The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which launched in 1974, made its name with stirring music, dazzling fireworks, booming cannons and nearly half a million spectators crowding the banks of the Charles River each year, all in celebration of the nation’s birthday. But the event also honors the men and women who, as military service members, have defended our country since its founding.
Our Employee Network for Military Veterans
Morgan Stanley values service members as well, including those veterans who work for the firm and whom we support through our Veterans Employee Network. It made sense, then, that after Morgan Stanley acquired long-time Boston Pops sponsor Eaton Vance in 2021, the firm took the baton, acting as the presenting sponsor of the concert for the first time in 2023. The co-chairs of our Veterans Employee Network, John Tyree and Jared Chaffee, acted as the firm’s representatives at the event.
The Morgan Stanley Veterans Employee Network counts roughly 1200 members and serves as a resource for veteran employees, allies and their families, offering various training, networking and mentorship programs, as well as opportunities to give back. Says Chaffee, a former Navy submarine officer and Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Crisis Management & Intelligence, “We serve as ambassadors to the military community as well as the veterans and military service members at Morgan Stanley.” Adds Tyree, a former Army officer and a 28-year veteran of the firm who serves as Head of the Morgan Stanley Relationship Management Group, “It’s an effort to create an environment that recognizes and supports veterans who come to Morgan Stanley and to also help veterans find employment at the firm.”