Raymond James says Jeff Dowdle, president of the firm’s Asset Management Group, is now its chief administrative officer. Also, Jodi Perry — who recently was tapped as president of the Independent Contractor Division — has been approved by the firm’s board to join its Executive Committee.
The news comes two months after St. Petersburg, Florida-based Raymond James named Scott Curtis as head of the Private Client Group, which includes employee and independent advisors.
“With decades of experience at Raymond James, Jeff and Jodi bring informed and diverse perspectives to their respective new roles, and I’m confident they’ll make significant incremental contributions to the firm’s steady growth,” CEO and Chairman Paul Reilly said in a statement.
Dowdle oversees the firm’s investment management subsidiaries and fee-based advisory programs. He has been with the firm for 27 years and earlier served as president of the Asset Management Services division and senior vice president of the employee channel, Raymond James & Associates, which is led by Tash Elwyn.