Gary England has spent most of his career in the financial services industry in a variety of legal roles, including Chief Legal Counsel, General Counsel, Senior Counsel, and Litigation Manager. He is a highly respected legal professional who has also been Director of Human Resources and Employment Counsel, combining his legal skills with a great understanding of labor relations issues.
Most recently, Gary was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for nearly 14 years, with J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC (Hilliard Lyons) in Louisville, KY. In that role, Gary managed the Legal Department, overseeing all legal related matters involving the dually-registered broker-dealer, its municipal adviser and Hilliard Lyons Trust Company. He also managed Human Resources, Learning & Development, Corporate Communications and Administrative Services. Gary also served as Corporate Secretary for the Firm, handling complex private holding company and subsidiary organizational issues.
In earlier roles, Gary was Director of Human Resources and Employment Counsel with Raymond James Financial, and held several Senior positions at Barnett Banks, Inc., including Litigation Manager, Employment Counsel, Director of Human Resources for the Atlanta Region, and Human Resources Compliance Officer for more than 12 years.
Gary also served as Legal Counsel for commercial firms, including Business Intelligence Solutions Group, Inc., a start-up HR management software and consulting company, and Florida Progress Corporation (now Duke Energy).
Gary holds his law degree from The Cumberland School of Law Of Samford University, Birmingham, AL. He has an M.A. in Manpower Economics, Industrial Relations & Organizational Behavior, along with his B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.