Advisory Board

Lance Nail

Lance Nail, Ph.D., CFA, is the Dean of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Distinguished University Professor of Finance. He was appointed August 12, 2019.

Nail’s research interests include corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and insider trading. He has published over 50 articles, reviews and columns and made more than 100 presentations. Additionally, Nail edited a book on international corporate governance and served as managing editor of the Elsevier journal International Review of Financial Analysis where he remains on the editorial board.

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Doyle E. Jones

Doyle is an inactive CPA and a retired partner of Ernst & Young having worked in Management Consulting in the Memphis, Kansas City and Detroit offices in the United States. He also served as Director of Management Consulting for Continental Europe and as Director of Finance and Administration (CFO) of that practice.

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Mike Johnson

Michael is a Shareholder and Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Corporate Securities and Tax Practice Group. He has over 20 years of experience advising companies and their boards of directors in mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, private equity transactions, corporate governance issues, and intellectual property transfers. He represents clients on both the sale-side and buy-side of transactions, many of which involve middle market companies and deals ranging from $10 Million to $1 Billion.

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Steve Hewitt

As Senior VP of Sales at Assured Partners of Alabama, Steve Hewitt specializes in Risk Management and Alternative Risk Placement in the transportation, construction, and hospitality fields. For more than 25 years Steve has worked in the insurance industry; therefore, he possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. He graduated from Auburn University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration studying management specifically.

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