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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 volatility of the financial markets.

Tom W. Coulter

Tom is President and a founder of Meridian Trust. Tom graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Accounting with honors in 1978. From there he went to work for 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 an inactive Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and a member of 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 their children) exceeds eighty members.

Tom is married to Mindy Meredith Coulter. Mindy grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee, and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a BA degree in economics. She worked as a computer programmer-analyst before serving as a community volunteer and caring mother to her four children. Mindy is also the founder and director of the National League of Junior Cotillions Knoxville Chapter, through which she has taught thousands of young Knoxvillians etiquette, character, ethics, and social dance.

Tom and Mindy spent quite a bit of time raising their four children. Their eldest son, John Michael, is married to Ashley Robins Coulter. John Michael practices family dentistry in Knoxville. His wife, Ashley, is a full-time mom to their two children, Grayson and Callie. Meredith is an OBGYN resident living in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband, Igor. William is a CPA employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta. Davis is presently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.