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Paul Ferreda will discuss internal and external influences, many of which we are unaware of, when facing decisions with highly uncertain outcomes. He writes thathe plans to " use [his] experience as an investor as a bridge for the audience which hopefully will connect and resonate with their own experiences."


Paul serves as Portfolio Manager and investment committee member for Wilbanks Smith & Thomas, representing the firm out of Richmond, Virginia. Prior to joining WST, he spent over 28 years at Thompson Siegel & Walmsley, where his responsibilities included investment analysis, marketing, client service and portfolio management. Paul began his career at AmSouth Bank, where he spent five years and held similar responsibilities. Paul graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and earned an M.B.A. from Duke University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of CFA Society Virginia.

Paul notes that, "I  have extensive public speaking experience over my 36 year career and believe in adding value to a subject in a thought provoking and entertaining manner."