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Wilmington Trust expands wealth advisory services business


Wilmington Trust, a US wealth management company, has added D. Jack Sawyer Jr., Michael A. Mohr and Todd A. Tautfest to fill senior roles in the company’s wealth advisory services business in the Southeast region.

Sawyer has been named managing director and president of the Southeast region for Wilmington Trust FSB. In this role, he will lead the company’s wealth management business in the region, overseeing the delivery of Wilmington Trust’s services for high-net-worth individuals and families.

In addition to Sawyer, Wilmington Trust FSB has hired Mohr, managing director and head of investment advisory activities for the Southeast region, and Tautfest, managing director and head of business development in the region.

All three join the company from the Atlanta office of a major financial services firm.

"In Jack, Michael, and Todd, we have added a pre-eminent group of wealth advisors to our strong team in the region," says Mark A. Graham, executive vice president of Wilmington Trust and head of wealth advisory services. "Their experience, leadership, and talent will be major assets for our clients and their professional advisors as we work to help protect and grow our clients’ wealth."

Earlier in his career, Sawyer was a founding principal of The Arden Group, Atlanta’s first private fiduciary firm. Sawyer is active in many community organisations and currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Georgia Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Open Hand, an Atlanta organisation providing home-delivered meals and nutrition education for people suffering chronic disease, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Zoo Atlanta.

Mohr was a founding principal of The Arden Group and a portfolio manager with SunTrust Bank. He is a member of the finance council and the investment committee of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and is a member of the board of Eagle Ranch Children’s Home, which provides a home, schooling, and counseling for children in crisis.

Tautfest brings more than 19 years of industry experience to his position at Wilmington Trust. Earlier in his career, he worked in South Florida for Sanford C. Bernstein and J.P. Morgan. He is a member of the board of directors for Open Hand and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He is also a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.

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