Our Associates

Thomas A. Padgett, Sr.


  • President and co-owner of Dasher & Padgett Financial Advisors, Inc.
  • Over 48 years experience in many financial areas, including banking, financial counseling and detailed financial analysis.
  • Registered Principal with LPL Financial.
  • Registrations held with LPL Financial include:  FINRA Series 7, General Securities Representative; FINRA Series 63, Unified State Securities Law; FINRA Series 65, Uniform Investment Advisor; FINRA Series 24, General Securities Principal.
  • Independently licensed agent for life and variable life insurance and variable annuities.
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics from Georgia Southern University.
  • Member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County, and active in many other community organizations.
  • Life-long resident of Albany, Georgia.




Thomas W. Gay



  • Vice President and co-owner of Dasher & Padgett Financial Advisors, Inc.
  • Over 47 years experience in financial services areas, including banking and financial counseling.
  • Registered Representative with LPL Financial.
  • Registrations held with LPL Financial include:  FINRA series 7, General Securities Representative; FINRA Series 66, Uniform Combined State Law; FINRA Series 9 and 10, General Securities Sales Supervisor.
  • Independently licensed agent for life and variable life insurance and variable annuities.
  • BBA degree with a major in Finance from Georgia State University; graduate of the Georgia Banking School at the University of Georgia; completed coursework for the Certified Financial Planning certification from Florida State University.
  • Member and Past President of Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County; Past Lt Governor of the Georgia District of Kiwanis and active in other community activities.
  • Minister of Music at Lakeside Baptist Church.
  • Born in Sylvester, Georgia and has worked and lived in Albany since 1979.




Bruce C. Gordon



  • Secretary and Treasurer and co-owner of Dasher & Padgett Financial Advisors, Inc.
  • Nearly 27 years experience in many financial areas, including life insurance, long-term care and managed accounts.
  • Registered Representative of LPL Financial.
  • Registrations held with LPL Financial include:  FINRA Series7, General Securities Representative; FINRA Series 63, Unified State Securities Law; and FINRA Series 65, Uniform Investment Advisor.
  • Independently licensed for long-tern care, life, variable life insurance and variable annuities.
  • Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church for over 25 years.
  • Born in Bainbridge, Georgia and currnetly resides in Sylvester, Georgia.