Our Team


Bruce T. Brown
Registered Principal

Bruce has been involved in the financial services industry since 1994.  He received his Bachelor's Degree from NC State University with a concentration in Business Administration in 1975 and received his Master's Degree from Western Kentucky University in 1979.  He is a 20-year veteran of the Army and a retired Lieutenant Colonel.  Bruce has his NC Insurance Life and Disability licenses.  He also holds FINRA series licenses 6, 7, 22, 24, 63, and 65.  Bruce and his wife, Susie, reside in Fayetteville.  Bruce is active in the community both in his church, Hay Street United Methodist, and in the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club. 

Karen B. Tisdale           Partner
Registered Principal                                         

Karen has been involved in the financial services industry since 2007.  She received her Bachelor's Degree from East Carolina University in 2002.  She is a former teacher and is enjoying her continued career in the field of education with money as her new subject matter.  Karen has her NC Insurance Life, Disability, and Long Term Care licenses.  She also holds FINRA series licenses 7, 24, 63, and 66.  Karen and her husband, David, reside in Fayetteville with their three children, Dawson, Jackson, and Callie.  Karen is active in the community, at her children's schools, and with local arts organizations.

Candace H. Coleman (Office Manager):

Candace has been involved in the financial services industry since 2013.  She has her NC Insurance Life, Disability, and Long Term Care licenses. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Campbell University in 2004.  Candace and her husband, Benjamin, reside in Roseboro with their two sons, Joseph and Isaac. 

Carol D. Hussey (Administrative Assistant):

​Carol has been involved in the financial services industry since 2008.  Carol, and her husband, Mike, reside in Stedman with their youngest son, Kory.  They are also very proud of their son, Kyle, who has graduated from the University of North Carolina Pembroke majoring in Elementary Education on academic scholarship.  Carol is very active in her church, Stedman Baptist, and she is a true "soccer mom" traveling all over North Carolina.

Heather R. Solley (Administrative Assistant):

Heather was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  She has her NC Life, Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance licenses. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  Her husband, Michael, is active duty military.  They have three children: Havyn, Harmony, and Jacob.

The Brown & Associates staff completed the Stewards of Children Training through the local Child Advocacy Center on July 22, 2014. This training is designed to educate adults on the signs and awareness of child sexual abuse. Brown & Associates is an advocate of children and is also a corporate benefactor of the Cumberland County Child Advocacy Center.

All information herein has been prepared solely for informational purposes, and it is not an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any security or instrument or to participate in any particular trading strategy.
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