Steve Dunavant has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, and an additional two years in private accounting, with a focus in tax planning and consulting. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, pass-through taxation (partnerships), and business formations. Whether his client’s company is expanding into a different state or country, starting a new business or venture, or navigating complex financial arrangements, Steve reduces barriers for transactional execution by providing strategic tax planning and business solutions. Steve has a focus in the middle-market and works with diverse types of owners including private equity firms and family groups in various industries. He regularly speaks on the utilization of tax incentives, tax planning and strategy, and the Affordable Care Act.
Steve is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), was awarded the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement for Tax Planning and Advising Closely-Held Businesses, and maintains membership in AICPA and TSCPA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Christian Brothers University (CBU). Additionally, Steve serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at CBU, Chair of the Board for the American Music Society, and is one of the Executive Producers of the Sun Tribute Project benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Bryan is a Producer, Engineer, Professor & nationally touring Songwriter. As a Producer/Engineer, he has worked alongside Grammy Award-Winning & Nominated producers, engineers, musicians & artists, including: Tamera Saviano, Matt Ross-Spang, Luther Dickinson & Andy Hunt. He owns and operates Farmhouse Recording Studio in Moscow, TN. He is also an Avid Certified Instructor & a Professor of Music Production at Visible Music College in Memphis, TN.
As a performer, he has opened for Don McClean, Turnpike Troubadours, James McMurtry & Billy Joe Shaver. His last album, Farther Down the Line, reached #1 on the Airplay Direct Charts, as well as spending several weeks on the Americana Radio Charts.
He has served as the RAMS Executive Director for 4 years.
Two life-long passions – music and investing – provided the foundation for my professional pursuits. Prior to founding Century Wealth Management, I spent fifteen years in the music business collaborating with artists such as Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, REM, and Live, before retiring from this line of work in 2000.
Leveraging my experience managing my own investments, in 1999 I set out to build what is now Century Wealth Management. I’m driven by a passion to help clients navigate the opportunities and obstacles they face in managing their wealth.
Specialties: Century Wealth Management is a multi-family office serving as advisor, facilitator, and investment manager to select clients who are driven to achieve their greater family vision and to ensure their legacy.
Our mission is to inspire and empower families to live their ideals. We develop a deep understanding of each client and lead them through appropriate, personalized planning, as they experience the peace of mind that accompanies the professional stewardship of wealth.
Cindy has been the artistic director of the Levitt Shell since 2013 enjoying presenting a variety of performers to Memphis, TN. The venue offers over 50+ free shows a year to create community through music in the place where Elvis played his first paid concert in 1954. Cindy has also served as a music business professor at Visible Music College, artist manager, multiple roles with Folk Alliance International, and DittyTV. She currently serves on the boards for the Recording Academy, Memphis Export Music, Year for Memphis Music, and Roots & American Music Society. She loves music, people, coffee, music, and knows no strangers.
The wife of 37 years to Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., Pastor of The New Olivet Worship Center. They have three sons-Kenneth T. Whalum III, Solo Saxophonist, also Saxophonist with many Artists, including R&B Singer Maxwell, Ludacris. Jay-Z, P.Diddy, and Jill Scott; Kortland Kirk Whalum, Singer, recently, “Old Deuteronomy” in “CATS” Theatre Memphis, Tinman in the “Wiz” at Hattiloo Theater, lead role of “Radames” in Aida at Hattiloo Theater, and lead role of Walter Lee Younger (Sidney Poitier) in Raisin at Hattiloo Theater (2018). Instructor at Stax Music Academy; Kameron Timothy Whalum, a Trombone Player/Singer/Dancer with Bruno Mars.
Sheila is the Executive Director for the Whalum Center for Music Library at Visible Music College; She hosts “LOVETalk” with Sheila Whalum on Wednesdays at 12 noon on WVZM.org./Internet or I-phone, or Memphis Radio -100.3WVZM. She is the former President of Olivet Credit Union and former Deputy Director of Finance for City of Memphis Government.
Mrs. Sheila Whalum is a graduate of Leadership Memphis. She has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a minor in English from the University of Memphis.
Mrs. Sheila Whalum recently received the “Lifetime Achievement Living Award” from JUNETEENTH Urban Music Awards (June 13, 2019). Also, in 2019, the Whalum family received the “Spirit of Memphis Award” from Mayor Strickland and Memphis Tourism, Kevin Kane. She is a Community Advisory Board Member for Baptist Women’s Hospital; She is a member of the Rotary Club of Memphis and Co-Founder of BAMM (Bust-A-Move Monday), an initiative to support local small businesses. She participated in her 8th Marathon, mostly for St. Jude in December, 2018. She has authored (6) books; Why Love Doesn’t Last (2014) The Stimulus Package, Why Men Cheat (2011), Pretty Woman Too, The Truth about Jealousy Among Girls and Women (2007) and Destined to be a Preacher’s Wife (2001). Her first novel was released on February 2, 2019, “Don’t Walk Away, and her latest release – “Big Shot” My Mother Margaret was released on August 30, 2019. www.sheilawhalum.com.
Ms. Wright is the co-founder and CEO of Macro Solutions, an Information Technology Consulting Company focused on Enterprise Applications, Agile Solutions and Data Analytics. She founded Macro Solutions in 2000 in Washington, DC, and has grown the company from a small consulting practice to a leading provider of technology services to both the Public and Private sector. Macro Solutions was recently included in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Inc. 5000 list and was recognized by both Washington CEO Magazine and Bisnow for being one of the fastest growing companies in the Washington DC region. Amy Wright was also individually recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by both Georgetown University and Ernst and Young. In 2018 and 2019 Macro Solutions was recognized as a Top Work Place in the DC Metro are by The Washington Post.
In addition to Macro Solutions, Amy and her husband Ronnie, who are both avid musicians, launched DittyTV in 2014 in Memphis, TN. They decided to locate DittyTV in Memphis where Amy grew up, due to the rich musical heritage and creative spirit that exists in Memphis. DittyTV is a global web-based Americana/Roots music television network, similar to vintage MTV, and it broadcasts worldwide on platforms like AppleTV, Roku, Fire TV and Tivo, among others. DittyTV is also available on iPhone and Android Apps, and in 2019, DittyTV embarked on a nationwide radio offering. Since its launch, DittyTV has grown to over 5mil+ viewers each month.
Prior to starting Macro Solutions, Ms. Wright worked for The Application Support Company (TASC), where she served in a number of leadership roles in their Federal Business Practice. TASC was an information technology solutions company, providing end-to-end automated financial solutions to government and commercial clients. In addition to managing Macro Solutions, Ms. Wright also believes in giving back to the community. She recently served on the Alumni Board of Managers for the University of Virginia and the Board of Directors of DC BUILD, a non-profit entity dedicated to providing at-risk kids a path toward high-school graduation and college. She also currently serves on the Board for BRIDGES (an organization which unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation), and the Roots and American Music Society Board. Ms. Wright has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Dr. Ken Steorts (pronounced ‘storts’) is the founder and president of Visible Music College in Memphis, Tennessee and founding guitarist of the Grammy-nominated band Skillet. Ken left Skillet in 1999 to build Visible Music College, an accredited, bachelor degree granting institution of higher education in music, music production, and music business for artists, musicians, worship leaders, audio technicians, music business professionals, and ministry bands.
After having spent years leading and training worship teams and bands, earning a Master of Music in Composition and BFA in Commercial Music – Recording Technology at the University of Memphis, touring as a Dove Award-nominated songwriter/musician, and working in management as well as marketing within the music industry, Ken received his Doctorate in Sociological Research at Oxford Graduate School.
Ken also presides over Madison Line Records, a non-profit record label, which facilitates and supports regional music groups into the modern church and to the mainstream media through quality recordings, concert promotion, artist development, and internet marketing. Ken writes and performs with his three-piece modern rock band, “the beep”.
Ken is a 2013 Visionary Award winner, presented by the Downtown Memphis Commission and a 2016 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Community Service Award winner.
Ken is happily married to his wife Joy and they have two musical sons, Freedman and Skye.
Rusty Hensley began private law practice in 1982. From the beginning, his clients have primarily been closely held business owners. His practice primarily focuses on business transactions and private client services.
Mr. Hensley’s transactional practice centers on operating companies in a variety of industries and locations. Core clients generally range from early stage venture entities to middle market privately held businesses. He has a significant practice in the automotive industry, representing a number of automotive dealers throughout the country. His client and practice categories include but are not limited to the following:
Mr. Hensley was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 in the fields of Corporate Law as well as Mergers/Acquisitions Law for the fourteenth year. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations.