Paul C. MacDonaldCLU, ChFC, ChFEBCSM, EA President & Founder
Paul MacDonald, our President, is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Federal Employee Benefits ConsultantSM, and a well-known speaker and advisor in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Paul strives to provide sound, conservative advice and tax-saving strategies to help clients grow and protect their retirement assets. Paul retired from the United States Navy Reserve in 2006 with the rank of Commander. He is an active member of his church, and past President of both the Charleston Running Club and The Lowcountry Senior Network, a group of 100+ professionals providing services to seniors.
Paul is an avid runner, recently completing his 48th marathon in 45 states on his way to completing one in all 50 states and Washington, DC. He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife Connie. They have two daughters, Ally, who lives in Queens, NY & works for a technology firm in Manhattan, and Brittany, who lives locally and works at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.
Elizabeth StenderDirector of Operations
Elizabeth is a native Charlestonian. She loves to sail and treasures times with family and friends on the water. She is an avid reader who also writes and paints scenes of her beloved lowcountry. She is thrilled to work for PGI Financial Services because she can engage with clients in a meaningful way that will impact their futures.
Tiffany PlestisOffice Manager
In the beauty and wellness industry, Tiffany offers a unique background that combines corporate process and procedure with boutique nuance. With a fashion degree from FIT, Tiffany began her career in retail, which allowed her to understand the importance of the customer experience and service deliverables. Making her way from New York to Hawaii, Tiffany coupled her retail knowledge with hospitality and spa, where she further developed her skills for managing teams and departments within the luxury space. After launching The Estuary Spa and The Water Room, plus a career portfolio with Hyatt, Michael Kors and Coach, the opportunity to work with PGI Financial Services was a natural next step.
Ashlee GramkeVirtual Assistant
Ashlee was born and raised in Wichita, KS and has four daughters ranging from 1 year old to 16 years old. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, cooking, coaching volleyball, and playing/watching sports! Ashlee joined the firm in January 2019 and is looking forward to assisting with your financial needs.
Janelle SolomonEvent Manager
Janelle is a South Carolina native and has enjoyed living in Charleston for the past 5 years. She is a graduate of USC and is passionate about holistic health and wellness. She is a certified Yoga Instructor and a Certified Thermography Technician. Janelle joined the firm in July 2018 and is enjoying learning about financial services and providing excellent client service.
Clint and Christy HulseyTax Director and Accounting Director
Both Clinton and Christy have Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from Kennesaw State University, located outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Together they have 30 plus years of experience in accounting and taxes. Clinton Hulsey is Tax Director and Christy Hulsey is Accounting Director. Together, they provide tax advice and tax return preparation services as well as monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting services for small businesses and individuals. Additionally, they help clients establish businesses with an individualized approach for each client. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Alongside their daughters, they enjoy playing and watching tennis and cheering on Clemson Tiger Football!