Steve Thornton

Steve Thornton


Phone: (256) 715-7715
Fax: (256) 715-7714

Steven C. Thornton - 29 years of investment experience

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Auburn University in 1986.  Immediately thereafter, he began his career caring for the investment needs of individuals and their businesses by joining the Trust Department of AmSouth Bank in Birmingham.  In 1987, he moved with the bank to Huntsville, earned the position of Trust Officer, and eventually assumed management of corporate retirement plan activities for the bank's Northern Region.

In 1989, Steve graduated from the Southern Trust School at Birmingham-Southern College, then joined the Huntsville office of Morgan Keegan & Company.  During his 22 years at Morgan Keegan, he served on the firm's Mutual Fund Advisory Committee, Annuity and Life Insurance Advisory Committee, and was a founding member of its Preferred Funds Advisory Committee.  Steve resigned from Morgan Keegan as Senior Vice President in 2011 to form Smith Thornton Advisors, LLC.  He is a current member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, National Association of Plan Advisors, and Wells Fargo's Retirement Plan Advisors Program.

Steve lives in Huntsville with his wife, Patti, and their daughter, Abby.  He currently serves on the Huntsville Sports Commission, the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, and is a member of First United Methodist Church.  He also served for 12 years on the Board of Directors of The United Way of Madison County, is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and has enjoyed serving in many volunteer roles for youth and school sports organizations.  

William Smith, CFA