Kent W. Gladding was elected to the VNA of Care New England Board of Trustees in 2009 and served as its chair as well as on the Executive, Strategic Planning and Nominating committees. He is chair of the Care New England Investment Committee and a member of its Compensation and Governance and Nominating committees. He is director of investments and chief strategist for Washington Trust Investors, where he also chairs the Equity Income Strategy Committee. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and chief investment officer at RBS Citizens Bank and as an analyst for Fleet Capital Markets. He is the former board chair for the Child Lead Action Project in Providence. He earned a degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a master’s in accounting from URI. He is a CPA and a member of the CFA Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.