Our Team



Caroline Jones 

Managing Partner

Caroline Jones has been a Managing Partner of  Metro Financial Group, LLC since 2003.  Caroline received her Bachelor of Science in Business with an area in Finance from Murray State University along with a Master of Business Administration.  

Caroline has taken over the reigns of daily management from Joel Jennings who has retired but still stops in weekly to visit with clients.  Joel was an excellent teacher to Caroline sharing over forty-plus years of experience in the financial services industry.  

Caroline enjoys meeting with clients and assisting them in developing a financial plan and working towards their financial goals.  She also has extensive knowledge working with employers on designing employee benefit packages.  In addition, she is proficient in assisting with life and health insurance needs.

Caroline holds a series 7, 63 and 66 investment advisory licensure as well as a life and health insurance license.  In the past, Caroline has taught evening classes in Economics at Shawnee Community College.  In addition to Metro Financial Group, she is also an owner of Ribbons & Beaus Children's Boutique.   Caroline is involved with the Metropolis Rotary Club and Massac County United Way.  She is married to Kristopher Jones and they have two children Attie and Aubrey.


Joel Jennings

Joel Jennings is the founder of Metro Financial Group, LLC.  He started the practice in the early 80's and officially retired in 2023.  Joel enjoyed working on complex cases.  He received his Master of Mathematics from Notre Dame and the more challenging the situation for a client or employer the more enjoyable it was for him to tackle it.  

Before starting his practice, Joel was a former mathematics professor and college dean in addition to serving on many boards throughout his career.  Joel and Caroline worked closely together on every client case and he did an excellent job training her throughout the years.  Since his retirement he stays busy with projects at home and he enjoys woodworking.  



Kerry Hankins

Office Manager

Kerry Hankins joined Metro Financial Group in 2007, at which time she assumed the role of Office Manager for the firm. Kerry holds an associate of arts degree from Shawnee Community College.  Kerry was a licensed real estate broker from 2009 to 2019 in addition to her role at Metro Financial Group. Prior to joining Metro Financial Group's management team, Kerry spent fourteen years in the banking industry, serving in a variety of management support and supervisory positions.

At Metro Financial, Kerry is assigned the task of seeing that the office operation functions efficiently and effectively. She oversees and manages every aspect of the operation from scheduling the client activities of the investment advisor to maintaining the integrity of the firm's website and database while assuring that client confidentiality is maintained, to overseeing that all operational requirements are satisfactorily fulfilled from a compliance standpoint. She is truly the quarterback of the team. She does all of this and still takes time to greet you with a smile.