Wells Fargo Advisors has promoted a managing director to oversee almost a dozen branch offices.

Seth Barnes was promoted from complex manager to market manager for northeast Ohio. Barnes will oversee 10 branch offices in the Buckeye state from the firm's downtown Cleveland office.

Barnes was previously a complex manager in Tulsa, Okla. Barnes has 23 years of experience in the industry, according to FINRA records. He started his career at Merrill Lynch, leaving that firm for Morgan Stanley in 2006. He joined Wells Fargo in 2008.

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