Slade Simons Named a 2021 Top Director

December 16, 2021

We are proud to share that Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting announced today that Slade Simons has been selected as a 2020-2021 Top Director for outstanding leadership of the investment services business at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust.

Slade Simons was one of 71 investment services leaders to be singled out for recognition in the first annual Kehrer Bielan Top Director Awards, presented by Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group. Simons qualified as a finalist in the mid-size firms category, which is sponsored by CUNA Brokerage Services.

“The recipients of the 2021 Top Director Awards truly represent the best performers in our community,” commented Peter Bielan, a partner at Kehrer Bielan. “These firms perform at a higher level in the key areas compared to their peers, and they couldn’t have gotten these results without superior leadership. All of this year’s winners should take great pride in having achieved this much-deserved recognition.”

Slade is the Executive Vice President of Gulf Coast Wealth Management and is also the Program Manager for the Investment Management division. He works closely with the LPL Financial Advisors to provide them with the financial planning and investment management resources needed to best serve their clients. 

In addition to managing Gulf Coast Wealth Management, he manages the bank’s investment portfolio and is also the executive responsible for the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company’s Trust Department.

Slade holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and is an LPL Investment Advisor Representative, LPL Registered Representative and General Securities Principal, and a Louisiana Licensed Insurance Agent. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Slade is qualified to provide comprehensive investment advice to individuals and corporations. 

Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Slade!