Trust Investment Advisors

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Larry K. Pitts

Chief Investment Officer

Larry founded Trust Investment Advisors (TIA) in 1987.  In addition, Larry serves as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager.  Previously, he served as Senior Executive Vice President of American Fletcher National Bank and Trust Company (AFNB).  During his 25 year career at AFNB, he served as Chairman of the Bank Investment Committee, Chairman of the Bank Trust Investment Committee, Chief Trust Officer, Chief Investment Officer as well as other executive positions.  He led an investment team that achieved national recognition for their fixed income investment record.

Larry  holds a Graduate Degree in Trust Investments from the American Institute of Banking. He received his BS in Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Indiana State University.

He is a member and was president of the Indianapolis Bond Club and was a member and chairman of the Indiana State Trust Committee.

G. Michael Prugh, CPA

Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer

Mike joined TIA in 1992 and, in addition, serves as the Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee.  Previously, he served as First Vice President of Ryan Beck & Company where he provided consulting and financial analysis for clients in the financial services industry.   He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First National Bank of Logansport and was Chairman of the Asset Liability Committee.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Indiana Society of CPAs and the Indianapolis Bond Club.

Mike graduated from Miami University, Ohio with a BS Degree in Business Administration.  He received a Master of Business degree from Indiana University and has a graduate degree in Banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Visit TIA's Team Profiles page for an in-depth view.

Jon Atkins, TIA Chief Compliance Officer

Jonathan M. Atkins

Vice President
Chief Compliance Officer

Jon joined TIA in 2011 and serves on the Investment Policy Committee.  After 2 years of service in the US Army, Jon was an audit supervisor with Ernst & Ernst (currently Ernst & Young) where he received his CPA designation.  Subsequently, he was the assistant treasurer and controller and later an account representative with City Securities Corporation.  While at A. G. Edwards & Sons he was the assistant branch manager and a designated BOM.  He co-founded Indiana Merchant Banking & Brokerage Company where he served as Secretary/Treasurer, Financial and Operations Principal (FINOP),and Registered Options Principal (ROP).  In addition, he was the assistant controller of a closely-held nationally exposed company making frozen desserts and the controller of an Indianapolis IT company.

Jon graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BS in Economics degree.

Dawn Slaughter, TIA Manager of Equity Trading

Jessica E. Carson

Assistant Vice President
Client Services Manager

Jessica has served in this position since 2002.  Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to the Head of the Audit Division of Arthur Anderson.  In addition, she served as Senior Secretary of Internal Audit and as Security Administration Specialist at Golden Rule Insurance.

Jessica is the contact person to assist clients in establishing an account, completing agreements and necessary contracts,  personal account withdrawals and/or deposits,  IRA RMD’s as well as account related questions.  She is the primary link to our account custodians.

Jessica received her BS degree in Human Resources and Business Management from Indiana University.

Jessica Carson, TIA Manager of Client Services

Dawn E. Slaughter

Assistant Vice President
Manager of Equity and Call Options Trading

Dawn became associated with TIA in 1990.  Previously, she worked as an Administrative Officer at the Chicago investment advisor firm of Chauner, Graver & Associates  and subsequently joined American Fletcher National Bank & Trust Company where she was a Senior Investment Associate.  Dawn is a key member of the Covered Call Option team.

Dawn received a BS degree in Social Services from Taylor University.

Visit TIA's Team Profiles page for an in-depth view.


Ron Delay, TIA Investment Advisor Representative

J. Ron DeLay

Senior Vice President
Manager of Preferred Securities
Member, Investment Policy Committee

Prior to joining TIA in 2012, Ron spent 15 years in the mortgage industry where he was President of Common Cents Mortgage Company subsequent to being Vice President of Indiana Mortgage Funding where he specialized in residential mortgages.  He was the past director of the Indiana Mortgage Brokers Association.  Prior to entering the mortgage banking busines he managed the family farm in Central Iowa.

Ron earned his BBA in Finance and BS in Economics degrees from Iowa State University.

Tom McAllister, TIA Investment Advisor Representative

Thomas J. McAllister, CFP

Investment Advisor Representative
Member, Investment Policy Committee

Tom is the President of McAllister Financial Planning,  the Executive Vice President of the Morris Group, Inc. (an investment advisory firm) and formerly was President of KRK (an investment banking firm).  Tom was an account executive with Merrill, Lynch prior to being the founding Indiana office manager for Robert W. Baird & Co.

He became the first Certified Financial Planner in central Indiana and one of the first 700 in the world.  Tom is a co-founder and past president of the Central Indiana Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Tom received a BA in Psychology degree from the International College at Los Angeles.