WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Washington Trust today announced that Kent W. Gladding, of Cranston,
R.I., former senior vice president and chief investment officer of
Citizens Bank, has joined Washington Trust Investors as vice president &
investment officer. Gladding will be responsible for managing investment
portfolios for Washington Trust Wealth Management's clients and is
located at their offices on 68 South Main Street, Providence, RI.
During his tenure at Citizens, Gladding managed the Company's investment
division, with $4.6 billion under management. He also served as
portfolio manager for high net worth and institutional clients.
Gladding, who also served at Fleet Financial Group, has more than 20
years of investment and financial management experience.
Viewed as an industry expert, Gladding has appeared on TV news shows, as
a keynote speaker for numerous conferences, and in publications of
articles on investment topics. He has frequently appeared in Boston
Business Journal articles and as a regular contributor to NBC 10 Weekly
Business Wrap-Up. Gladding has a bachelor's degree in journalism from
Newhouse School, Syracuse University and a master's degree in accounting
from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the CFA Institute
and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is former
chairman of the Child Lead Action in Providence, and is on the board of
directors for VNA of Care New England.
"We are thrilled to have Kent join our Wealth Management team. Times of
great turmoil often present the best opportunities. We are confident
that Kent will be a terrific addition to an already extraordinary team
of investment professionals," said Galan G. Daukas executive vice
president of Washington Trust Wealth Management.
Washington Trust Wealth Management is a division of The
Washington Trust Company, a subsidiary of Washington
Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select, symbol: WASH). With over
$3 billion in assets under management and administration, Washington
Trust Wealth Management is the largest wealth management firm in Rhode
Island and is one of the premier firms in New England. Washington Trust
Wealth Management has offices in Providence, Westerly, and Narragansett,
Rhode Island and Wellesley, MA. Additional information is available on
the Washington Trust Wealth Management web site: http://www.washtrust.com/home/wealth.
A state-chartered bank, Washington Trust offers a full range of
financial services, including business
banking, and wealth
management and trust services, through its offices located in Rhode
Island, southeastern Connecticut and Massachusetts. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.
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Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.