Meet the Georgia's Own Investment & Retirement Services Team

Build your plan for tomorrow today. Our team has years of experience helping members pursue their goals, whatever they are.

Thad Guyton

An industry veteran since 1998, Thad Guyton1 credits his success to understanding his client’s needs and interests. He helped launch the Georgia’s Own Investment & Retirement Services program from its inception in 2003 after 5 years at Merrill Lynch, where he won top accolades.

Thad has a strong history of working with credit union members, their family and friends. He customizes strategies that address three key financial goals: 1) wealth accumulation during working years, 2) financial health and independence during retirement, and 3) transfer of assets. Thad is a Registered Representative of LPL Financial, and a licensed insurance agent.

Candace Mills, CRPC

Candace Mills, CRPC1,2, began her financial services career in 2008 and worked with Merrill Lynch before joining Georgia’s Own Investment & Retirement Services in 2015. Candace is registered with FINRA and holds a Series 7 and Series 66 license with LPL Financial as well as State of Georgia Life/Health/Variable Annuity licenses. She works closely with Georgia’s Own Credit Union members to build customized retirement plans and help them prioritize financial freedom.

Candace graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® designation.


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1Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. Georgia’s Own Credit Union and Georgia’s Own Investment and Retirement Services are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using Georgia’s Own Investment and Retirement Services, and may also be employees of Georgia’s Own Credit Union. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of, Georgia’s Own Credit Union or Georgia’s Own Investment and Retirement Services. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:

Not insured by NCUA or Any Other Government Agency Not Credit Union Guaranteed Not Credit Union Deposits or Obligations May Lose Value

CRPC is a registered service mark of the College of Financial Planning. Representatives are neither tax advisors nor attorneys. For information regarding your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional. For legal questions, including a discussion about estate planning, please consult your attorney.

The LPL Financial registered representative(s) associated with this website may discuss and/or transact business only with residents of states in which they are properly registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state.

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