One of our greatest assets is the knowledge and experience our instructors bring to our CFP Program here at Florida State University. All of our instructors are practicing Certified Financial Planners ® and hold additional licenses and/or degrees that support the specific topic they teach.
Bruce Hagan, CFP®
Bruce Hagan is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Communications. Bruce holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation; FINRA licenses 4, 7, 24, 51, and 66; and is licensed by the State of Florida as a life insurance and variable annuity agent.
Bruce has over 35 years in the securities industry and owns his own business. Along with his work as a Financial Advisor, he teaches Investment Planning for the FSU CFP Program.
Bruce enjoys fitness training, golf, and fishing.
Steve Halsell, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL®
Steve Halsell graduated from the Florida State University College of Business with degrees in Finance and Management. Steve is a Financial Planner with Prudential and holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation and is also a Chartered Financial Consultant®, Retirement Income Certified Professional®, and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living®.
Steve teaches Retirement Planning and has 15 years of experience in the field.
Steve is married and has two daughters. Most of his time away from the office is spent with his family or running. Steve enjoys competitive running and has run events ranging from a 5K to an ultramarathon.
Tom Harrison, Jr., CFP®, CPA
Tom Harrison received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University in 1996. He joined Lanigan & Associates, P.C. in 1997 and has been a Certified Financial Planner™ since 2002. Tom is also a Certified Public Accountant, CPA.
Tom teaches the Income Tax Planning course and has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Thomas University and Southwest Georgia Technical College. He has over 20 years of experience in the field.
Tom plays tennis and is the high school tennis coach at Brookwood School. He also does crossfit and enjoys inshore fishing.
Donna Jordan, CFP®, AIF®, CLU®, RHU®
Donna Jordan is a financial planning practitioner and investment advisor. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and four professional designations: Accredited Investment Fiduciary®; Chartered Life Underwriter®; Registered Health Underwriter®; and Certified Financial Planner™.
Donna has had over 30 years of experience in a broad range of financial services. She has also held several educational positions within her field of expertise and currently teaches both Introduction to Financial Planning and the Capstone course.
Donna enjoys being a spectator for hockey, baseball and football, supporting her local teams. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with family.
Joseph R. McNair, CFP®, JD, CPA
Joseph McNair received his MBA and Law degree from Georgia State University . He is a Certified Financial Planner™, an attorney licensed by both the Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, and a Certified Public Accountant.
Joseph teaches Estate Planning and has over 15 years of experience.
Joseph enjoys fishing the bays around Pensacola and the Gulf of Mexico, running, and competing in triathlons.
Gary Parsons, CFP®, CLU®
Gary Parsons is a graduate of Troy University in Alabama and holds the Certified Financial Planner™ and Chartered Life Underwriter® designations. He is a Financial Advisory with Waddell & Reed Inc.
Gary has over 30 years of experience in the field. Along with his work as a Financial Advisor, he teaches Insurance Planning for the FSU CFP Program and he writes a financial planning column for the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.
Gary has three sons and a grandson, of whom he is very proud. His hobbies include an appreciation for the arts, and athletic events including triathlons and endurance running. As anyone who knows Gary will tell you, he also has a wry sense of humor and an easy-going good-natured demeanor.