James D. Weddle is a former managing partner of Edward Jones Investments. He joined the firm as an intern while earning his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis when he was hired in 1976 as a part-time intern in the firm’s Research department. After completing his MBA, Weddle left Research to become a financial adviser in Connersville, Indiana. He opened the firm’s 200th branch. In 1984, Weddle was named a principal in the firm and moved back to St. Louis, Missouri, where he assumed a series of responsibilities, including one of the firm’s largest areas, Mutual Fund Sales and Marketing. He is a graduate of DePauw University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Weddle is a member of the University of Missouri Chancellor's Council, the Washington University Olin School of Business National Council, the Webster University Board of Trustees, President of the Board of The United Way Of Greater St. Louis, a member of the Board of Governors for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and a past board member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.