Posted October 1st, 2006

Meet New Sharpe Team Members

Tom Dyer is CEO of The Sharpe Group. He previously served as long-term legal counsel for Sharpe. With over 40 years of legal experience, Tom was formerly managing partner of the Memphis office of the law firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations and is presently board chairman of Crichton College and the Boys and Girls Club Foundation.

Tom is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations. He has authored numerous articles for legal and financial publications and has lectured at educational seminars. Tom earned his J.D. degree at the University of Tennessee.

Triena Stecks is joining The Sharpe Group as a senior vice president and consultant. An attorney, Triena most recently served as a senior vice president for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During her twenty-year tenure at St. Jude, she served as general counsel and investment advisor prior to successively serving as head of gift planning, head of direct marketing, and head of corporate funding.

She holds bachelor’s and J.D. degrees from the University of Memphis. Prior to her service at St. Jude, Triena practiced law and worked for four years in the Trust Division of a major bank.

John W. Jensen, CFP, is senior vice president and a consultant for The Sharpe Group based in the Washington, D.C. area. With over 35 years of nonprofit development experience, John works with charitable organizations and institutions in Washington, D.C. and across the country to design and implement effective charitable gift planning programs. He is a frequent speaker at national gatherings of gift planning professionals and has served as a columnist and on the editorial advisory board of a number of planned giving publications.

A Certified Financial Planner, John was formerly the development vice president at The Nature Conservancy and National Wildlife Federation. In both cases, he was responsible for major expansions of both its direct marketing and planned giving programs. He served four years in the Maine House of Representatives and was the founding chairman of Earth Share.

Kristin Croone has joined The Sharpe Group as a consultant. An attorney, Kristin most recently served as director of planned giving and legal counsel for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis for six years.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Case Western Reserve University Law School, Kristin was formerly a tax consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and practiced law with a Memphis firm specializing in tax and estate planning. She brings in-depth gift and tax planning experience to The Sharpe Group.

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