Foster Hyde

Foster Hyde joined The Welch Group in 2011 as an Associate Advisor and now serves as a Senior Advisor. Prior to joining the firm, Foster worked as a Consultant for a forensic accounting and valuation firm in Birmingham. Outside of work, he and his wife, Lauren enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time together outdoors. Foster also likes rock climbing, hunting, fishing, and following Alabama Football.

Education
• Bachelor of Science in Finance, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
• Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Accreditations
• Chartered Financial Analyst®
• CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner

Professional Affiliations
• Estate Planning Council of Birmingham
• Alabama Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Board of Directors
• Financial Planning Association of North Alabama

Community Involvement
• Junior Board of Directors for Red Mountain Park, Current President-Elect, Past Treasurer and Fund-Raising Chair
• Junior Board of Directors for Alabama Symphony Orchestra
• United Way Visiting Allocation Teams, 2016 and 2017
United Way Young Philanthropists Society 
• Alys Stephens Center, Junior Patron