Stewart A. Thigpen is a Financial Institution Specialist with Steve H. Powell & Company. After graduating from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Stewart began his banking career in a community bank. After his start into banking, Stewart joined Steve H. Powell & Company in January of 2000. Stewart rapidly progressed with the company and fills many roles. He specializes in asset quality monitoring and review, due diligence assignments of all types and is also proficient in strategic planning. In addition to his other duties, Stewart also serves as a Director of Steve H. Powell & Company.
Outside of his role in the Company, Stewart currently serves as President Elect and member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Master 4-H Association. A native of Cochran, Georgia, Stewart currently resides in Statesboro, Georgia with his wife and two sons.
W. Brad Washburn is a director and Financial Institution Specialist for Steve H. Powell and Company, Statesboro, Georgia. As Managing Director of the Company’s compliance division, Brad fills various roles that include assisting with strategic planning, managing client relationships, and business development. He is responsible for the oversight of compliance division operations and fills a critical role in developing protocols for compliance reviews and staff training for new Financial Institution Specialists. Brad also serves as the managing editor of the Company’s quarterly regulatory compliance newsletter, The Compliance Pipeline.
Brad has served as a featured speaker and panel member for numerous banking trade group sponsored seminars and events related to regulatory compliance matters. He has served as an instructor for the GBA sponsored Georgia Banking School at the University of Georgia, and he has participated in banking programs with the Center for Excellence in Financial Services at Georgia Southern University.
Brad has a BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). Brad is originally from Macon, Georgia and currently resides in Statesboro, Georgia with his wife, son, and daughters.
Brian Alligood, CPA
Brian Alligood joined Steve H Powell & Company in 2004 after earning a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia. Brian also holds an Accounting degree from Georgia Southwestern State University. Through his role as a Financial Institution Specialist, Brian's focus is asset quality monitoring and due diligence reviews. Brian has been integral in the development of internal audit programs for several Steve H Powell & Company clients. Brian’s other roles within the company include CFO, IT manager, new employee development, and client relations.
Brian resides in Statesboro Georgia with his wife, daughter and son.
Jeremy Clifton, CRCM, CAMS
COO Compliance Division
Jeremy Clifton is a director and Financial Institution Specialist for Steve H. Powell and Company, Statesboro, Georgia. Jeremy assists the company with strategic planning, managing client relationships, and new employee development. He also helps to manage and contributes to the company’s quarterly compliance newsletter, The Compliance Pipeline.
Jeremy is currently serving a term as an associate member of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) Compliance Committee, which plays a crucial role in the planning of annual GBA professional development activities.
Jeremy has a BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). Originally from Millen, Georgia Jeremy currently resides in Statesboro, Georgia with his wife, son, and daughter.
Dave Wallace is a Financial Institution Specialist with Steve H. Powell & Company. Dave joined the company in 2005 after graduating from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. Dave also received a BBA in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2018.
Dave specializes in asset quality monitoring and due diligence reviews. Dave currently serves as the lead liaison for the company's largest loan review client, a $10+ billion institution. Responsibilities include review scheduling, staff training, and presentation of review findings with senior management.
Dave currently lives in Statesboro, GA with his wife and daughter.