Our Team

Brian Patton

Financial Advisor

Brian graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1994 with a BS in business. Since then, Brian has been serving the financial planning needs of clients in southern Illinois and surrounding states. He started his career at The Heitner Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1998, Brian started an Investment Centers of America, Inc., office in Sparta, Illinois. His office is located in First National Bank* of Sparta. In 2017, Brian expanded his locations to better serve clients in Carlyle and the surrounding Clinton County areas. He has office hours at the First National Bank in Carlyle locations by appointment. Brian transitioned his clients to Patton Wealth Management in October 2017 as a way to offer a higher level of service and more robust solutions for his clients' financial needs. Brian takes the necessary time to get to know his clients and starts out by preparing a financial plan to assess each client's personal goals. He enjoys getting to know his clients on a personal basis to help them reach their financial goals.

Brian grew up on a family farm in Oakdale. His family grew corn, beans, and wheat and raised cows and hogs. Living on the family farm taught Brian about hard work. He has been married to his wife, Dana, since 1996. They live in Bartelso with their three children: Alexis, Jacob, and Avery. Brian enjoys spending time with his family. Avery plays volleyball and basketball at Mater Dei Catholic High School and on club teams. Brian and his family enjoy making the trip to Oxford, MS, in the fall to visit Jacob at college and catch a few Ole' Miss football games. When he is not at work or at a sporting event, Brian enjoys traveling with friends and family. Some of his most memorable trips include Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Alaska, Portugal, and numerous trips to the Gulf Coast. Brian is active at St. Cecilia Church in Bartelso as a Eucharistic Minister, is a member of the Bartelso Knights of Columbus, and enjoys being a leader with the Clinton County CEO program.

Founders_sealBrian Patton is proud to have been recognized as a Founder’s Club advisor for 2022—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 35 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer–RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Founder’s Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Founder’s Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership.

*Patton Wealth Management and First National Bank are separate and unrelated entities.

Pam Burns

Client Services Manager

Pam is the client services manager for Patton Wealth Management.

She has been with the office since 2003. Pam grew up in Red Bud, Illinois, and has an associate degree in administrative assistance from Southwestern Illinois College. Pam is excellent at providing amazing customer service to clients. She prepares the majority of paperwork for existing and new accounts. She assists clients with the majority of their service-related questions. Pam has been married to Brian since 1997 and they have two beautiful daughters, Anita and Abbey. Her girls are pursuing their careers in mechanical engineering and radiologist technology. Pam and Brian live on a farm north of Sparta, so she definitely knows how to work hard.

Pam was awarded the Commonwealth Staff Member of the Year in 2022.

Becky Ohms

Client Services Representative

Becky is the client services representative for Patton Wealth Management.

She joined Patton Wealth Management in February 2021. Becky graduated from McKendree University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Becky assists Brian and Pam with processing the paperwork for new and existing accounts. She is always eager to help customers with anything they may need. Becky always has a smile on her face!

Becky is a lifelong resident of Sparta where she currently resides with her husband, Don, and son, Leo. Becky enjoys spending time with the family, riding bikes with Leo, reading, and yoga. Leo currently is active with the school cross country team and Sparta Country Club swim team.