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CHARLESTON, WV -

United Bank has promoted Ryan Owens to vice president and portfolio manager of the bank's Wealth Management Group. He will be responsible for management of trust, private wealth and institutional investment accounts. 

Owens joined United in 2008 as an investment analyst. He is a member of the United Wealth Management Investment Committee and responsible for researching and recommending alternative asset investment strategies and options. 

He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and finance as well as a master's degree in finance. 

A native of Follansbee, he is a graduate of Brooke High School.