Business Development Team

The Business Development team is committed to providing solutions to existing and prospective clients' investment and retirement needs.
 
Meet our Business Development Team:
Matthew R. Galbraith - Vice President, Investment Sales Officer
Roger Smith - Vice President, Investment Sales Officer
Elizabeth Kip - Marketing & Advertising Coordinator 
Bethany Stanko - Sales Coordinator
Matt Galbraith, Vice President of Business Development.
Matthew R. Galbraith
Vice President
Investment Sales Officer
 

859.389.5300
Matt joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2015 as Vice President, Investment Sales Officer. As a key member of the Business Development team, he is responsible for initiating new relationships with high net worth individuals and institutions for actively managed fee-based business. He works with prospects and new clients of WTM's team and also initiates relationships with external partners such as CPAs, attorneys and other individuals that enhance our business development efforts. As a licensed life insurance agent, Matt also offers wealth insurance solutions to new and existing Community Trust clients.
Matt has more than thirteen years of experience in the banking industry, eleven of which are in the wealth management industry. He has a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Kentucky. He is a Board Member of the Hope Center and the One Parent Scholar House, and a member of the Nicholasville Planning and Zoning Commission. 
Matt grew up in Paris, KY and currently resides in Nicholasville, KY with his family.
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Roger Smith, Vice President and Investment Sales Officer for Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management.
Roger Smith
Vice President
Investment Sales Officer
 

606.437.3292

Roger joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in January 2019 as Vice President, Investment Sales Officer. As a key member of the Business Development team, he is responsible for initiating new relationships with high net worth individuals and institutions for actively managed fee-based business. He works with prospects and new clients of WTM's team and also initiates relationships with external partners such as CPAs, attorneys and other individuals that enhance our business development efforts.

Roger has more than twenty years of experience in the wealth management industry. Prior to joining WTM, he was a Financial Consultant for Community Trust Financial Services, CTIC's other business unit. He is a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Chartered Life Underwriter®, and an Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM.

Roger earned his Bachelor’s of Universal Studies degree in business from Morehead State University. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of the Cumberlands.

Roger grew up in Letcher, KY and currently resides in Pikeville, KY with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading, traveling, and walking.

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Headshot of employee Liz Kep in a black suit jacket and silver shirt with green trees.
Elizabeth Kip
Marketing & Advertising Coordinator
 

859.389.5300
Liz joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2015. As a key member of WTM, Liz's responsibilities include creating and delivering marketing and advertising ideas and strategies for CTIC. Liz also represents WTM in civic and community activities and works with Community Trust Bank's Marketing Division to ensure a cohesive strategy.
Prior to joining WTM, Liz worked as the Manager of Community Philanthropy at Blue Grass Community Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Liz grew up in Columbus, OH and now lives in Lexington, KY. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading and music.
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Bethany Stanko, Sales Coordinator for Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management.
Bethany Stanko
Sales Coordinator

 
859.389.5300
Bethany joined CTIC's Wealth and Trust Management family in 2010. In 2013, she expanded her role and became the Sales Coordinator for our Business Development team. Bethany's responsibilities include direct sales support for the Business Development team, financial and sales reporting, planning and implementing marketing and advertising initiatives, client event coordination, and developing ideas to enhance our sales and client experiences.  Bethany has developed a strong administrative, customer service and project management background since 1999. Prior to joining WTM, Bethany worked in Cleveland, OH for OfficeMax, Inc. as an Executive Assistant and for Bucholtz Consulting, LLC as a Client Service Specialist. Bethany is currently attending Asbury University.
Bethany enjoys volunteering through her church as well as Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and Help Portraits. She is passionate about mission work and investing in the lives of children.
Bethany grew up in Canton, OH and now lives in Lexington, KY. She loves reading, art, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
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