Whether it is the challenges of retaining top producers, meeting the needs of clients during difficult economic times or maintaining high compliance standards, On Wall Street magazine’s editors recognize and honor the achievements of this year’s Top Ten Branch Managers.

The winners of the Fourth Annual On Wall Street Branch Manager Awards sponsored by New York Life/Mainstay Investments will be feted at an awards dinner in Manhattan in May.

(Winners listed in alphabetical order)

James Steven (Steve) Austin

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Complex manager, managing director

Birmingham, Michigan


Frank P. Drago

Citi Personal Wealth

Senior vice president and market leader – New York and New Jersey

New York, N.Y.


Catherine Galgano

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Senior vice president, complex manager

Hartford, Conn.


Michael Hines

Consolidated Planning Corporation/Raymond James Financial Services




Sin O. Kwoun 

Wells Fargo Advisors

Branch Manager



Francis (Frank) LaRosa

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Senior vice president - complex manager

Mt. Laurel, N.J.


Jeffrey Reiss

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Senior vice president, complex manager

Jericho, N.Y.


Thomas Walrond

Raymond James & Associates

Atlantic Division/Philadelphia complex manager

Bala Cynwyd, Pa.


Stephen D. Viets

Wells Fargo Advisors

Managing director, market manager

Las Vegas


John H. Decker

UBS Financial Services

Managing director, branch manager

New York


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