Kent W. Gladding, CPA

Chief Investment Strategist and Principal Portfolio Manager


As Chief Investment Strategist, Kent is responsible for strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions affecting client assets. He also chairs the Washington Trust Equity Income Strategy. Kent regularly appears on television news broadcasts and at industry conferences as a speaker and panelist


Kent has been with Washington Trust since 2009, coming from his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Citizens Bank Wealth Management. While at Citizens, he also served as Financial Principal and Treasurer of Citizens Investment Services, Inc., and Director of Investment Research and Regional Manager for Institutional and High-Net Worth clients in southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Kent has over 25 years of experience directly managing mid-cap and large-cap equity funds.


B.S. in Journalism from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.


Mr. Gladding serves as President of the VNA Care New England Foundation, Chair of the CNE Investment Committee, and is a member of the CNE Governance Committee. He is former Chair of the Child Lead Action Project, and a former Treasurer of the First Unitarian Church of Providence.