Joe is a native of Kuttawa, KY. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Murray State and a JD from the University of Louisville Law School. He is currently CEO of The Guardian Group, located in Brentwood, TN. He is also a managing member of a small real estate group with projects in Tennessee.
Joe and his wife, Karen, divide their time between homes in Marshall County, KY and Brentwood, TN, as well as keeping up with the lives of their five children.
1971 to 1991 - Attorney at Owen, Harvey & Carter :: Benton, KY
1979 - Founder, President and CEO of J. Jerod & Associates, Inc. :: Benton, KY
1990 to 1996 - CEO and President of Home Care Management, Inc.
1991 to 1996 - Co-owner and member of the Board of Directors for American Mortgage Source, Inc., (AMS) :: Nashville, TN
2001 - Owner, CEO, and President of The Guardian Group :: Brentwood, TN
2006 to 2016 - Member, Board of Directors for the American Association of International Healthcare Recruiters (AAIHR) (vice president from 2006 to 2013)
Present - Member, Kentucky Board of Directors for Sunrise Children’s Services
Present - Managing member of the real estate group responsible for City Lights Condominiums, Poston at the Park, and Skyline Hampton Inn