Finance alumnus, 1997 'App State Best,' promoted at Morgan Stanley

Appalachian State University alumnus Brett Berrier FIN '97 was recently promoted to Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader in brokerage and investment advisory services.

Berrier, a Certified Financial Planner based in Winston Salem, began his career at Morgan Stanley in 2000 and is a member of the President’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s leading financial advisors.

At App State, Berrier was a member of the Mountaineers' NCAA baseball team, a member of the Finance Student Association and inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.

Berrier was recognized at the Walker College of Business Honors Day Convocation as App State's top finance student in 1997. The top students by business major and student organization — or App State Best — are recognized at the annual convocation. There are approximately 3,000 students in the Walker College; approximately one percent earn the recognition. Berrier also earned the Eloise Brakefield Academic Award in 1997, which is given to the graduating senior athlete with the highest GPA.

About the Walker College of Business

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Finance alumnus, 1997 'App State Best,' promoted at Morgan Stanley
Published: Feb 4, 2022 2:42pm