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Linda S. Van Pelt

Linda S. Van Pelt
Complex Administrative Manager

Linda is a competent, motivated operations and administrations professional who assists the branch manager with the overall efficiency and management of the branch. Linda began her career in the financial services industry in 1981 in West Virginia with E.F. Hutton.

She attended both West Virginia University and Marshall University, majoring in finance. After completing her studies, Linda secured a position as the branch manager's assistant in the local Hutton branch.

In 1984, Linda accepted an opportunity to become an assistant wholesaler with Hall Financial Group, a real estate syndicator, in Florida. She worked as a wholesaler until 1988 when she joined Thomson McKinnon Securities' branch office in Tampa. When Thomson was acquired by Prudential Securities in 1989, Linda was instrumental in merging the two local offices. Linda continued to work in various management and sales roles within Prudential until it was subsequently acquired by Wachovia Securities.

After experiencing her second firm merger in the industry, Linda decided to seek further career growth by joining the Tampa branch of Raymond James in 2005. Since joining Raymond James, Linda has obtained Series 9 and 10 licenses, and has responsibility for many of the branch's key operational and administrative duties. Linda was promoted to branch operations manager in 2006†. Linda resides in Riverview, Florida, with her husband Jim and her son, Chris. Linda is the mother of two stepchildren, Jeremy and Jeff, who have given her two beautiful grandsons to enjoy.

† and promoted to Branch Administrative Manager in january 2015