2013 FINRA District Committee Election Candidate Profiles – District 5


Small Firm Representative Candidate


John L. Terry, III
High Street Securities, Inc.



A 1987 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, John has been FINRA registered since 1989, engaging in personal production before moving into branch management and ultimately into Principal oversight and firm ownership, serving as President/CEO of High Street Securities, Inc. and High Street Asset Management, LLC (an investment advisory firm). John and his staff currently oversee 22 registered reps and 13 IARs.

Having been engaged as a small firm rep, branch manager and now as a small firm principal and owner, John understands the challenges small member firms face, and believes in open dialogue with FINRA to bring common sense compliance solutions to our industry, and the clients we serve. 

Large Firm Representative Candidate


Mayo Woodward
Branch Manager
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.


Mayo Woodward was born in Tallahassee, FL and raised in Quincy, FL. He attended Maclay School in Tallahassee, Oxford College and finished Emory University in Atlanta in 1992. He then worked for the Coca-Cola Company until 1996 as a Guest Relations Representative at the World of Coca-Cola. At that time he returned to Tallahassee and served as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley for 8 years. In 2004 he was offered a position in leadership and served as the Regional Vice President for Morgan Stanley covering North Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. At that time he moved to Birmingham, AL where he still resides today. In 2006 he was offered a position with Merrill Lynch covering LA, MS, GA, North Florida and AL as Regional Sales Manager. He served in that role until November 2008 when he moved to Ameriprise Financial to serve as the Branch Manager for Ameriprise Financial in Birmingham, AL. While in that role he has been able to lead a group of 25 Financial Advisors and 6 staff in the Birmingham, AL market.


Mayo is married to Amber Peterson Woodward and has 3 children, Mayo Malone Woodward Jr., Reid Garrett Woodward, and Katherine Maelvey Woodward. They presently live in Birmingham, AL.


Mayo holds the 24, 7, 63, 65, 31 and life and health licenses.