George E. Councill
Sr. Vice President
Mr. Councill joined Hilliard Lyons in 2000. Previously he served as Director of the insurance industry investment banking group of Coopers & Lybrand Securities, LLC. Mr. Councill gained significant insurance industry experience while serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Life Partners Group, a life insurance holding company formed through a leveraged buyout sponsored by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst.
He also has provided financial advisory services including merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity, corporate finance, and strategic planning in prior roles that included senior management positions with Prudential-Bache Capital Funding; Smith, Vicars & Co., Inc.; Warburg Paribas Becker; and BankAmerilease. Mr. Councill received his M.B.A. degree from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia.