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Members of the Busey Wealth Management Metro East team are (front, from left) Chris Jordan, Alicia Strohmeier, Kelly Ruth Fuqua, Gail Washenko, Joann Barton, Lisa Hock, Mary Potthast, Marley Hitchye; (back, from left) Bradley Sauer, Kathleen Vogt, Kevin Doak, Renea Harbert, Nick Suess, Michael Hungerford, Kim Haas and Will Rankin.

Busey Wealth Management has expanded services in the Metro East while adding new team members to help serve the needs of clients throughout Madison, St. Clair and surrounding counties.

Headquartered in downtown Edwardsville, Busey’s Metro East wealth management team now features 16 dedicated professionals with more than 150 years of combined financial planning, administration and investment experience and 11 top-tier professional designations.

We’ve added a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to the team,” said Joann Barton, a lifelong Edwardsville resident who oversees the Metro East wealth management team as senior vice president-director of fiduciary services. “These professionals offer a wealth of knowledge and real-worldcapabilities to provide clients trusted advice and tailored solutions to serve their needs, whatever they may be.”

Renea Harbert joined Busey’s Metro East team earlier this year as director of estate settlement. Harbert has more than 24 years of experience and holds juris doctorate and master of laws in taxation degrees. Additionally, Ag Services is now available in the Edwardsville office, led by Nick Suess and backed by a team of professional farm managers dedicated to helping clients compete and grow in the agribusiness industry.

Barton said the team is also excited about the addition of Christopher Jordan as the new investment portfolio manager. Jordan brings more than 22 years of experience to the position and holds chartered financial analyst, certified financial planner, chartered alternative investment analyst and financial risk manager designations.

With expanded services and new advisers, Busey’s Metro East wealth management team has experience and expertise in all areas of financial management including asset management, financial and investment analysis, estate and tax planning, insurance review, private banking and fiduciary services to individuals, municipalities, public entities, businesses, not-for-profits and foundations. Busey’s open architecture digital platform offers clients a full spectrum of tailored solutions while an in-house investment team gives them flexibility and control of their financial future. In addition, Busey’s exclusive Private Client banking offers a full range of financial services, allowing clients to consolidate assets at one convenient location by building a team of local professionals to handle all the clients’ financial needs.

According to Barton, in addition to experienced advisers and a full spectrum of services, Busey Wealth Management’s approach to serving clients puts it in a unique position locally.

We take a true team approach,” she said. “Our clients in the Metro East not only have access to our team of local advisers, but also to an entire network of qualified advisers, investment professionals and specialists who are dedicated to addressing their wealth management challenges. Our approach allows us to propose new ideas and provide truly customizable solutions to serve clients’ unique lifestyles and goals.”

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