Jim Place, CFP®


Phone: 423.933.1818


Jim Place began his career as a financial advisor in 1983.  As the managing partner of Evergreen Advisors, LLC, Jim brings 31 plus years of practical day to day experience to the table.  He has been a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designee since 1986. 

For the last 18 years Jim has been the host of Chattanooga’s most popular daily financial radio show, “Let’s Talk Money”, on WGOW 102.3 FM from 12:00 to 1:00PM.  He has taught courses on financial planning at both the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as well as Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Jim Place completed two years of engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He graduated from Utah State in 1972 with a degree in political science.  Jim is a former chairman of the board of St. Nicholas, a local elementary school that is known for its implementation of teaching techniques in the Chattanooga area.  Jim is also a former college football coach at the University of Tennessee, UCLA and the University of Northern Illinois and has been active in the development of various athletic programs in the surrounding area.  Jim has been married for 39 years to wife, Theresa.  Jayme O’Donnell, his only child, is also a partner with Evergreen Advisors.