Joyner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors in economics in 1992 and a master of accounting in 1993. He earned an MBA with distinction from Wake Forest University in 1998. Before joining Salem, Joyner was a portfolio manager at Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo business, providing wealth management services to ultra-high net worth families for 11 years. Joyner has over 20 years of investment experience, including positions in portfolio management, fixed income, investment banking, and public accounting. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994 and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1999. He currently serves on the board of CFA Society North Carolina, an association of over 1,300 investment professionals. Joyner is an active volunteer in the community and currently serves as the vice-chairman of his church’s investment committee.