Mark Nickel
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Mark Nickel
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
As Chief Investment Officer, Mark is in charge of Hilliard Lyons’ investment strategy, portfolio management, and investment support. Mark is a Certified Financial Planner™ with 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He chairs Hilliard Lyons’ Investment Strategy Group, which meets monthly to analyze market trends. Mark chairs the Investment Committee for Hilliard Lyons Trust Company and is a member of its Strategic Planning Team.
Mark received a B.S. in finance from the University of Louisville and an M.B.A. from Smurfit School of Business, University College of Dublin (Ireland). He serves on the board of Discovery Ministries (Missouri). Mark joined Hilliard Lyons in 2006.
Curtis McCubbin
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Curtis McCubbin
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Curtis McCubbin joined Hilliard Lyons in 2006 as an associate of the Compliance Department. In 2009 Curtis helped establish the firm’s Legal Department and was named General Counsel in 2017 and Chief Legal Officer in 2018. Curtis is active in our industry serving as a member of the SIFMA Future Leaders Committee and the SIFMA General Counsels Committee as well as acting as a non-public arbitrator with FINRA Dispute Resolution. Curtis is a founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Kentucky chapter.

Curtis is involved in his community, where he currently serves on the board of Athiri and assists with the March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Auction. Curtis is a former board member of the Louisville Youth Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, and the Louisville Public Media Advisory Council.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Transylvania University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and an MBA from the University of Indiana, Southeast. He also holds Series 7, 66, and 24 licenses.