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Tom Coulter


My Meridian: I understand that financial security impacts my family in many ways ~ including how and when I get to spend time with them. I personally use the same investing principles that Meridian Trust’s clients use. Financial security is a top priority for us all. For me, financial peace of mind means time spent with family and friends without worrying about the volatility of the financial markets.

Tom W. Coulter, CPA
President

Tom is the President and a founder of Meridian Trust. Tom graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in accounting with honors, in 1978. Tom previously worked for the international accounting firm, Deloitte. He later joined the financial medical advising firm, FIS Associates, before founding Meridian Trust in 1997. Tom has worked extensively in retirement planning, taxation, estate and financial planning and investment management. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA). Tom is also credentialed as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) by the AICPA.

Tom is one of six children. Today that extended family (counting in-laws, nieces, nephews, and children of nieces & nephews) numbers over seventy. Tom is married to Mindy Meredith Coulter. Mindy grew up in Johnson City, TN and graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia with a BA degree in economics. Mindy worked as a computer programmer analyst before she served as a community volunteer and mother caring for their four children. Mindy is the founder and director of the Knoxville Chapter of The National League of Junior Cotillions and has taught thousands of young Knoxvillians etiquette, character, ethics, and social dance.

Tom and Mindy have four beautiful children: Meredith, William, and Davis are all presently enrolled in college or graduate school. Their eldest son, John Michael, is married to Ashley Robins Coulter. John Michael is a dental resident at the UT Medical Center Knoxville while Ashley works as a dietician at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute.

tcoulter@trustmeridian.com