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George named Lipscomb's official financial planner

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Attending Lipscomb University has been a standing tradition for Jeremy George’s family, but he will admit that as he graduated from high school he had different plans than to be a Bison.

“My grandmother, my mother, my sister and brother all went to Lipscomb,” George said. “My family is deeply involved with Lipscomb.”

George is also heavily involved with Lipscomb, especially with the athletic program. He has been named the “Official Financial Planner” of Lipscomb Athletics due to his financial commitment to the program.

George is a Certified Financial Planner at Southwestern Investment Services, Inc., an independent firm, and he offers securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. He provides his clients with sound investment strategies that are designed to build and protect wealth through comprehensive financial planning. He joined the company in 2004, and his office is located at 354 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 102, in Franklin, Tenn..

His telephone number is 615-778-9863. His e-mail address is Jeremy.george@raymondjames.com.

George’s involvement with the athletic program stems from a passion his family shares for baseball. His father, Joe, retired after coaching for 37 years and is No. 2 in all-time wins in the state of Tennessee as the former coach at Marshall County High School.

“Baseball is in my blood,” George said.

So it is not surprising that baseball was the route George took to continue the Lipscomb family tradition.

George signed to play baseball at Columbia State. He redshirted a year and then played one season for the Chargers. After the season was over, George decided to transfer. Upon hearing this news, coach Mel Brown offered George a scholarship.

At Lipscomb George was a second baseman under Brown for one year and Wynn Fletcher for two years. George was the winner of the 2002 Ken Dugan award.

“The camaraderie of the dorm, moving in packs and eating together and working out together are my favorite memories,” George said. “To be honest, I rarely went anywhere by myself. I was always in a group.”

George has served on various athletic committees at Lipscomb. He has a strong belief in the philosophy of the athletic department. “Lipscomb has a rare opportunity to truly make a lasting impact on student’s lives,” George said. “While most students come to Lipscomb for a Christian education, there are also many student athletes who come simply to play sports.

“We had a player on our team who had no relationship with Jesus and most likely had never been to church before. He didn’t totally turn his life around while at Lipscomb, but I talked to him a few years after graduation and he told me that Lipscomb had changed his life. There is just something special about that place.”

George also met his late wife, the former Misty Ezell, while at Lipscomb. They have three beautiful children, Ella, Miles and Griffin.

George graduated from Lipscomb with a bachelor’s degree in Management-Finance with a minor in Economics.