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Welcome to McKnight

A Warm Introduction

A Warm Introduction

Welcome to McKnight! Our Passion is helping our clients achieve their greatest potential for success. 

If you are viewing this page, it means someone that we mutually respect and trust has suggested for you to "check us out". They have found McKnight to be of value to them in one way or another and because of that, they want to share this introduction with you. We hope we will become a valuable resource to you and your family as well. 

Please keep scrolling to learn more about McKnight Advisory Group, and then reach out to us to schedule your initial appointment with one of our advisors.

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Our Core Values

Our Core Values

At McKnight Advisory Group, our core values are the foundation for how we do business. A few years ago we went through a process with our team to select the words we felt best described our fundamental belief in taking care of our clients.

Everyday we are committed to being Respectful, Inspired, Gracious, Honest, and Thorough. We hold ourselves and each other to these standards. 

We invite you to join us for a one-on-one consultation so that we may demonstrate these Core Values to you, and in turn learn yours.

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Our Proactive Proven Process

Our Proactive Proven Process

Our business is built on decades of thoughtful client relationships. The importance of these relationships is why we implemented a proactive proven process many years ago, allowing us to best serve our clients and their families. 

We first start with getting to know what is most important to you. We will ask you key questions so that we understand your goals and priorities. Then we share our process and resource guide, followed by recommendations for you to implement that align with your agenda to help you reach your greatest potential for success. Lastly, we continue following our proactive proven process each year to stay on top of your plan and goals.

Call our office at 615-895-8574 to get started in McKnight's Proactive Proven Process. 

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Financial Services

Financial Services

No matter where you are in your planning stage - building your savings, changing careers, or ready for retirement, we will meet you where you are and implement a collaborative plan to set you towards your goals. Click the link below to learn more about our Investment and Retirement Solutions.
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Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

McKnight's Employee Benefits segment offers a something unique - our "Benefits Valet". This is a Menu of Services and Resources designed to help employers navigate the complexities of Employee Benefits management and give them their greatest potential for success.
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Medicare & Insurance

Medicare & Insurance

We believe that insurance plays a foundational role in protecting savings and your family in the case of a chronic illness or unexpected medical event. McKnight offers advisory services and insurance products to guide you through life’s expected and unexpected events.
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401(k) & 403(b) Plans

401(k) & 403(b) Plans

McKnight provides valuable support to employers who offer retirement plans to their employees. Retirement plan members receive the following unique menu of services including a Risk Tolerance Analysis, Asset Allocation, and an annual Collaborative Planning meeting.
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Meet Our Team

Edwin A. McKnight, LUTCF, ChFC®

Investment Advisor Representative

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Edwin began his insurance career in 1985, with licenses for Life, Health, Property and Casualty. Edwin has increased his effectiveness and knowledge through studies with the American College and in 2014 was awarded the ChFC®...

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Edna H. McKnight, R.N.

Director of Compliance and Case Management

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Edna is a registered nurse. She received her nursing degree from MTSU. Edna grew up in the Lascassas area of Rutherford county. Along with her husband, Edwin McKnight, she co-founded McKnight Insurance Group, now McKnight Advisory...

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Hillary Broome

Medicare Solutions Advisor

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Hillary Broome hails from New Smyrna Beach, Florida and was a minister and missionary in Tennessee and Georgia for over 30 years. After making a career shift, Hillary started his work at McKnight Advisory Group in October of 2013...

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Samantha Jackson, (REBC®)

Benefits Client and Public Relations Specialist

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Before joining the McKnight team in 2015, Samantha Jackson was an Office Manager for 5 years and brings experience with database management, Microsoft Office, and customer support to her current role as Benefits and Public Relations...

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Lindsi Solomon

Client and Public Relations Manager

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Lindsi Solomon is McKnight’s Client and Public Relations Manager. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, she has a passion for building relationship with clients and bringing educational events to the community of Rutherford County.

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Donna Lowe

Financial Services Administrative Specialist

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Donna brings a successful 30-year career working in the life insurance industry with Life of Georgia and American General Insurance companies. After losing 2 jobs to downsizing by International companies, Donna wanted to find a job...

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Retha Swanson

Financial Services Administrative Specialist

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Retha is originally from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, but has called Murfreesboro home for over 30 years. Prior to establishing permanent residency, Murfreesboro was her home away from home for a few years as she worked her way through...

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Dominic Cespino

Private Wealth and 401(k) Specialist

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Dominic Cespino graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. He worked in Human Resources for 18 years before he decided to pursue a career in Financial Services. He obtained his Series...

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Michele Estrada

Operations Specialist

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Michele is a Michigan native and moved to Knoxville 20 years ago with her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Marissa. Her and her husband have recently moved here to Murfreesboro to be closer to their daughter, who is a Graduate...

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Paul Binkley

Medicare Solutions Advisor

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Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree from MTSU. He worked in Agriculture Industry for over 45 years learning Leadership, Customer Service, and Management skills. He is married to Donna Binkley and has three children and five...
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Christy Wilson

Financial Advisor

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Originally from Greenville, AL and growing up on a farm; I first learned to drive a tractor and learned the importance of hard work. Because I was taught to save money but never how to make my money grow; my passion in my 20+ years in...

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Sydney Casteel

First Impressions Associate

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Sydney Casteel is McKnight First Impressions Associate. She was born and raised in Shelbyville, TN with her grandparents, parents, and siblings. She graduated from Middle TN State University in 2018 with a degree in Global Studies and...
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