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Rita Abernathy

Rita Abernathy

Market Administrative Assistant

Rita is a Market Administrative Assistant at the Waddell & Reed Ohio Valley Market office in Indianapolis, IN. Rita has been with Waddell & Reed since 1983 in support roles at the Memphis, TN, Indianapolis, IN, and Oak Brook, IL offices. Her focus has been as a liaison for advisors and the corporate offices to ensure advisor practices run more smoothly and develop quicker. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed, Rita worked in the Public Relations Department at FedEx corporate headquarters in Memphis, TN. Having grown up in Southeast Missouri, she is an avid St. Louis Cardinals' baseball fan. When she is not in the office, Rita enjoys as much time as possible with her six grandchildren and their many activities and sporting events.


Rita acts as a non-registered associated person of Waddell & Reed, Inc.  She is authorized to assist Advisors with Waddell & Reed with approved activities.  She is prohibited from soliciting, creating a market or account for any securities, investment advisory or insurance services.  These activities are the sole responsibility of the Advisor(s) she supports.  In addition, she is not authorized to enter into any contractual obligations on behalf of Waddell & Reed, Inc. or otherwise bind the firm.

Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with any other entities referenced.  06/20