St Albans, Vermont

1 Franklin Park West | Tel. (802) 859-9871

Thomas Bright, CTFA

S.V.P. & Trust Officer
Thomas Bright

Thomas W. Bright is a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer with Community Financial Services Group, LLC based in Newport, Vermont.

Mr. Bright worked as a trust officer, department manager and vice president with Chittenden Bank for seven years until joining CFSG in 2008. He also began his banking career in Vermont with the original Banknorth Group’s Franklin Lamoille Bank in 1988.

In addition to his Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation, Mr. Bright holds an M.B.A. with honors in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also was elected to two national honors societies and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College.

Mr. Bright has also published a range of business articles internationally as well as in the United States and is a columnist and editorial advisor for the ABA Trusts & Investments Magazine which is a national publication in the trust and investment field.

He has lived and worked abroad as a management consultant, is near fluent in French and is originally from Canada.

Sven Kvinlaug

Trust Officer & Investment Advisor
Sven Kvinlaug

Sven Kvinlaug is a Trust Officer and Investment Advisor with Community Financial Services Group, LLC based in South Burlington, Vermont.

Mr. Kvinlaug graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. During his time at Skidmore he played for the varsity soccer team and also started a small business that grew to five employees.

After graduating from college he joined Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor in their Burlington, Vermont office. He was instrumental in forming a comprehensive asset management team to service institutional clients. In 2009, he was invited to open a new branch office in Burlington for Moors & Cabot, a private investment firm based in Boston and one of the oldest private members of the New York Stock Exchange.

Sven enjoys skiing, spending time with his family and participating in various soccer leagues.

Having lived all his life in Vermont, he is pleased to be part of a growing Vermont company that prides itself on exceptional service and unbiased investment and estate planning advice.

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