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Deborah L. Wetzel

Senior Vice President, Client Advisor Manager

Reno Office


Deborah has been a Senior Vice President, Client Advisor Manager in Whittier Trust's Nevada office for more than 17 years, working with high net worth individuals, families and private foundations. In that role, she serves as relationship manager for trust and agency/ investment accounts, working with clients in more than a dozen states on their estate, financial and tax planning matters. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Whittier Trust Company of Nevada.


Prior to joining Whittier Trust, Deborah was a Vice President with Valley Bank of Nevada and Bank of America Nevada's Financial Management & Trust Services group. Prior to working in the financial services industry, she was a television news anchor and reporter with network affiliated stations in Reno and Sacramento, California.


Deborah received her Bachelor's degree (with honors) from California State University, Sacramento. She is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute's Personal Trust and Graduate Trust Schools and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA™) designation. Deborah also was recently certified as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP©) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She is currently a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northern Nevada and the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and serves on the Planned Giving Advisory group of the Nevada Museum of Art. Deborah has been actively involved with a number of civic and philanthropic organizations; she recently served on the Board of Directors of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and was President of the Nevada Humane Society.