Charles Nida, Financial Advisor
Chuck Nida began his career as a financial advisor in January of 1991. For over 23 years, Chuck has specialized in four key areas of planning: Retirement, Estate, Business and Personal. He has hosted "The Golden Life," a financial educational program on AM 1450 WBHF for over 10 years*. Chuck's knowledge in Financial and Estate Planning has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine's Five Star Wealth Managers from 2012-2018**. Chuck's passion to help others is summed up in the Nida Financial Group's vision statement: To cultivate valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and your community.
Chuck has a history of providing consultation to investors from major corporations, small businesses and individuals to help them simplify and organize their finances in order to help preserve their lifestyle, family and assets. He conducts seminars, conferences and workshops for business, civic and church groups on the subjects of finances, tax strategies*, investment strategies and employee benefits. Chuck has a passion to educate the public on Charitable Planning, often being sought as a guest speaker to address non-profits and church congregations on the subject of planned giving and creating a lasting legacy.
Chuck has been actively involved in his own community, being a committee chair for the Small Business Council for the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Cartersville Rotary Club, past President of the Cartersville chapter of NAIFA and has served as an active board member for the Chamber of Commerce, The Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter and the Red Cross.
*This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor.
**Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth Managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012-2018 Five Star Wealth Managers.
Thomas Barnes, Financial Advisor
Tommy Barnes joined Nida Financial Group in January of 2017. He is a native of Rome, Georgia, and has lived in Cartersville for the past 20 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University and began his career in the paper industry as an engineer with Georgia Kraft Company in Rome. During his 35- year career in the paper industry Tommy enjoyed numerous assignments of increasing responsibility including managing a $110 million upgrade of the Rome facility, and managing production at the company's mill in Orange, Texas. Tommy recently retired from International Paper in Rome where he was the Operations Manager.
Tommy has always enjoyed financial planning and investment analysis on a personal level. Now, as a member of Nida Financial Group, Tommy shares Chuck's vision to help others by cultivating valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and your community.
Tommy is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he and his wife, Vicki, enjoy teaching a Life group. Tommy and Vicki have three children, Daniel, Liz, and Hannah.
Derek Keeney, Financial Advisor
Derek Keeney joined Nida Financial Group in July of 2019. He has lived in Cartersville since 1993. Derek graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with an electrical engineering degree in 1989 and began his career in manufacturing wih Milliken & Company in Thomson, Georgia. Over his 30 year career in manufacturing Derek worked in many roles including maintenace, engineering, and operations for a variety of companies including Milliken, Kimberly Clark, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tyco, and Doehler North America. Derek recevied his MBA in accounting from Univerity of Phoenix in2005.
Derek has a passion for finance and coaching and considers it a blessing to join with Chuck Nida and Tommy Barnes with Nida Financial Group.
Derek and his wife Beth are active members of Sam Jones Memorial Untied Methodist Church. They have three sons, Daniel, Luke and Tyler. Derek has been active in the community having served as a board member of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and the Cartersville-Bartow Youth Soccer Association. He is currenlty serving as the chair of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation, treasurer of the Cartersville-Bartow Salvation Army, and as the vice-chair of the Bartow County Board of Education.
Anna Woods, Office Assistant
Anna began her career working in the banking industry and later in child care. Having worked with her father Chuck Nida, on a part-time basis in 2016 doing general office work, she welcomes the opportunity to be an office assistant with Nida Financial Group. Anna resides in Cartersville, GA with her husband Trey Woods. Anna enjoys spending time with her family, friends, two Labs, and enjoys Djing weddings with her husband on the weekends. Anna's duties inclued scheduling appointments, greeting clients, and working with individual's to serivce the accounts.
Trina DeFoor, Administrative Assistant
Trina began her career in the financial industry working in the back office for a local Broker Dealer. Prior to joining Nida Financial Group she worked in a financial advisors office assisting 4 advisors. She now uses those skills to help with day-to-day client support services. Trina resides in Dallas, GA with her husband Danny DeFoor. Trina enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Georgia Bulldogs football games. Trina's duties include assisting with customer service, digital entry, monitoring compliance and marketing.