Patrick Alyward
Managing Director

  • CEO of TRUSTworthy Consultants, LLC
  • Executive Director of Trust Educaiton Foundation, Inc.
  • 30+ years spent in wealth management/fiduciary industry
  • Was previously CEO of RIC providing fiduciary compliance solutions to over 200 banking/trust organizations
  • 15 years at National City/PNC Bank serving as Chief Fiduciary Officer and managing several other fiduciary functions
  • Big 4 public accounting Experience in fiduciary tax and estates
  • Executive Director of Fiduciary Education Foundation
  • B.A. from University of Rhode Island in Economics; M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA 

Patrick J. Kelly
Consulting Associate

  • 30 years of audit and compliance experience on the bank and trust side with SunTrust, First Citizens and in the Community Bank arena
  • Graduate of Southeastern Trust School
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • BA from the University of Virginia
  • MBA from James Madison University

Meet the Principals

Becky Kelly
Managing Partner

  • Served as Compliance Officer and senior trust manager at a community bank
  • Worked 25 years with Bank of America and predecessors
  • Coordinated trust placement and executive education at Campbell University
  • Former Dean of the Southeastern Trust School – Campbell University
  • Former Executive Director of the Trust Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Certified Financial and Trust Advisor, Accredited Trust Fiduciary Advisor, Accredited Trust Operations Professional
  • Graduate of Southeastern Trust School, National Graduate Trust School and Canon Trust Schools I, II, and III
  • B.S. from Longwood College; M.B.A. from James Madison University

The Fiduciary Education Center was established in 2002 by fiduciary experts Becky Kelly and Roger Pond.  Patrick Alyward joined in 2023.  Having originally met as bank trust colleagues, all three of us have worked in trust and financial services for over 50 years. Our combined 150+ years of experience enables us to fully understand your company’s training needs.

In 2008, we wrote a comprehensive guide that provided trust departments with a step-by-step process on how to prepare for a risk management examination. Although the book is no longer in print, we have incorporated the content of the guide into our various training programs.

We develop our own course curricula and personally conduct all FEC training programs. We also coordinate our various resources and outreach efforts, including forming strategic relationships with both wealth management and legal professionals and their firms.​