Verna Brand

Verna Brand

Financial Advisor Phelps County Bank Investment Center

Verna Brand, Financial Advisor/Branch Manager, through Raymond James, provides comprehensive financial strategies to accommodate the needs of her clients with considerable investment assets and complex situations. Verna joined the securities industry in 2001 and joined Raymond James in 2002.

Verna has a BS in Business Administration from Columbia College. Verna has earned many designations over the years, such as, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Investment Management Consultant granted through Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting, Wealth Management Specialist, Retirement Income Certified Professional as well as Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor. Verna believes education shows us the importance of hard work and at the same time helps her to grow and develop to better serve her clients.

Verna received the “Woman of Distinction” award presented by Raymond James for her dedication to service and mentorship to other women to help them advance in the securities industry. Verna and her husband, Gary, have lived in St. James for over 30 years. Verna enjoys spending time outside camping, taking UTV rides, and most of all, being with her family.

Verna Brand was named to the 2024 edition of the Forbes list of Best-in-State Top Women Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. This ranking is based upon the period from 9/30/22 to 9/30/23 and was released on 02/08/2024. Research Summary (As of February, 2024) 44,028 nominations were received and approximately 1991 women won based on thresholds. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info.