A Wells Fargo team has left to join Benjamin F. Edwards, opening the regional broker-dealer's 49th office.

The group is based in Boynton Beach, Fla., about 50 miles north of Miami in Palm Beach County. Benjamin Edwards now counts five offices in the Sunshine State, including ones in Melbourne, Panama City, Pensacola and Destin.

The team of four former Wells Fargo advisors is joined by an advisor new to the profession. 

Jeffrey Hill started in the business in 1993 with A.G. Edwards, staying with the firm through its mergers with Wachovia and Wells Fargo, according to FINRA records.  Hill will also serve as a branch manager at Benjamin Edwards.

Debra Targett is a 30-year veteran of the securities industry. Targett worked at firms such as Shearson Lehman and Donald Sheldon before joining A.G. Edwards in 1992, according to the records.

Advisor Steve Brill began his advisory career in 1992, and joined A.G. Edwards in 1996. Team member Mary McLaughlin has 34 years of industry experience, and joined A.G. Edwards in 1989.

Jessica Hill, the daughter of Jeffrey Hill, is a newcomer to the profession. Previously, she had worked in mortgage sales, according to a statement from Benjamin Edwards.

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