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Jim Mooney to lead Baptist foundation’s investments

NASHVILLE (BP) — Jim Mooney has joined the Southern Baptist Foundation as vice president of investments, with responsibilities for development, maintenance and oversight of entity’s investments and its investment managers.

Mooney, 47, comes to the foundation with 20-plus years in the investment field, specializing in market analysis, manager research, portfolio management, and asset allocation.

Prior to joining the Southern Baptist Foundation, Mooney was a research analyst conducting asset class and manager research for The Bogdahn Group in Orlando, Fla.

He previously worked with several firms in Memphis, Tenn.: GAVION, LLC; First Data Corporation; FTN Financial; Strategic Financial Partners; and Raymond James. He also was the district executive for the Boy Scouts of America’s Chickasaw Council in Memphis from 1995-97.

Mooney holds a business administration degree in finance from the University of Memphis and has been licensed with the National Association of Security Dealers.

Mooney, in looking forward to his work with Southern Baptists, said, “The opportunity to work at the Foundation provides me the chance to apply my professional work experience in a role that has a direct impact on those that are serving in ministry positions.”

He and his wife Melissa have two children.

The Southern Baptist Foundation, on the Web at www.sbfdn.org, was established in 1947 to provide investment and estate planning services, including trusts, wills, deeds, gift annuities and donor advised funds, to assist individuals and ministries in discerning God’s purposes for the resources He has entrusted to them.