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Raymond James Executive to Address Springfield Clients, Dignitaries

SPRINGFIELD — Raymond James announced an open-house event for clients and local dignitaries in Springfield featuring guest speaker Tash Elwyn, president of Raymond James & Associates (RJA) Private Client Group, the financial-services firm’s traditional employee broker/dealer.

The invitation-only event will take place Thursday, July 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Raymond James’ new office, 1500 Main St., Suite 1700. The event will be catered by the Log Cabin.

Since his appointment as president in 2012, Elwyn has focused on expanding the firm’s retail wealth-management presence in the western, northeastern, and midwestern states, including Springfield as a market with substantial opportunity for economic growth. His speech will follow one by DevelopSpringfield President and CEO Jay Minkarah.

“We are thrilled to bring together some of the brightest minds in wealth management and economic development,” said Vincent Petrangelo, branch manager and associate vice president of Investments at the Springfield office of Raymond James. “The power and expertise behind the Raymond James name extends around the globe, but the leadership is never out of reach. This event a is unique way for our clients to hear about the opportunity in Springfield from a Raymond James executive while also speaking with local advisers and hearing about what DevelopSpringfield is doing to support our shared goal — improving the economic climate and prosperity for those in our region.”

Elwyn is widely recognized for his expertise and leadership and is regularly sought out for commentary about financial matters and wealth management. Prior to being appointed to his current position, he served for five years as divisional director, senior vice president of the Atlantic Division of RJA. In addition to his role as president, he was also recently elected to the board of Raymond James Trust Co.

Elwyn earned a bachelor’s degree political science from Emory University in 1993 and started at Raymond James as a financial-advisor trainee that same year. Born in Boston, he later moved to Stone Mountain, Ga., and now resides in Florida with his wife and two children. He is active in his local community, supporting the University of South Florida Corporate Mentor Program and serving as a board member for the St. Petersburg Opera.

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