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Kent W. Gladding, CPA
Director of Investments


Kent joined Washington Trust Investors in 2009, coming from his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at RBS Citizens Bank Wealth Management. He joined RBS as Financial Principal and Treasurer of Citizens Investment Services, Inc., and subsequently served as Director of Investment Research and Regional Manager for Institutional and High-Net Worth clients in southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Kent has over 15 years of experience directly managing mid-cap and large-cap equity funds.

Viewed as an industry expert, Kent has appeared on TV news shows, as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, and has written numerous articles on investment topics for publications such as the Boston Business Journal. He has a B.S. in Journalism from Syracuse University, and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Providence Society of Financial Analysts.

Kent is the President of the VNA Care New England Foundation, Chair of the CNE Investment Committee, and a member of the CNE Governance Committee. He is former Chair of the Child Lead Action Project, and a former Treasurer of the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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