Lyle joins Warren & Brannen

Published 6:43 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011

KEITH LYLE, center, recently joined the Warren & Brannen Company as its new vice president. He is joined by registered principal, Jim Warren, left, and registered principal Hal Brannen, right.

Keith Lyle joined the Warren & Brannen Company on Monday as its new vice president.

Lyle, a former Chamber of Commerce chairman, had previously been a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He joins an independent investment firm that has been in business since Jim Warren first opened an office in Bainbridge in 1990.

“I’m real excited,” Lyle said. “This is a good firm with a strong reputation and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.”

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Warren and Hal Brannen are the registered principals in the firm, which has its offices at 526 W. Broughton St. in Bainbridge. Brannen joined the company in 2001.

“We’ve had the opportunity to watch Keith’s progress in the financial world and we’re excited he has joined us,” Brannen said. “What I’m most excited about, though, is Keith’s work ethic and passion for his community.”

In addition to his extensive work with the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Lyle currently serves as vice chairman of the Development Authority of Bainbridge-Decatur County, and is a member of the Bainbridge Rotary Club and the Bainbridge Lions Club. He is also the color commentator for Bainbridge High School football radio broadcasts.

“This company is committed to our community,” Warren said. “We have an office right here in town if you have a problem. You don’t need to call someone in a major city.”

Brannen said the firm now has “90 years of experience in the financial services industry” among its three financial advisors.

“Our clients can now have the advice and expertise of three different viewpoints,” he said. “We think that’s a benefit to our clients, and it allows for a high level of service.”

Warren also agreed that having different viewpoints would be beneficial to customers.

“I feel we complement each other very well,” he said.