Kent W. Gladding, CPA

Chief Investment Strategist and Principal Portfolio Manager

Kent is responsible for strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions affecting client assets at Washington Trust Wealth Management. He also chairs the Washington Trust Investment Committee and Equity Committee.


Kent has more than 25 years of experience directly managing mid-cap and large-cap equity funds with local and regional financial institutions. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Kent served as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Citizens Bank Wealth Management.


Kent holds a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

Community Involvement

A Rhode Island resident, Kent is active in his community. He currently 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.