Advisory Board Members

Kingsway_Charities_Susan.JPGSusan Gregory 
Advisory Board

Susan Gregory manages SJ Strategic Investment's current portfolio of investments, developing and executing investment strategies as she actively monitors asset growth and profitability targets.
An entrepreneur, Susan has pursued her own business ventures, which include the founding of SJ Real Estate LLC, a subsidiary of SJ Strategic Investments, as well as an after-market auto-accessory store in Johnson City, Tennessee. She has worked with Morgan Stanley Investments in the analysis and review of a variety of financial accounts, and she received her BS in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Tennessee.

 

Kingsway_Charities_James.JPGJames M. Gregory Esq. 
Advisory Board

James M. Gregory directs various aspects of SJ Strategic Investment’s legal issues, provides strategic advice, and supervises every deal and contract. Before joining SJ Strategic Investments, he served as a Legal Intern at the Sullivan County Tennessee District Attorney’s Office researching criminal law questions, writing informational memos and preparing trial exhibits. He also served as a congressional legislative assistant on in Washington, D.C. conducting legislative research on appropriation bills and veterans initiatives. Gregory also worked as a consultant for the Tennessee Republican Party in Nashville, where he was responsible for the analysis of candidates as well as campaign design and quality control and supervision of interns and legislative research. He is a board member of the Lazarus Foundation, a non-profit that helps Christian charities with their financial needs and the Family Action Council of Tennessee. He also serves on the board of UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Baltimore-based pharmaceutical contract research and manufacturing company. A member of the Tennessee Bar, Gregory received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has a BA in Political Science from King College in Bristol, Tennessee.

 

KingswayCharitiesBenS.jpgBenjamin Blessing 
Advisory Board

Benjamin Blessing is the Business Development Supervisor for SJ Investments and also serves as the Production Planner for an SJ Investments portfolio company, UPM Pharmaceuticals. His previous backgrounds includes owning his own non-profit race team supporting Fallen Heroes as well as working for Graceway Pharmaceuticals managing Mergers and Acquisitions and a Marketing manager. Mr. Blessing received his B.B.A. degree in Finance from East Tennessee State University and his M.B.A from King College. Benjamin and his wife, Lydia, have two children.

 

KingswayCharitiesGregS.jpgGregory Jones 
Advisory Board