Smith Thornton Promotions Announcement

Smith Thornton Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce the following promotions for key personnel.  

Donna Ryberg has been promoted to Branch Manager.  She succeeds Rick Smith in this responsibility.  Rick continues in his role as Financial Advisor. In addition to Donna’s long-standing responsibilities as our chief administrative officer, she is now responsible for the practice’s compliance and regulatory effort as well.  She will work closely with compliance and audit professionals at the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, our affiliated broker dealer.  Donna graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Finance.  She has worked in banking, trust and investments her entire career.  She is Series 7, 8, 63 and 65 registered.  Donna has been an important part of Smith Thornton Advisors since the practice opened in September, 2011.   Donna is married to Tim Ryberg.  They have two children, Nikki and Daniel.

We are also pleased to announce that Will Smith is now a shareholder in Smith Thornton Advisors, LLC.  He has been promoted to Partner in the practice.  Will joined the practice in October, 2012. He continues to serve as a portfolio administrator for our discretionary accounts and leads our effort in asset allocation strategies for balanced and equity accounts.  Will graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Masters’ Degree of Science in Finance.  Will holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in addition to Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations.   He is married with one daughter.  

Both Donna and Will have been instrumental in Smith Thornton Advisors’ continued growth and success.  In addition to working in the best interests of our clients, they are  active in community service and volunteer their time supporting various not-for-profit agencies in the area.   We congratulate them on their expanded roles at Smith Thornton.

Smith Thornton Advisors, LLC

Rick Smith and Steve Thornton

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