Tim M. Murch, Chairman of the Buddy Fund, a St. Louis-based charity that provides sports equipment to underserved, at-risk youth, announced John Randall has joined the Board of Operations.
John, who went to Rockhurst University, graduating with a degree in economics and accounting in Kansas City, is a St. Louis native. He spent the first three years post-graduation in Kansas City, working for a Big 4 Accounting firm, before moving back to STL in April 2019. John currently works as a senior research analyst for NISA Investment Advisors, doing in-depth modeling and research in the Utility sector, with the goal of writing e-buy/sell/hold recommendations on their fixed income and bond products. John is a licensed CPA in Missouri and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in August 2022. He lives with his wife, Allie, in Brentwood, MO. Some of his favorite hobbies are reading, golfing, sharing a glass of bourbon or wine with my friends, St. Louis Cards games, and movies when the weather doesn’t let him get outside. John is a Member at St. Louis Club in Clayton.
John played baseball, basketball and soccer growing up and knows firsthand how much of an impact sports have had on his life. In high school John played golf, also walking-on for one year in college. “To this day I still love to shoot some hoops or get a round of golf in solo, with my dad or with my friends. Sports have helped shape me, and I feel that’s so important to pay forward to the underprivileged youth in the St. Louis Area,” said John.
The Buddy Fund is a charity helping St. Louis area children without regard to race, ethnicity or religion. It was founded in 1962 by St. Louis Sportscaster Buddy Blattner to supply new sports equipment to other charities and organizations that used sports to help redirect and change the lives of at-risk underserved youth, including boys and girls clubs, police athletic leagues, homes for kids, community centers and after school programs.