders financial literacy. She also sings in the choir at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church.

    Tammy lives in Lexington, KY. She is married and is a passionate UK basketball and football fan. She enjoys participating in 5/10ks, traveling, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.

    Click here to learn more about our Fixed income Philosophy.


    Andrew Windsor, Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management

    Andrew Windsor, CFA®

    Vice President
    Portfolio Manager
    859.389.5300

    Andrew joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management team in 2019. In his current role, Andrew is responsible for the research and selection of mutual funds, ETFs and individual securities, contributing to the overall direction of the investment department, and communicating the investment strategy and results to clients.

    Andrew has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining WTM, he was a Retirement Investment Consultant at Unified Trust Company. Andrew also has experience as a Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Officer, and Investment Analyst.

    Andrew earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Acadia University located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2006.

    Andrew is originally from Southern Ontario, Canada and moved to the United States in 1998. He currently resides in Lexington, KY. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys traveling, going to the lake, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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    Sumer Miller, Investment Analyst and Trader

    Sumer Miller, CFA®

    Assistant Vice President
    Portfolio Manager
    859.389.5300

    Sumer joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2018 as an Investment Analyst and trader and was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager in 2020. In her role, Sumer is responsible for the research and selection of equity securities, contributing to the development of equity strategies and managing individual client portfolios.

    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 and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

    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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    Derek Stivers, Portfolio Manager

    Derek Stivers

    Portfolio Manager
    859.389.5300

    Derek joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2021 as a Portfolio Manager. In his role, Derek is responsible for providing valuable trading support to both equity and fixed income teams, as well as assist in key account management functions. He also serves on our Trust Investment Committee.

    Derek graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

    Prior to joining WTM, Derek worked in the banking industry for PNC Financial services as well as a certified financial representative for Northwestern Mutual.

    Derek is originally from Shelbyville, KY. He enjoys playing tennis, camping, and spending time with family. He loves giving back and volunteering locally for programs such as Donate Life American and Tree of Hope.

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    Cade King, Investment Analyst

    Cade King

    Investment Analyst
    859.389.5300

    Cade joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2022 as an Investment Analyst. In his role, Cade is responsible for assisting the senior investment manager with asset and portfolio management, offers in-depth analysis on fixed income investments, offers suggestions and insight to managers on possible opportunities, lead ad hoc projects as needed, maintain compliance with organizational procedures and governmental regulations. He also serves on our Trust Investment Committee.

    Cade graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Kentucky with a dual B.S. degree in Finance and Economics.

    Prior to joining WTM, Cade worked as a cost accountant at Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings.

    Cade is originally from Burlington, IL. He is a huge Cubs fan and enjoys woodworking and painting in his free time, as well as writing and reading on topics such as philosophy, history, and psychology. Cade is also a volunteer/mentor at Breckenridge Elementary.

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