DUDLEY M. BARNES, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, graduated from Mississippi State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1970. After graduation, he joined New England Life Insurance Company where he was involved in financial planning. He later joined Paine, Webber, a New York Stock Exchange Member Firm, as a Registered Representative and in 1974 moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi, to join the investment firm of Howard Weil, Labouisse, Friedrichs, Inc. Prior to the formation of Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, he was associated with the Edgeworth Advisory Corporation, a Mississippi based financial planning group.
Dudley was awarded the CFP® certification in 1981 and he was awarded the Investment Management Consultant designation by Raymond James in 2005. He is a current member of the Financial Planning Association, is a charter member of the National Association of Christian Financial Planners, a current member of Kingdom Advisors, and is a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club.
Dudley has served on several non-profit Boards and is the past Chairman of the Presbyterian Church in America Annuity Board, has served on the School Boards of Lee Academy and Presbyterian Day School, is a past Trustee for the Baddour Memorial Center, and is an elder in the First Presbyterian Church.
Dudley is married to Claire and they have two children, Ryan and Brook, who are both in business with him, and five grandchildren, Lily Grace, Hastings and Paxton Barnes, and McBee and Bowen Hodges. He enjoys traveling, playing golf and tennis, and is a boating enthusiast.
The Investment Management Consultant designation is awarded to those who complete the Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting program. The above organizations and/or charitable causes are not affiliated with Raymond James.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.