James D. Weddle – Chief Executive Officer of Jones Financial Companies, L.L.L.P – Email Address

Mr. James D. Weddle, also known as Jim, has been Managing Partner of the Jones Financial Companies , L.L.L.P since January 2006 and serves as its serves as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weddle has been Managing Partner of Edward D. Jones Co., LP since November 2006. He is responsible for all Branch Administration, including IR compensation and recognition, branch facilities and the identification and development of future management talent from the Edward Jones sales force.

He began his career at Edward Jones in 1976 as an intern working part time in the Research Department. He moved to Connersville, Ind., to establish the Edward Jones's 200th branch. In 1981, he became a limited partner and in 1984 moved to St. Louis to assume a role in Sales Training. A year later, he assumed responsibility for Mutual Fund Sales and Marketing, and he continued in this capacity for the next four years.

In 1986, Mr. Weddle was named to the Edward Jones's Management Committee, and in 1989, he moved to Branch Administration and became the area leader responsible for developing the entire East Coast, one of the Edward Jones's key targeted growth areas.

He serves as Director at BJC Health System, Inc. He served as a Director of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He serves as a Member of Board of Governors at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. He also serves as a board president for Focus St. Louis and is a member of the board of the Daniel Webster Society at Webster University. He was a member of the board of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. Mr. Weddle served as a Trustee of Wharton School Securities Industry Institute from 1989 to 1993 and served on the Continuing Education Committee of the Securities Industry Association from 1994 to 1996.

He received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in 1975 and M.B.A. from the Washington University in 1977. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's Securities Industry Institute in 1988.

Edward D. Jones Co., L.P., since 1995 simplified as Edward Jones[1] is a financial services firm headquartered in Des Peres, Missouri, United States and serves investment clients in the U.S. and Canada, through its branch network of more than 12,000 locations and currently have relationships with nearly 7 million clients worldwide.[2] The firm focuses solely on individual investors and small-business owners. Edward Jones is a subsidiary[3] of The Jones Financial Companies, L.L.L.P., a limited liability limited partnership owned only by its employees and retired employees and is not publicly traded.[4][5]

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