Gorham B. “Bunny” Wood
Bunny Wood is President of Pettyjohn, Wood & White and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Wood co-founded Wood & White Investment Advisors, L.L.C. along with Charlie White in 2002, and merged Wood & White with The Pettyjohn Company in January of 2014. Prior to forming Wood & White, Mr. Wood spent nine years as an investment advisor and Vice President with Scott & Stringfellow, Inc. Prior to joining Scott & Stringfellow, he served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with NationsBank Corporation for four years.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Wood is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Virginia and is a past president of the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council. Mr. Wood currently serves on the board of the YMCA of Central VA.
Charles B. White, CFA
Executive Vice President
Charlie White is Executive Vice President of Pettyjohn, Wood & White and has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Mr. White co-founded Wood & White Investment Advisors, L.L.C. along with Bunny Wood in 2002, and merged Wood & White with The Pettyjohn Company in January of 2014 . Prior to forming Wood & White, Mr. White served as Portfolio Manager and Vice President with Bank of America Capital Management. He started his career in the investment business with the Lynchburg-based money management firm of Davidson & Garrard, Inc.
Mr. White is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Virginia, and is a past president of the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council. He is a former trustee of the University of Lynchburg and former chairman of the Lynchburg City School Board. Mr. White is currently president of the board of the Virginia High School League Foundation, and serves on the boards of Randolph College, the Centra Foundation, Spring Hill Cemetery and the Lynchburg chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.
Brian K. Blankinship
Brian Blankinship has over 30 years of experience in the investment, trust and banking industries. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he worked for Wells Fargo Advisors and for BB&T’s Private Bank. A 1984 graduate of James Madison University, Mr. Blankinship is a member of the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council.
Thomas D. Gerhardt
Tom Gerhardt has over 50 years of experience in the investment, trust and banking industries. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, he was a Vice President and Trust officer for Central Fidelity Bank for 36 years. Mr. Gerhardt attended Lynchburg College and currently serves as a trustee on the board of The Williams Home, Inc.
C. Shep Nowlin, III
Shep Nowlin began his career in the investment industry with Wood & White Investment Advisors, L.L.C. in August of 2005. Mr. Nowlin is a 2002 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a concentration in finance. After graduation, Mr. Nowlin played golf professionally for two years on the Golden Bear Golf Tour in Florida. Mr. Nowlin was also employed with Trenzech Corporation, a residential development firm. Mr. Nowlin has served as Treasurer on the boards of the Awareness Garden Foundation and CASA of Central Virginia.