Jud Ferguson is the Director of Research for Barnett & Company. He has over 40 years of experience covering all facets of the financial industry. He leads the research team to prepare detailed analytical reports, in which they examine public records of securities of companies and industries to make recommendations at the weekly investment committee meetings with the Barnett & Company investment team. Jud is a CFA® charterholder since 1979, is Treasurer of the CFA Society of East Tennessee, and is also a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga. He served in the Air Force receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Captain. Jud is a member of the Signal Crest United Methodist Church, and in his spare time is an avid reader. He is from Southbridge, MA, and resides in Signal Mountain, TN with his wife, Sara, and their dog, Henry. Jud received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Rutgers University, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University at Montgomery.