ERIE – Dennis D. Ranalli, an Erie, Pennsylvania-based Merrill Lynch adviser, was one of 11 employees recently honored with the 2015 David Brady Award at a ceremony in New York, recognized 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, which is embodied in the David Brady Award,” said Dwight Mathis, managing director and MLWM market executive.
Ranalli joined Merrill Lynch in 1983. He is a senior vice president and wealth management adviser. He also served as resident manager of the Erie office for seven years. A resident of Erie, he serves on the board of the Bradley H. Foulk Children’s Advocacy Center and supports many nonprofits throughout the community.