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Our Staff

Kathy Clark
Director of Corporate Operations

Kathy Clark has been working in marketing since 1995, and has been marketing in the financial industry since 2000. Kathy is Series 7 and 63 securities registered with LPL Financial and holds her North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License. Raised in Michigan and Virginia she is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. She is a LPL Financial Registered Administrative Associate.

Kathy started her career working in marketing and promotions in the Virginia Tech Athletic Department which led to a position with the Detroit Lions professional football team and WXYT AM 1270 where she sold sponsorships for the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings. Kathy began working in the Financial Industry when she moved to Charlotte, NC to work with a Top of the Table, Million Dollar Round Table producer and worked with high net worth individuals and privately held companies. Kathy joined Gib and John in 2006 when she moved to Greensboro to get married. Kathy is a real asset in handling our corporate operations and special projects.

Kathy resides in Greensboro with her husband Dan, who is a Sergeant Major with over 28 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and in his civilian career works as a VP of IT Infrastructure for a Winston-Salem Insurance company. Kathy is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Greensboro program. An avid runner, she has completed over a dozen half marathons, two marathons, and has founded and coordinates a local running group for women in the triad. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, reading, and spending time with her husband and their weimaraner, Steeler.


Diane Parmele, CRPC®, AWMA®
Director of Client Operations


Diane Parmele joined HMC Partners with over 30 years of experience in the securities industry. Originally from Winchester, Tennessee, she graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Diane is Series 7 and 63 securities registered through LPL Financial. She also holds her Series 66 securities registration through LPL Financial and Independent Advisor Alliance. She also holds her North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License. She is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠, and an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠. She is a LPL Financial Registered Administrative Associate.

Diane’s career path has taken her from a regional option trading desk to a large Wall Street brokerage firm for over 20 years to working with a large national brokerage firm through two company mergers. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in working with client accounts and will be your key contact for new accounts and client servicing needs.

Diane is married to Russ, Vice President of Commercial Management at Brown Investment Properties in Greensboro. They have two children; son Russell is the Director of Group Sales for the Winston-Salem Dash baseball team, and daughter Hanne is the Human Resources Assistant at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. In her down time, Diane enjoys Hurricanes hockey, running, meeting with her book club, volunteering at the Caldwell Historical Center, and spending time with her family and their dogs, Charlie and Jed.


Elisabeth Sanders
Director of Client Service
Elisabeth is the newest member to join the HMC family, with three years’ experience as a registered associate, and over ten years’ customer service experience. Elisabeth is Series 7 securities registered through LPL Financial. She also holds her Series 66 securities registration through LPL Financial and Independent Advisor Alliance. She previously worked as a paralegal for three and a half years in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving back to the triad. She is a LPL Financial Registered Administrative Associate.

Elisabeth grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina attending Glenn High School, and later graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in English. Her customer service experience began in college as an employee of the campus UREC center, transitioning to various other opportunities, such as a flight attendant and assisting clients for a beverage manufacturing company in Woodstock, GA. She later obtained her paralegal certification at Guilford College and worked for an insurance defense law firm.

Currently, Elisabeth is living in downtown Winston Salem with her miniature dachshund, Bramble. She enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, working out, exploring new areas/restaurants, and time with friends and family.

Kelly Fisher
Client Service & Marketing Specialist

Kelly joined HMC Partners with five years of customer service experience in the banking industry. Having grown up in Summerfield, North Carolina she attended Northwest Guilford High School.

Kelly began her career as a teller at a local community bank and worked her way up to their corporate office where she was a Client Service Representative. Her expertise in banking and outgoing personality make her a great asset to us at HMC Partners. Kelly will assist you with service needs and work to plan events and seminars. Kelly holds her North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License.

In her time outside of work she enjoys being in the company of her family and friends. Kelly is engaged to be married to Shane Wagner and is planning a fall wedding. She is the mother of an eleven year old daughter and enjoys spending as much time with her as she can. She is excited to be gaining an eleven year old step-son as well. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys being outside, watching movies, and laughing in the company of the ones she loves. She attends Summerfield United Methodist Church.