Nicole Spinelli was named director of the Raymond James Network for Women Advisors, the company said.
She succeeds Karen Julien, branch manager of the Raymond James & Associates Carillon office in St. Petersburg, Fla., who continues to be a member of the network’s advisory council.
Raymond James Financial has 4,523 financial advisors in its independent and retail branches, and 630, or 14%, are women.
“Nicole’s professional background–as well as her thorough understanding of the unique needs faced by women advisors and their clients–means she is very well-prepared to lead the Network,” said Dennis Zank, president of Raymond James & Associates, in a statement on May 26.
“She is passionate about advancing the success of our women advisors through networking and coaching opportunities, and I’m very happy to welcome her to the role of director,” he added.
Spinelli has been part of the network for more than eight years, working with previous directors to develop and coordinate educational programs for the firm’s women financial advisors.