L. Cord Campbell, CPA Earnest Partners Cord Campbell is Deputy COO of EARNEST Partners and is responsible for assisting with the management of the overall operations of the firm. He has more than 10 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, and business operations within several industries, ranging from commercial real estate to treasury operations to media. Previously, he held several senior finance positions with both General Electric and Ford Motor Company. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College and earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame where he was the recipient of the 2010 Notre Dame Alumni Service Award. Mr. Campbell is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is eager to partner with Gifted in developing a new generation of leaders and ensuring that students graduate with a solid education, employable skills, and practical business knowledge.