• Merry Bagwell

    First Vice President, Investments

Merry is dedicated to helping her clients live productive and confident lives as they move through their retirement years. She understands the crucial role that honest and open investment advice plays in helping them define, pursue and potentially achieve their retirement goals.

Her small-town upbringing is evident in the way she cares for and relates to people. They trust and confide in her, and appreciate the diligence and devotion she applies to every aspect of their financial lives.

Before joining Raymond James in July 2015, Merry served as a First Vice President and Investment Officer at Wells Fargo Advisors, a Financial Advisor at Wachovia Securities, and a Financial Consultant at A.G. Edwards & Sons.

Earlier in her career, she worked at Keebler Company for 23 years in various capacities, from Sales Representative to Regional Sales Director. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Speech from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Merry is a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Alliance, and a past member of Mid-Cities Optimist Club, where she was two-time “Optimist of the Year.”

Merry was raised with her four brothers on a dairy farm in Riley Township, Ohio, moved to Texas in 1981, and has lived in Colleyville since 1989. She has two daughters, Heather and Ashley, and four grandchildren, Breckan, Cheryl, Brooklynn and Gage.

In her free time, Merry enjoys working out, reading, watching old movies, rooting for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, running the occasional 5k or 10k race, and spending time with her family and friends. She is an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Hurst, where she sings in the choir and does volunteer work.