Saturday, October 16, 2010

Marquette University Finance Students to Visit Morgan Stanley on October 20th

On Wednesday, October 20th, about 30 Marquette University FMA students and Dr. David Krause will visit Morgan Stanley during their annual New York City trip. Thanks to the efforts of Marquette alumni: Ashley Beckner (MU '07), Steven Holtkamp (MU '06), Mark Davino (MU '08), and Amy Klemme (MU '10), the finance students will have an opportunity to visit the investment bank and meet Jim Runde and William Hackett - as well as tour Morgan Stanley's new Manhattan trading floor.  

Jim Runde (MU ’69) is a Special Advisor and a former Vice-Chairman of Morgan Stanley. Throughout his career with the firm, he has worked on mergers, privatizations, and restructurings, with a focus on the transportation and infrastructure industries. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Kroger Co., one of the nation’s largest grocery retail chains. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Burlington Resources, a large U.S. oil and gas company, and he serves as a trustee of The Morgan Library & Museum.

Jim Runde
Mr. Runde was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s degree from George Washington University School of Business. After attending Marquette on an NROTC scholarship, he served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. As an alumnus, he has maintained his relationship with the university. Mr. Runde has served on the advisory board of the College of Business Administration, as an executive on campus, and is a member of the National Honor Society of the Marquette Financial Management Association. He is a member of the Marquette University 1881 Society and has received the Professional Achievement Award from the College of Engineering.

The Marquette finance students will also have an opportunity to meet William Hackett, who is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's Global Wealth Management Group - Capital Markets. Mr. Hackett received his degree from Saint John's University's Tobin College of Business. Mr. Hackett manages Morgan Stanley's GWMG Sales & Trading desk in Manhattan.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is a global leader in wealth management with an extensive network of 1,000 offices across the U.S. and in key international locations. It provides a range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust. It provides specialized financial services to ultra-high net worth individuals through Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.  

Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, "This will be the sixth straight year that we have visited Morgan Stanley during our fall break. We enjoy meeting our Marquette alumni at Morgan Stanley and we especially look forward to visiting with Mr. Runde during our annual NYC. His insights and advice are greatly appreciated by the students. We also have had excellent success in placing Marquette finance students with Morgan Stanley. Besides Ashley, Steven, Mark and Amy; Will Lunkes and Steve Briggs have also joined the firm within the past year."