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Eric Ballenger
Senior Vice President - Investment Officer
A perennial student of the capital markets and someone with a strong desire to help others, Eric Ballenger found a perfect fit in the financial services industry. Since 1991 he has been providing investment advice to clients, including individuals, families and businesses. 

Eric focuses on creating specific investment planning strategies for clients at Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors enabling them to discover and pursue their financial potential. By listening to and working closely with clients, Eric gains detailed knowledge of their individual situations to develop the appropriate asset allocation strategies, which help serve as the cornerstone to their long-term planning.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hanover College and was recently awarded Hanover College’s Alumni Achievement Award. In March 2009, Eric and his team joined Wells Fargo Advisors to take advantage of the firm’s resources on behalf of his clients.

Eric has been a regular contributor to the local media, providing commentary on financial markets. He has also been seen on all three of Louisville, Kentucky’s broadcast television stations commenting on market developments. 

Eric has a long record of community service with participation on numerous boards and foundations including serving as the President of the Greater Clark Schools Education Foundation Board since its inception in 1999. He has also served on the Clark Memorial Hospital Foundation Board for more than seven years.

Eric’s hobbies include golf, water sports and fitness training. He recently ended a 32 year run of officiating college basketball at the Division 1, 2 and 3 levels.  He is married to Jeffersonville native, Leslie, and they have three wonderful children and several grandchildren.