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Alumnus in the Spotlight

Josh Hegland

Josh Hegland (FIN, 2018), CFP®, began his career at LCG Associates, an institutional investment consulting firm, providing research and analysis for endowments, foundations, family offices, and other institutional clients. While he valued his time at LCG, Josh knew that he wanted to pursue a career where he could make a direct impact on people’s lives. This led him to his current position at Cahaba Wealth Management, at which he is a financial advisor. With a passion for serving others, Josh collaborates with clients to help them create a plan that gives them peace of mind and positions them for success. He offers a high-touch level of service and guidance to help clients optimize their taxes, cash flow plans, and estates combined with an investment portfolio designed to support those plans.

Josh remembers being told at a young age, “Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life,” which he believes rings true now. He says he loves his career and the opportunity to make a lasting impact on clients’ lives every day. Josh’s clients appreciate that he takes the time to learn about their particular circumstances and aspirations in order to address every facet of their financial lives. He enjoys working for a smaller firm at which he is also given the opportunity to serve on the firm’s investment committee and marketing team.

At Georgia Southern, Josh was involved in many student organizations including Greek Life/Interfraternity Council, held various leadership roles within the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ. Within the Parker College of Business, he says his involvement and time in the Southern Investment Association (SIA) had a profound impact on his professional career. The SIA surrounded him with like-minded individuals who were passionate about financial markets and going the extra mile in and outside of the classroom. As a senior, Josh was given the opportunity to serve as SIA’s president, which he says gave him real-world experience on how to lead an organization and allowed him to develop the next generation of Parker College students. He also praises the SIA faculty advisors Axel Grossmann, Ph.D., professor of finance, and John Hatem, Ph.D., professor of finance, for their commitment to the College and the SIA. He recalls that they constantly encouraged him to think outside of the box and served as great mentors. Josh remembers that it always felt like Grossmann and Hatem relished his accomplishments as much as he did. Josh now serves as an alumnus mentor for SIA advising students on personal and professional development, helping them navigate career paths, and preparing them for interviews and their first jobs.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys traveling with his wife, Callie (EXSCI, 2017), playing golf, and watching/attending Georgia Southern football games. A proud Georgia Southern alum, he serves on the Parker College of Business Young Alumni Board and continues to further Parker College’s initiatives and programs.


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