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Tom Puentes

Tom A. Puentes has been in the financial services industry since 1985. He is a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, working in Seattle, WA, and Ventura, CA. His clients include family foundations, labor unions, health professionals, executives, Internet entrepreneurs, and business owners across the entire U.S. From 1989 to 2000, Tom hosted a weekly financial show called “Your Money Matters,” on The Business Channel, station KWHY, Los Angeles. He was also the financial correspondent for KADY-TV in Ventura, CA. Tom actively supports many local and national charitable organizations including Pacific Northwest Ballet and PNB School, Seattle Union Gospel Mission, Everett Gospel Mission, Good Cheer food bank in Langley, WA, Starlight Foundation, Beit Tikvah, American Red Cross (Former Board of Directors Member-Ventura CA), Seattle Symphony, Haitian Health Foundation, Hope to Haiti, Metropolitan Opera, Joseph Project, and Seattle Opera. Tom is committed to financially supporting philanthropic causes and has traveled in recent years to support such outreaches in Sri Lanka, Israel, and, most recently, Haiti. Tom is an avid fan of the opera and attends as many operas as possible averaging 12- 15 operas each year in New York, London, and Verona, as well as Seattle. He loves exploring new restaurants, taking in a Seattle Mariners baseball games, attending the ballet, symphony and jazz concerts, sailing, scuba diving, and exploring tropical beaches. Tom finds his greatest pleasure spending time with his grandchildren in the Seattle area and his wife Gretchen, with whom he has been love with since 1986. Tom can be reached at tom.a.puentes@mssb.com or (360) 221-2021.