Malcolm H. Liles


Gamma–Georgia ’71

Malcolm attended Valdosta State where he played varsity basketball and was the Number I of the Knights of Arlington, a local fraternity that later became Delta Rho Chapter. He transferred to the University of Georgia and was initiated by the Gamma Chapter and served as Number III. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Terry School of Business at UGA.

Malcolm has long supported KA as a volunteer at the local level, serving on the Gamma Chapter House Corporation during a n campaign to build a new house. He was instrumental in establishing the Knights of Arlington Scholarship through the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation (KAOEF) which is awarded annually to a member of Delta Rho Chapter. In 2012, Malcolm was elected to the KAOEF Board of Trustees where he served for two terms. During his time on the Board he served on the Scholarship Committee, the Audit Committee, and chaired the Investment Committee while serving as Treasurer.

At the 78th Convention in 2019, in New Orleans, he was elected to the Executive Council. He continues to serve on the Investment Committee for Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

Malcolm is a member of the Hardeman and Feller Courts of Honor. He is a member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society, the Loyal Order, Forever KA, and is a member of the 1865 Trust.

In Malcolm’s professional career, he serves as a managing partner for the Liles Group at Baird Financial. He’s responsible for the oversight of all the wealth management strategies implemented for his clients. He’s been named one of America’s top financial advisors by Barron’s for 11 years in a row. The National Business Journal recognized him as one of their power leaders in finance in each of the past five years.

Malcolm is active in the Nashville, Tennessee, community, having served on numerous boards. He currently sits on the boards of the Arthur and Sylvia Lee Educational Foundation and the Oak Hills School.

Malcolm has been married to his wife Cookie for 46 years, and they have two twin sons, who are both KA alumni and work alongside Malcolm. He has six grandchildren and is an elder in the Presbyterian church in Nashville.