Who We Are

At Financial Partners of TN, we recognize that financial planning is a process, not a product. It is a process that involves discovering your goals and developing a plan to pursue those goals. As your independent consultants, we provide you with objective investment advice and access to products from a wide variety of investment companies.

Strategic Alliances

Several financial institutions in East Tennessee have entrusted us with providing financial advice to their valued customers. We are the exclusive Investment Consultants for the customers of UT Federal Credit UnionUBank and Peoples Bank of the South.

John Fawaz

CFP®, ChFC®

John Fawaz graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a Financial Planner for over 20 years. John is a CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant.

  • Past President of the East TN Financial Planning Association
  • Completed East Tennessee Regional Leadership Program
  • Leadership Knoxville Class 2010 and former Board Member
  • Frequent guest speaker on WATE’s (ABC affiliate)
  • Educator at University of Tennessee non-credit program
  • Former Knox Heritage Board Member
  • The University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates August 2015- August 2018
  • Member of the Knoxville Estate Planning Council

Gail Hatfield

LPL Registered Sales Assistant

Gail Hatfield is originally from West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Business Administration specialized in Finance. She joined the team in 2017 and has expanded in her role in assisting with financial plans, coordinating events, and ensuring compliance standards. In her free time she enjoys traveling, sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.

Sherry Whitt

Operations Manager

Sherry Whitt joined Financial Partners of TN LLC in 2002 to provide operational support to John Fawaz. Previously, Sherry worked for BlueCross BlueShield of TN for over 10 years. It is her goal to keep the office organized, prioritized, and less stressful. Originally from Alabama, she moved to Knoxville in 1991. She is married and has two children.

Rick Moore

LPL Registered Sales Assistant

Rick Moore has spent the last 10 years working in the financial services industry. He specializes in providing administrative support to advisors that are planning for individuals and business owners. As a Jefferson County native and University of Tennessee graduate, Rick has deep ties to east Tennessee. He and his wife Michelle enjoy farm life, road trips to out of the way places, and antiquing.