Home Alumni M. Todd Buchanan

Todd joined the Board of Trustees in July 2011 and became a Trustee Emeritus in June 2021. He is a member from the University of Southern Mississippi where he earned a finance degree. He was Eminent Archon and Student Body President as an undergraduate and served as Eminent Supreme Archon and Province Archon as an alumnus. In 2011 he became the 130th member to receive the Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his lifetime of service to SAE. Todd also has a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University and is currently the CEO of World Financial Group, a life insurance distribution giant with 71,000 agents across North America. Prior to this, he was an Army Officer for six years and spent twenty-four years as an executive in the life and retirement business, where he was named Manager of The Year nine times. Todd and his wife live in Tampa, Florida. They have three children. In his free time, Todd enjoys traveling, technology, golfing, and fishing. In addition to serving on the SAE Foundation Board of Trustees, Todd serves on the Reliaquest Bowl Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Vineyard Capital, and Cogent Bank.