Columbia Office Information

720 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: (573) 874-8490

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Arthur Blackman

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

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Art has worked in the financial services industry for more than 27 years. Prior to joining Central Trust Company, he worked for investment fund companies based in New York and Washington D.C., serving in the role of Vice President. Additionally, Art has extensive experience in Investor Relations and Account Management roles. Art began his career as CEO and President of a Kansas City based Athletic Equipment Manufacturing Corporation where he oversaw financial reporting, worked with equity investors, and continuously negotiated lines of credit, financing, and term loans to best serve the company.

Art’s primary role at Central Trust Company is to work with clients to structure and manage customized investment portfolios to meet the client’s individual needs and goals.

Education & Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, Columbia University Graduate School of Business – New York
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire

Interests & Activities

Outside of the office, Art enjoys spending time on the golf course, practicing yoga, and hiking in the mountains of Colorado, as well as spending time with his wife and two children.

Our Columbia Team


Amber Myers, CTFA, CISP

Vice President & Relationship Manager

Arthur Blackman

Vice President & Portfolio Manager
Bryan Alee

Bryan Allee, J.D.

Executive Vice President & Chief Fiduciary Officer

Chris Watkins, J.D.

Vice President & Relationship Manager
Dave Stepanek

Dave Stepanek

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Denny Lachcik, MBA

Vice President & Portfolio Manager

Elizabeth A. Naylor, CTFA

Relationship Manager & Fiduciary Services

Greg Berg, CFA, CAIA, MBA

Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager
Greg Jones

Greg Jones, J.D.

Senior Vice President & Relationship Manager

John Bailey, CFP®

Senior Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor
John Stringer

John Stringer, CFP®, CTFA

Assistant Vice President & Relationship Manager

Julie Firmand, CRPP™, AIF®

Retirement Services Officer

Keith Schawo, CTFA

Executive Vice President & Columbia Market Executive
Kim Schwend

Kim Schwend, CISP

Assistant Vice President & Relationship Manager

Sarah Hanneken, CTFA

Vice President & Relationship Manager

Steven Jeffrey, CFP®, CIMA®, MBA

Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager
Teresa Douglass

Teresa Douglass, J.D., LLM, CPA

Senior Vice President & Senior Fiduciary Officer