Clay G. Hixson

President and CEO

My Role at Covenant

I am responsible for the strategic direction and overall
management of our firm. My role is focused on equipping our team as we continue
to give our clients and partners the service and care that they deserve.

Professional History

Before joining Covenant, I spent 10 years in Commercial and
Private Banking throughout Northeast Tennessee. Prior to that, I worked for
five years as a consultant in the Hedge Fund industry in New York and on the
Finance staff with Tennessee Valley Authority. I graduated from The University
of Tennessee as a University Honors Scholar with a degree in Finance and later
received my MBA from Milligan College. 

Community and Personal Life

I currently serve on the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission. I have also served as a board member of Dawn of Hope, Rise Up!, Children’s Advocacy Center and Junior Achievement. In 2016, I received The Business Journal’s 40 under Forty recognition. My wife and our three daughters and one son live in Johnson City, and we love our community. Our family attends and serves at Grace Fellowship Church and we are also involved with Young Life of Upper East Tennessee. When our family is not watching a match, recital or competition, we like to travel, play outside and cheer on the Tennessee Vols.