Merrill Lynch Adviser Earns David Brady Award


John Masterson, an Erie-based Merrill Lynch adviser, was one of 10 employees recently honored with the 2014 David Brady Award at a ceremony in New York for his outstanding philanthropy, client focus and overall commitment to his company and community.

The award is named for David Brady, a New York-based financial adviser who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was highly respected for putting the client first and giving back to his community. The award that bears his name was created in 2007 and seeks to honor individuals within Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division, which includes Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust. Award recipients were joined by Brady’s family members, senior leaders and past award recipients to hear the inspired stories of this year’s winners — all nominated by their colleagues.

“David Brady lived the ideal of tirelessly helping clients, his colleagues and community every day of his life. That’s why it is a great honor for me to congratulate those who have the strong dedication to excellence, client service and community that David exemplified, and is embodied in the David Brady Award,” said Dwight Mathias, managing director of the Western Pennsylvania complex of Merrill Lynch.

In 1998, Masterson joined Merrill Lynch as a financial adviser where he provides planning and investment management services to his team’s clients. Masterson, currently serving as the senior resident director of the Erie office, works along with 16 other financial advisers and associates and is proud of his firm’s involvement in the community.