As President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Trust, Sam is responsible for the firm’s strategic development and the ongoing execution of client service excellence consistent with the firm’s mission. He is one of Diversified Trust’s founding shareholders and has served on the Board of Directors since its inception. Sam held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer prior to becoming CEO in 2011. Prior to co-founding Diversified Trust, Sam was a member of Ernst & Young’s management consulting group and also formerly served as a Vice President in the trust division of First Tennessee Bank.
Sam serves on the Board of Trustees of Memphis University School where he served as board chair for seven years, and as a Trustee of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He also serves as a member of the President’s Council for The University of Tennessee. Sam is a past president of the Memphis Estate Planning Council, a Masters alumnus of The Leadership Academy of Memphis, and previously served on the Memphis Regional Advisory Board of Teach for America where he was a charter board member. Sam received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. He also graduated with honors from the ABA Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and from the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School.