A. Wesley Graves, VI

Director of Wealth Management

After 50 years as an investment consultant and financial advisor, Wes knows it’s the quality of service provided that builds trusting relationships. He co-founded Graves-Light in 2018 to provide unparalleled service unencumbered by outside influence. Wes is a respected leader and philanthropist in the Shenandoah Valley, having received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bridgewater College and currently chairs the investment committee. He served as a chairman of the Board of Trustees for the James Madison University Foundation and chaired their investment committees, Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society, Massanutten Regional Library, and many other nonprofits. The Rockingham County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in 2013 honoring Wes for his many years of public service, improving healthcare for the community. He has been married to Glenna since 1967. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Education & Accolades:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Roanoke College; was an adjunct faculty member at James Madison University
  • Has received numerous awards, including:
    • J.C. Wheat Community Service Award
    • First Union Securities Community Service Award
    • Multiple Sclerosis Society Silver Hope Award
    • Roanoke College Medal, 2018, the college’s highest honor
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals VA, Shenandoah Chapter Philanthropist of the Year, 2013