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Community Trust and Investment Company adds two to its team — Jeffrey Thomison, Keren Salehi


Andy D. Waters, President and CEO of Community Trust and Investment Company (CTIC), is pleased to announce that Jeffrey S. Thomison has joined CTIC’s Wealth and Trust Management team as Vice President, Senior Equity Manager and Strategist and Keren Salehi has joined the team as Vice President, Compliance Officer.

As a key member of the Wealth and Trust Management team, Thomison is responsible for managing the overall equity strategy, including analyzing individual common stocks, mutual funds, and fixed income securities. In addition, he will manage individual portfolios according to our clients’ objectives. His office is located at 100 East Vine Street in downtown Lexington.

Jeff Thomison

With over 30 years of experience in the equity arena, Jeff will be an integral part of the leadership of our investment department.

Andy D. Waters says, “Mr. Thomison brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to Community Trust and Investment Company. We are looking forward to the opportunity to introduce him to our current and future clients, as we feel Jeff is a great complement to our existing investment team.”

Thomison earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from the University of Kentucky with a major in finance and a minor in mathematics. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®), which is the highest designation one can receive in the financial industry. He also holds his Series 7, 16, 63, 65, 86, and 87 licenses.

He has gained regional and national attention for his credentials. He has been featured in publications such as Ticker, BuySide, and Wall Street Transcript and has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He is also a 4-time winner of Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street national stock-picking award.

He grew up in Madisonville, currently resides in Louisville, and plans to move to Lexington. He is actively involved in the community and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Keren Salehi

As a key member of the Wealth and Trust Management team, Keren Salehi is responsible for overseeing compliance functions. Her office is located at 100 East Vine Street in downtown Lexington.

She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting from Midway College (now Midway University) in Midway.

Keren is a designated Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMLS) and a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS). She has several years of experience in the compliance industry and was previously employed with the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions.

Keren enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., with assets of $4.2 billion, is headquartered in Pikeville and has 79 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central, and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, three banking locations in Tennessee, four trust and investment offices across Kentucky, and one trust and investment office in Tennessee.

Community Trust and Investment Company (CTIC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. CTIC is one of the largest independent trust companies in Kentucky with assets of $2.4 billion. The Wealth and Trust Management (WTM) team is a business unit of CTIC.


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