General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 5, 2002

Wayne Wilbanks – Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management Llc

WAYNE F. WILBANKS serves as Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC, and chairs the firm's Investment Committee. Prior to founding the firm, he co- founded a regional investment advisory firm where he served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Research. Mr. Wilbanks has over 20 years of investment experience and extensive training in both the equity and fixed income disciplines. He began his career as futures trader with Clayton Brokerage Company in Chicago and Dallas. He assisted F. Jeffris Elliott in publishing the Elliott Report, a top ranked fundamental and technical market timing service. Mr. Wilbanks is quoted often in numerous news media including Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, Bond Week, Dow Jones News Wire and The Virginian Pilot. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Financial News and has appeared on CNBC's Taking Stock. Mr. Wilbanks graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics with additional study at Georgetown University's Program of Comparative Business at Oxford University in England. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Richmond Society of Financial Analysts. Mr. Wilbanks holds appointed positions on the Treasury Board of the State of Virginia and the Eastern Virginia Medical School Board of Trustees. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Duke University Marine Lab and is an ex-officio member of the Board of visitors of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. Mr. Wilbanks is a member of the Norfolk Academy Board of Visitors. He is also on the Board of the Norfolk Forum. Profile
TWST: Please give us a brief overview of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas and

your responsibilities there.

Mr. Wilbanks: I'm Chief Investment Officer of Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas