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Our Leadership Team at Regions Asset Management

Alan McKnight

S. Alan McKnight, Jr., CFA®

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. McKnight joined Regions Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer in March of 2015. In this role Mr. McKnight oversees the Asset Management group’s portfolio design, implementation, and asset allocation processes. In addition, he oversees third party manager research and proprietary investment strategy for the firm. Mr. McKnight serves as Chair of the Asset Management Working Group, Investment Working Group, and sits on the Wealth Management Business Risk Committee.

Mr. McKnight’s industry experience began in October of 1995. He comes to the firm from SunTrust Bank where he was Managing Director and head of Institutional Investments. He began his career as a sell-side analyst with Wachovia Securities covering the specialty retailing sector and later served as large-cap growth portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley. Throughout his career, Mr. McKnight has taken on increasing responsibilities, including being named Chief Investment Officer of SunTrust Institutional Investment Advisors, LLC. He also served as a partner and Director of Global Investment Strategy at Balentine, LLC, managing asset allocation strategies and supervising the firm’s manager due diligence and selection efforts. Mr. McKnight is a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Donald Korn

Donald W. Korn

Senior Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management Group

Mr. Korn joined the firm in May 2002 and currently serves as the Director of Portfolio Management. In this role, he is responsible for the direct management of the Investment Portfolio Managers serving the firm’s institutional and high-net worth clients. Mr. Korn is a member of the Investment Working Group and Asset Management Oversight Working Group. Prior to his role as the Director of Portfolio Management Group, Mr. Korn held various positions with Regions. He joined AmSouth as the Director of Endowment and Foundation Sales in 2002 and in 2003 assumed the position of head of Institutional Sales.  In 2006 his position was expanded to also include the management of Institutional Client Services. After the AmSouth and Regions merger in 2006, Don was named Director of Institutional Trust. In 2009 he was named Director of Trust Sales and led the Personal and Institutional Trust sales teams.  His industry experience began in 1995.  Prior to joining Regions, from 1995-2002, Mr. Korn was Director of Endowment and Foundation Services for Bank One Investment Advisors, where he led Bank One's National Nonprofit Services Group. Mr. Korn received a B.S. in Management from Oakland University and a Master of Finance (with distinction) from Walsh College.

Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber, CFA®, CAIA

Senior Vice President, Director, Investment Research Group, Chief Market Strategist

Mr. Thurber joined Regions in June of 2005 and the Investment Research Group in February of 2012. Mr. Thurber is currently responsible for managing the Investment Research Group (IRG) and the due diligence process in support of Region’s open architecture investment platform. Mr. Thurber is a voting member of Regions Asset Management’s Investment Committee. Mr. Thurber was previously an equity analyst covering the financial services sector of the S&P 500 and assisted in the management of equity model portfolios with Regions Investment Management from January of 2006 through February of 2012. Mr. Thurber received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Alabama in 2003 and is a CFA® Charterholder and member of the CFA® Society of Alabama. Mr. Thurber also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Robin Brown

Robin Weise Brown

Senior Vice President, Director of Asset Management Strategy & Operations

Mrs. Brown joined the firm in July 2005. In her current role as Director of Asset Management Strategy & Operations, Mrs. Brown oversees a team of analysts responsible for Asset Management administration, sales support, marketing support, performance measurement, centralized trading, and strategy and development. Prior to August 2015, Robin was responsible for the management of the portfolio management sales support team. Prior to joining, from 2001-2005, Mrs. Brown worked at AIG Global Investment Group where she was a member of the RFP, Marketing, and Performance Measurement teams. From 1999 – 2001, Mrs. Brown was an International Sales Analyst and manager at Sumitomo Corporation of America. Mrs. Brown received a B.S. in International Trade and Marketing from the State University of New York-FIT.