Mike Eddy, CPA
Mike Eddy is a Certified Public Accountant and Partner at Blackburn Childers & Steagall, PLC. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University and a degree from the College for Financial Planning in Denver Colorado.
Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served as a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority previously.
Mike takes his role as a Covenant Trust board member very seriously. Each request presented to the committee is unique and challenging. His 30 plus years in the accounting and financial services industry enable him to approach each situation and decision with insight and clarity. His time management and organizational skills enhance the decision making process as he approaches his duties as a Covenant Trust board member. He strives to ensure the trust document aligns with the beneficiary request each and every time.
Mike was a licensed broker for 16 years and offered financial planning services to his tax and accounting clients during this time. He taught accounting and finance as an adjunct faculty instructor at Tusculum College in the Professional Studies program.
Mike has served on various non-profit boards and church committees over the years. He served as treasurer for Tipton Haynes Historical Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Hands On Regional Museum, Children’s Advocacy Center of the 1st Judicial District, and the Public Building Authority of the City of Johnson City. He served as president of the Johnson City Business Club, Communities In Schools, Johnson City American Little League and the Johnson City Public Building Authority. He is a member of First United Methodist Church and has served on the Finance, Stewardship, Nominations, and Safety/Welcome Committees. He also served on the Grace Team and coordinated Wednesday evening fellowship and Bible Study activities. He served as chairman of the Leadership Committee and Church Council. He is the current chair of the Outreach Committee.
Mike was selected as a member of the 40 Under Forty class in 2001 by the Business Journal of the Tri-Cities/Virginia. He was presented the Jack Monroe Award in 2005 in recognition of outstanding dedicated service to the Johnson City American Little League. He was presented the Spirit of Chivalry Award by the Children’s Advocacy Center of the 1st Judicial District for qualities of honor, loyalty, generosity and nobility.
Mike and his wife Debbie have 3 children, Jordan, Leah and Macy. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, walking nightly with his wife, hiking the Appalachian Trail, traveling, working in his yard, and watching or attending sporting events for ETSU, UT or the Atlanta Braves.