Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Tom Chapman CFP®

Regional Vice President

Tom grew up in Anniston, AL where he attended The Donoho School. He then went on to attend Auburn University, graduating in December of 2003 with degrees in Finance and Marketing. Tom moved back to Anniston and joined AXA Advisors, LLC as a Financial Consultant in April of 2005. In October of 2007 he moved to Birmingham and was promoted to Divisional Vice President with AXA Advisors.  Tom is married to Hunter Hagler Chapman and has a son named Sims and daughters, Martin and Winn. He has been a board member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama, The Phoenix Club of Birmingham, Anniston Rotary Club, Anniston Museum League, Children's Services Inc. and served on the allocations committee for the United Way.  When he is not working with his clients or the members of his AXA Advisors team, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and working in the yard.

Paul Yeager

Sr Branch Operations Manager

Paul has been with AXA Advisors, LLC since 2014 and brings 10 years of experience in financial services and brokerage operations.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in finance, and lives in Vestavia Hills with his wife Brittany and two sons, Hampton and Hayes.  As Sr. Branch Operations Manager, he has numerous responsibilities, which mostly include the day to day management and operations of the Alabama/Gulf Coast Branch.  He acts as a strategic partner to the Executive Vice President in the guidance and direction of the branch and is also responsible for the finances and Profit & Loss. 

Jennifer Farris

Sr Manager, Branch Controls

Jennifer has been with AXA Advisors, LLC since February 2013, with 10 years of experience in the financial industry. She is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Finance.  In her current role as Branch Controls Manager, she has numerous responsibilities which include Supervision, Risk Management, and Training of the Alabama/Gulf Coast Branch Financial Professionals. She works in partnership with the Regional Executive Vice President and Sr. Operations Manager to ensure compliance and mitigate risk in our branch to help protect our clients, Financial Professionals, and our firm. Jennifer lives in the Birmingham area with her husband John David and children Julia and John Connor.

Jon Mooney

Recruiting and Marketing Manager

Jon is our newest staff member in the Birmingham branch. He started in January 2018 as our Recruiting and Marketing Manager. He is a recent graduate of Samford University where he earned his bachleor's degree in Communication Studies. He also played football for Samford for 4 years and eventually wants to get into volunteer coaching. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, going to the gun range, and reading a good book.

Theresa Long

Sr Associate, Branch Licensing Coordinator

Rebecca Turner

Sr. EVP Assistant / Assistant to BOM

Rebecca “Becky” has been working as an Assistant for a couple of Financial Advisors here at AXA for 9 years but received an offer as the Sr. EVP Assistant and the Assistant to BOM September, 2017.  Becky has been married to her husband Rick of 37 years.  She has two grown sons, Grant and Kevin which are both married.  She and Rick enjoy traveling to visit with their sons and daughter-in-laws and just traveling in general.  They have also built their “dream home” on Logan Martin Lake six years ago so naturally enjoying the water and the lake toys go without saying. 

Shirley Johnson

Associate, Reception and CRM

Shirley has been with AXA for over 6 years now. She began in an FP assistant role working with three agents and has been an instrumental part of our branch office for her whole time here. In 2017 she took over the role of receptionist, and also serves as our CRM and Lead Coordinator. She brings with her over 19 years of customer service and accounts receivable experience.  She is married to Theartis and has 3 beautiful daughters. After work she enjoys lots of family time, singing in various choirs, shopping and event planning.