Mr. Weaver began his business career in 1956 managing the Virginia Hurst Farm, Triadelphia, WV (1956-1965), and entered the financial services industry thereafter with Bache & Company (Prudential Bache, Prudential Securities), Wheeling, WV, where he progressively achieved the position of Branch Office Manager (1965-1973). In 1973, Mr. Weaver organized a group of investors to acquire Hazlett, Burt & Watson, where he served as President and CEO for 35 years. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Security National Trust Company (SNTC, an affiliate), and as a member of the Board of Directors, and as President of HB&W, Inc. (the Holding company of Hazlett and SNTC). George S. Weaver, Jr. is currently the Chairman of the Board of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. and an Investment Advisor with Security Capital Management, a division of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. (1973-present).
Mr. Weaver attended Yale University, New Haven, CT and Graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School, Amherst, MA in 1955. Mr. Weaver also holds current Licenses Series 1, 40, 63, and 65.
Mr. Weaver has held a variety of community positions including:
Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV. Former member and past officer (1980-1994)
Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Wheeling, WV. Past officer (1990)
United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Wheeling, WV. Volunteer (1982-1989)
Ohio Valley Medical Center, Inc., Wheeling, WV. Past officer (1987)
Ohio Valley Health Services & Education Group, Wheeling, WV. Past officer (1987)
National Association of Securities Dealers, District #11 Conduct Committee, Philadelphia, PA (1978/1979/1980)
Ohio County Republican Committee, Wheeling, WV, Chairman (1978)
Bache Branch Managers World Wide Council, New York, NY, Member (1971)
Elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, (1962-1963)
MARK S. PRINCE, PRESIDENT & CEO
On August 1, 2011, Mark Prince became the 5th Chief Executive Officer in the company’s 128 year history succeeding
George Weaver, Jr. who remains Chairman of the Board. Mark brings 23 years of diversified experience from JPMorgan
Chase & Co. having served as Managing Director and West Virginia CEO as well as various other management roles.
Mark is a graduate of Kenyon College holding a BS Degree - Economics. He holds current FINRA licenses Series 7, 9,
10, 24, and 66.
Mark’s community involvement includes service as board member and past chairman of the West Virginia State Chamber
of Commerce; past chairman of the West Virginia Bankers Association; past chairman and Governor’s designee overseeing
the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council under Governors Bob Wise and Joe Manchin III; Board
Secretary of the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, and a board member of the West Virginia Education
In 2005, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and then-Governor Joe Manchin III selected Mark to accompany them on a trade
mission to Japan. In 2003 Governor Bob Wise awarded Mark the Distinguished West Virginian Award, and in 2001 the
West Virginia High Tech Consortium named Mark as Corporate Citizen of the Year.
TIMOTHY M. BIDWELL, EXEC. VICE PRES., CFO & CCO
Timothy is an Executive Vice President with Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. and an Investment Advisor with Security Capital Management, a division of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. Timothy joined Hazlett, Burt & Watson in October 2000. His primary areas of responsibility are regulatory compliance and financial reporting oversight.
Mr. Bidwell began his professional career by joining a Certified Public Accounting firm headquartered in Wheeling, WV (1992-2000) specializing in the areas of operational and financial audits of Corporate, Governmental and Non-Profit entities.
Timothy graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV with a BS in Business Administration specializing in Accounting 1991. Timothy currently holds the following FINRA Licenses: 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 27, 63, 65.
Mr. Bidwell has also earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. CPA’s are licensed by state Boards of Accountancy, and Mr. Bidwell is authorized to practice as a Certified Public Accountant by the West Virginia Board of Accountancy. This authority was granted by the Board on February 3, 1997.
The Paden City Lions Club, Paden City, WV – Treasurer, 1994-present
Paden City Park and Pool Commission, Paden City, WV – Member, 2005-2016
MICHAEL T. BARICKMAN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/SALES
Mike is an Executive Vice President with Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc and serves on its Board of Directors. He is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Security Capital Management, a division of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. Mike is responsible for sales development, recruiting, marketing and supervises all aspects of the firm’s insurance division.
Mike obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from West Virginia University in 1986 and has completed Executive Management courses at the Wharton School . In addition, Mike maintains FINRA Licenses Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 and holds Life Insurance licenses in numerous states.
He has 31 years of experience in the securities industry. In 1986, Mike started as an Account Executive with Smith Barney in Columbia, SC where he managed investment and retirement portfolios for individuals, families and businesses. In 1993, he founded and served as President of City Financial Corp, a bank affiliated broker-dealer in Charleston, WV. Mike joined Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. in October 2000 as Senior Vice President and Sales Manager.
Mike is married to Sarah and they keep busy raising their two teenagers. He serves; as a Trustee for St. Matthews Episcopal Church, as President on the Board of Directors for Elmhurst-The House of Friendship, on the Board of Directors of the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce and is a Past President for the Wheeling Rotary Club. He supports many other local organizations and charities. He enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, tennis, golfing and staying active.
JASON L. MARSH, CPA, Executive Vice President/COO
Jason Marsh is a Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc. In this role, he oversees the daily operations of the firm, and, as a member of senior management and the Board of Directors helps develop and implement the firm’s strategic direction. Mr. Marsh is actively involved in all areas of the firm including hiring, training, revenue growth, risk management, contract management and capital expenditures. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the company’s 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan Committee.
Mr. Marsh is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition he holds various Financial Industry licenses, including being licensed as a Financial and Investment Advisor as well as numerous Industry Management licenses in his position as a principal of Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc.
Prior to joining Hazlett Burt & Watson, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Marsh started his professional career in corporate finance and spent four years working for a Certified Public Account firm. This experience provided him a broad base of knowledge in areas of corporate finance, tax preparation, planning, auditing and consulting for a variety of business entities including, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Not-For-Profit organizations.
Mr. Marsh received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, graduating Cum Laude from West Liberty State College. Outside of the office, you will find Mr. Marsh, his wife, children and grand-children enjoying their swimming pool at their West Virginia home.
GEORGE S. WEAVER, III, Chairman of the Board
George set his financial services career in motion in 1982 in the Lancaster Dean Witter Reynolds office where he attained the level of Senior Vice President of Investments. In 1994 he opened the Lancaster office of Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc. and presently holds the position of Senior Executive Vice President. George is a member of the board of directors of Hazlett, Burt and Watson Inc., sister company Security National Trust Company (a single purpose, nationally chartered bank providing trust and investment management services) and is the Chairman of the Board of the holding company for these two businesses, HB&W Inc. Additionally, George is chair of the Investment Committee which has oversight for Hazlett, Burt & Watson’s equity Mutual Fund Model Portfolio. George spends most of his day providing investment counsel and managing portfolios under the Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) division of Hazlett Burt and Watson Inc. called Security Capital Management.
George obtained a BS Degree in Agriculture - Resource Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 1979. In addition, George holds current FINRA Licenses Series 7, 9, 10, 63, 65, and PA Fixed Life/Variable Life/Annuities and has completed a Senior Account Executive program at the Wharton Business School.
George has been active with a number of nonprofit organizations in the Lancaster community including board of director positions with the Sertoma Club of Lancaster, St. Leo the Great School, and served a total of 13 years on the Board of Trustees at the YWCA of Lancaster finally serving as Chairman his last two years. He was honored with the Citizen of the Century Award in 2007. In addition, he has served on the Endowment Fund Committees for the YWCA of Lancaster, PA Dutch Council Boy Scouts of America, the Lancaster County Conservancy and the Fulton Theatre. In 2015, he was appointed to the West Virginia University Foundation Board of Directors whose mission is oversite of approximately $1.7 billion in permanent endowment and operating assets as well as new fund raising initiatives.