Justin S. Land, CFA
Justin Land is President and is responsible for developing and monitoring the firm’s tax exempt strategies, as well as overseeing the Municipal Research Department. He is a member of the firm’s Executive, Portfolio Management, and Investment Committees, and the Municipal, Corporate, and High Yield Investment Committees. Justin also serves as a client resource for investment solutions.
Justin began his career with WS in 1993 as an intern. He joined the firm full time in 1997 and since then has served as a Credit Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and the Director of Tax Exempt Portfolio Management, in addition to his current role. In his earliest roles, he was responsible for asset allocation and portfolio construction.
Justin earned his BA in History from Florida State University. He was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2003, and is a past board member of the CFA Society of Naples, where he served as President.
Justin has taken on a strong leadership role in the community. He is a board member and Vice President of Beth Tikvah of Naples, a member of both the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association™ and the Southern Municipal Finance Society, and he serves on the Collier County Infrastructure Surtax Citizen Oversight Committee. Justin’s roles includes serving on the board of the United Way of Collier County, and as Chair of the 2019 Municipal Bond Buyers Conference. Justin was also an adjunct Professor of Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, and he has been active in both the middle school and high school Junior Achievement Programs.
Justin’s personal interests take him on both worldwide and inward journeys. Recent travels include visits to Spain, Vietnam, and Canada. He is an avid reader, with interests in hard science fiction, religious studies, the martial arts and yoga. Justin is an accomplished practitioner of martial arts, as well, having trained in both Goju Ryu karate and yoga. He holds the rank of Sandan, a third degree black belt in karate. Justin teaches karate and Tai Chi, and is a certified yoga instructor. He lives in Naples and has two teenage children.