Barbara A. Parrish
My Meridian: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” This quote by John C. Maxwell is a benchmark for me. My desire is that the individuals that I work with truly feel that I care about them. I enjoy the relational component of assisting individuals with their financial planning.
Employee Benefits Manager
Barbara graduated from the University of Tennessee with honors with a degree in accounting June 8, 1973. She married her husband Doug the following day. The blessings of the next 40 years include two daughters and now two sons-in-law. Jennifer and Jason and Kimberly and Nathan have three children each of their own. These six grandchildren bring her great pride and joy.
Barbara has experience in income tax and financial statement preparation, financial planning and retirement plan administration. She has served as the treasurer of numerous organizations throughout her career including her church, PTA and the Knoxville Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. She has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Barbara has spent numerous hours volunteering her time as a budget counselor.
When she is not spending time with her family or traveling with friends, Barbara can be found volunteering in her church library or cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers.