Our Qualifications

Hal Brannen, Registered Representative. Hal is an Investment Advisor and Principal with Brannen & Lyle Investment Company. He is a General Securities Representative (Series 7 & 66) and a General Securities Principlal (Series 24) as well as a licensed insurance agent.  Hal is a graduate of Presbyterian College with concentrations in management, marketing, tax, investments and economic theory. He has previously served as an Executive Officer of Crossroads Bank of Georgia, Citizens Bank and First Community Bank of Southwest Georgia. He has also served on the Board of Directors of First Port City Bank. He is currently the Chairman of the Board at First Port City Bank.  Hal is a Past President of the Bainbridge Rotary Club and is a frequent supporter of community service activities. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Keith Lyle, Registered PrincipalKeith is an Investment Advisor with Brannen & Lyle Investment Company.  He is a General Securities Representative (Series 7, 63 and 66) and a Registered Principal (Series 24) with Cetera Advisors LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, and a licensed insurance agent.  He is also designated as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) by the College for Financial Planning.  Keith is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with dual degrees in Finance and Management.  He has previously served as Chairman of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Bainbridge Lions Club, Board Member of the Bainbridge-Decatur County United Way and Board Member of the Bainbridge Rotary Club.  He is a graduate of the Leadership Decatur County.  Keith currently serves as Chairman of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Development Authority and a Board Member of the Decatur County School Foundation and the Decatur County Board of Education.  An avid advocate of youth sports, Keith has served as both baseball and football coach for community youth teams.  He also enjoys all outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

Julie Cottles, Office Manager. Julie brings a background customer service and administration to our team. She works closely with our clients and advisors in account administration and office support functions. In 2004, Julie earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Marketing and Management and in Administrative Office Technology from Bainbrige College. Julie is also a licensed insurance agent in the State of Georgia. Julie was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Who's Who Among College Students. Julie was also a member of the 2003-2004 Leadership Decatur County Class.