Dudley Pritchard, a native of West Memphis, Arkansas, finished college at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, with a degree in Marketing and Sales Management in 1969. Following college, he began his financial career as a National Bank Examiner, stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the United States Treasury Department.
Following this seven year stint, he became a Vice President at First American Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee, where he set up, planned and supervised the overall loan review process statewide. After First American's purchase of First National Bank of Jackson in early 1982, Dudley moved to Jackson as Senior Vice President and Senior Credit officer. After two years in that position, Dudley was promoted to Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, responsible for the entire lending function of the bank. During this five-year period, loans grew over fifty-six percent under his guidance and management. In 1989, Dudley left First American to become President of a local bank --The Bank of Madison County.
In 1993, Mr. Pritchard set out on his own as he started Pritchard & Associates, a diversified financial services firm. Mr. Pritchard had long wanted to be in business for himself and wanted to get back into an environment where the financial services skills he had learned over twenty five years could be put to use helping people. Pritchard & Associates specializes in retirement counseling for businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on long-term planning. Dudley has worked with numerous businesses and individuals on designing and implementing retirement plans that help build, project, and distribute assets.
In 2003, Pritchard & Associates began a strategic alliance with The Bank of Milan, Milan, Tennessee, in order to provide non-traditional banking products and services to the bank's clients. From January, 2004 until February, 2010, Mr. Pritchard was associated with First Tennessee Brokerage, as his broker dealer, and First Tennessee Bank, serving in varied roles as a Registered Representative and Senior Lending Officer, while also maintaining Pritchard & Associates.
Mr. Pritchard is now a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with NFP Advisor Services, LLC, out of Austin, Texas.