Securities America has hired William Lavender as regional director of financial institutions. Based in Oklahoma City, Lavender will implement recruiting strategies and will prospect and recruit bank/credit union business ventures. Lavender's previous positions include senior vice president of Nationwide Financial's Retirement Income Institute and vice president of investment sales for InterWest Properties Inc.

Securities America is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors

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