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Investment Professionals

  • W. Bates Chappell

    W. Bates Chappell

    Mr. Chappell has over 30 years of experience in investments and portfolio management. With an extensive background in trusts and estates, Mr. Chappell is well versed in the areas of wealth management and wealth preservation. Before joining Kanawha he spent 16 years with Capitoline Investment Services, Inc./Crestar Bank where he managed large individual, endowment, and corporate accounts. His investment career began in 1968 as an investment broker. Mr. Chappell is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, (B.S., 1964) and he performed graduate studies at the University of Richmond.

  • Thomas K. Garner

    Thomas K. Garner, CFA, CFP®

    Mr. Garner has extensive experience in investments and personal financial planning. He began his career as a Financial Consultant with Salomon Smith Barney in 1998. Before joining Kanawha, he also served as an Investment Specialist with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and an Investment Consultant with SunTrust Investment Services. Mr. Garner has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Kevin S. Seay

    Kevin S. Seay, CFP®

    Mr. Seay has extensive experience in personal financial planning and investments. He began his investment career with The Trust Company of Virginia, where he managed municipal bond portfolios for high net worth clients. Immediately prior to his association with Kanawha, Mr. Seay was a Vice President at SunTrust Private Wealth Management, developing client solutions in the areas of financial and retirement planning, insurance, estate, and income tax evaluation. He has also held positions at both regional and national brokerage firms. Mr. Seay is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College (B.A., Economics/Business, 2003) and completed further studies in international economics at Wroxton College in Banbury, England. Additionally, he has earned the professional designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

  • Christopher J. Singleton

    Christopher J. Singleton, CFA

    Mr. Singleton has more than 15 years experience in finance and investments. Before joining Kanawha, he was Vice President and Equity Analyst with Crestar Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst with Boys, Arnold & Company, a North Carolina investment advisory firm. Mr. Singleton also spent several years as an Economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia (1986) and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995).

  • Richard S. Williford

    Richard S. Williford, CFA

    Mr. Williford began his investment career in 1981 after receiving a B.S. with Distinction from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Before joining Kanawha in 1991, he managed large corporate, individual, and endowment portfolios as Vice President at Capitoline Investment Services, Inc./Crestar Bank. Previously, he was Vice President, Equity Investment Strategy at Wheat, First Securities where he was responsible for the formulation and articulation of strategy to a retail sales force of 450 account executives.