Steve Mannell is the CFO at AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust (AWM&T), a subsidiary he helped launch in 2012 of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association, which has been ensuring the financial security and independence of members of the military community since 1879. AWM&T is a Fayetteville based, North Carolina chartered trust company that provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and trust services to AAFMAA members.
Prior to joining AAFMAA, Steve was the CFO at Strategic Solutions Unlimited (SSU), a rapidly growing company with offices in two downtown Fayetteville locations and a mission to provide the U.S. Department of Defense and national agencies the best intelligence support available.
Steve retired in 2009 as the Chief of Plans and Operations at the U.S. Army Special Forces Command. His Army assignments included service as an assistant professor of economics at West Point. He holds degrees in Economics from West Point, Public Policy from Harvard, and Business Administration from Duke University.
Steve lives in Fayetteville, NC with his wife, Megan, their three children, and several rescue dogs and cats. Steve serves on community boards and commissions and leads the Special Forces Scholarship Fund, which he helped launch in 2011. In his spare time, Steve enjoys bicycling, tennis, and spending time with his family, and he is struggling to learn to golf.