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Don Carson is founder of Don Carson Associates LLC, co-founder of The Ansley Capital Group, LLC, Ansley Securities LLC, Cardez Hospitality Group, LLC and is a private investor. Carson, worked for many years in the investment and commercial banking industry, primarily for Wachovia Bank, N.A.™ of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During that time, he was head of the international banking and investment banking businesses. After leaving Wachovia Bank, N.A. in 1998, he became partner of Paradigm Capital® in Chicago, Illinois, and later co-founded Ansley Securities LLC® with his partner at Paradigm, Russell Burks. After a brief assignment with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra® as chief financial officer and chief operating officer, he joined RFA Management Company, LLC®.

Carson served as the chief executive officer of RFA Management Company, LLC until April 2013. He currently is an outside director for two corporations in the state of Georgia: LOR, Inc® and Rollins Holding Company, Inc.®. In 2015, Carson co-founded Cardez Hospitality Group, LLC with Michael Hernandez. Cardez is a fanchisee of Simply Southern Restaurant Group, which franchises Chicken Salad Chick restaurants. Cardez currently operates one store in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina and has plans to establish two additional locations in the Concord, North Carolina area.

Carson currently serves as a trustee of Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Former Chairman of the Board of SD&A Teleservices, Los Angeles, CA, and co-chair of the board for Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. He is a director of Flowonix Medical LLC and Catheter Precision LLC, both of Budd Lake, New Jersey, RxResults LLC, Little Rock Arkansas, and a trustee of The Cook and Bynum Fund, a publicly traded mutual fund.

Carson is a graduate of Beloit College, Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, and the University of Chicago. Carson performs regularly with the Reunion Jazz and Blues Quintet and appears on numerous recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophone with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  Four of those recordings have earned Grammys.  Carson is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.