Baird Adds Industry Veteran Jody McAuley in Charleston

Charleston, S.C., April 7, 2014

Jody McAuley
Jody McAuley

Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added industry veteran Joseph “Jody” H. McAuley Jr. to its Charleston, S.C., wealth management office as Senior Vice President, Branch Manager. In addition to managing the office, McAuley will serve as a financial advisor focusing on the needs of high-net-worth families and institutional equity clients. Charles “Bucky” W. Knowlton Jr., who previously served as branch manager, will continue to serve clients and grow his business as a Baird financial advisor in Charleston.

McAuley began his career in the financial industry in 1997 with the former A.G. Edwards & Sons and remained there through mergers with Wachovia Securities and Wells Fargo, where he joins from now and was most recently a Senior Vice President-Investments. He was a branch manager at Wachovia and A.G. Edwards. McAuley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina and lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with his wife Chloe and their two children.

“With more than 15 years of industry experience in the Carolinas, his proven leadership ability and a strong commitment to excellent client service, Jody is well-positioned to manage our Charleston office,” said Bill Johnson, Regional Director for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “We offer our sincere thanks to Bucky for his excellent leadership and dedication as founding branch manager and look forward to many years of him serving clients as a valued member of the Baird team in Charleston.”

Baird has added more than 325 Financial Advisors and Branch Managers to its Private Wealth Management group since the beginning of 2009, the vast majority of whom are industry veterans. Beyond adding talent, Baird has opened wealth management offices in markets including Denver; Lake Norman, N.C.; Sarasota, Fla.; Portland, Maine; Salt Lake City; Houston and Fort Worth, Texas; and Portland, Ore.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,900 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $100 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

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Nick Herff
Baird Public Relations
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