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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Names 15 Women of Achievement to MAKERS Class of 2015

Mar 23, 2015

New York —

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has recognized the achievements of 15 outstanding women professionals as part of its partnership with MAKERS – a project dedicated to identifying and celebrating women of accomplishment across multiple fields.

“We are committed to being the firm of choice for women employees and clients. Our partnership with MAKERS gives us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the talent and impact that so many of our professionals bring to clients, colleagues, shareholders and our communities every day,” said Gregory Fleming, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Nominations were solicited from across the wealth management organization and a panel of senior managers selected the 15 women to be recognized. They are:


  • Cecile Anderes, Vice President, Investment Products & Services, Purchase, NY
  • Ellen Bailey, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Purchase, NY
  • Autumn Buracker, Senior Vice President, Complex Business Development Manager, Raleigh, NC
  • Gena Harper, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Oakland, CA
  • Kim Hatchett, Executive Director, Private Wealth Advisor, New York, NY
  • Laura LoCosa, Managing Director, COO Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A., Purchase, NY
  • Nadine Miller, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, Miami, FL
  • Erna Morgan McReynolds, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, Oneonta, NY
  • Cynthia Newman, Managing Director, Complex Manager, Pasadena, CA
  • Cira Nickerson, Managing Director, Complex Manager, Palo Alto, CA
  • Kim Piontek, Executive Director, Regional Risk Officer, Atlanta, GA
  • Sandra Richards, Executive Director, Diverse & Multicultural Markets, Purchase, NY
  • Rachael Tobor, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Houston, TX
  • Kara Underwood, Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Purchase, NY
  • Marie Van Deusen, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Lutherville, MD

MAKERS is a television and digital video initiative by PBS and AOL that aims to be the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is a founding partner of MAKERS@, which encourages corporations to celebrate and acknowledge their leading women employees. For more information, go to

The Morgan Stanley Women’s Financial Advisor Forum is a blog that profiles successful women professionals and highlights the opportunities presented by a career in wealth management.

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