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INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference Announces Michael Santoli as Keynote Speaker

Aug 13th, 2014


 INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference Announces Michael Santoli as Keynote Speaker

Nashville, Tenn. – The third INVEST Tennessee conference will feature Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist Michael Santoli as the conference’s keynote speaker on Sept. 18 in Nashville, Tenn.

As Senior Columnist at Yahoo! Finance, Michael Santoli writes analysis and commentary on the stock market, corporate news and the economy. He appears on “Hot Stock Minute” and other video programs on Yahoo! Finance, where he offers insights on the most important business stories of the day.

                  Santoli is an award-winning journalist who has covered the Wall Street beat for 20 years, including 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for Barron’s magazine. He is a regular on-air contributor to CNBC and is a frequent guest on other cable and broadcast news programs.

“Michael Santoli has great market insight and an entertaining ability to explain the machinations of Wall Street – whether it’s in response to market and economic trends or to unexpected geopolitical events,” said Terry McWilliams, chairman of INVEST Tennessee. “We welcome Michael to Nashville and look forward to his analysis.”

Prior to his work with Yahoo! Finance, Santoli worked for Dow Jones & Company, starting in 1993 as a reporter for the Dow Jones news service, which covered the securities industry. Mr. Santoli received two Dow Jones Newswires Awards for his distinguished real-time journalism.

Set to take place at Nashville’s Music City Center, the INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference connects money managers, analysts and institutional investors seeking potential investment opportunities with Tennessee-based executives who use the forum to highlight their companies.

The conference opens with an Executive Roundtable moderated by the University of Tennessee’s Phil Daves, who will lead a lively interaction among senior executives discussing investment, economic, political and social issues facing Tennessee business.

The INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference debuted in 2010 and has featured some of Tennessee’s biggest corporate names, including Fortune 500 companies FedEx Corporation, Tractor Supply, International Paper and AutoZone.  It provides information about performance and growth plans of Tennessee public companies from a variety of industry sectors, market capitalizations and trading characteristics.

The latest Tennessee public company joining the presentation lineup is National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI). In addition, special presenters include Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson and privately held arGentis Pharmaceuticals.  INVEST Tennessee is held in partnership with Tennessee professional groups whose members analyze stocks and manage investments.  Investment community members may attend as conference guests, and can register at www.invest-tn.com/registration.html using the code INVTN0918PR (registrations are subject to verification). Business professionals may attend for $99. For the latest information, visit the website at www.invest-tn.com.

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Contacts: Media and corporate participation: Terry McWilliams, chairman, INVEST TN, 615.290.5636 or terrym@mozaicir.com. Investment community: John Wilenski, president, CFA Society of Nashville, wilenskij@yahoo.com;  Underwriting sponsors: John Thurman, senior vice president, PNC Bank, john.thurman@pnc.com, 502-581-4969  and Dwayne Dillard, audit partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, 615.360.5582, dwayne.dillard@crowehorwath.com.