Tina Hodges currently serves as chief executive officer and chief experience officer of Advance Financial, a company she co-owns with her husband and company founder Mike Hodges. Prior to assuming her role as CEO in 2013, Hodges oversaw all retail and call center operations, human resources, and employee development as vice president and chief operating officer. In that time, Advance Financial grew from three locations in Middle Tennessee to more than 50 locations across the state with more than 600 employees. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned a certificate in medical technology from Meharry Medical College. Hodges also received a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University and maintains her license as a nurse practitioner.