Mr. Avent is the Managing Director of Wealth Management at American Trust Company. He has been with the company for 16 years.

He has over 22 years of investment experience creating, implementing and monitoring high level solutions for wealth management clients.

Mr. Avent received a BBA in Finance and a BS in Economics from the University of Kentucky’s Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1998. Mr. Avent has been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies and the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

He is responsible for the coordination and management of the strategic planning, budgeting, ongoing operations, and productivity for the Wealth Management division. As a member of the Trust Investment Committee, he participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.

Mr. Avent serves on the boards of Traditional Bank and First Tee of Greater Lexington and was a member of the 2012-2013 Central KY Leadership Class.

Mr. Avent lives in Lexington and has two children with his wife of over 23 years. He enjoys mentoring in the Amachi program, playing golf, water sports, reading, spending time with family and an avid fan of UK football and basketball.