Bryan Vowels, CFP®, CFA®

Managing Director - Branch Manager

Bryan has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years and is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University, as well as the University of Arkansas, where he earned his MBA.  Before joining A.G.Edwards, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, he served as Senior Vice President and Investment Manager for a community bank. He also worked as a national bank examiner for the U.S. Treasury Department.

He holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) certifications.  Bryan was named Outstanding Alumni from MSSU in 2012.   He also earned a ranking on the 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors by Forbes Magazine.

Bryan also serves as Branch Manager for the Joplin Wells Fargo Advisors Office.  In 2011 and 2014, he was named one of the top 100 branch managers in the country by OnWallStreet.

Bryan and his wife Leticia have been active in the Joplin community since returning to the area in 2001.  They both helped start the Aspire Scholarship Program that provides scholarships for single parents seeking a career-oriented degree.  Bryan has coached soccer in the area the past 15 years and also helped start Rebuild Joplin after the tornado devastated the community in 2011.  He is past President of the United Way of SW Missouri and the Bright Futures USA Board.  He currently serves on the MSSU Foundation, Bright Futures Joplin, and Community Foundation of the Ozarks Joplin Board of Directors.   Bryan loves to golf, fish and travel.  Leticia, Bryan and their three children are on a quest to see all fifty states. 
Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.
OnWallStreet Ranking based on nominations from peers and firms. Nominees are evaluated on leadership; their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors and dedications to superior client service. Winners are chosen by a panel of independent judges. The award is not reflective of past investment performance or of client satisfaction.


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