Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Honors a graduate alumnus whose career achievements have brought distinction to Smeal and whose commitment of time, talent, and resources has been key to enhancing the prestige of the college.
2014 Award Recipient: Christopher E. Morris '89 M.B.A.
Christopher Morris is a managing director of investment banking and capital markets for Wells Fargo Securities. He has nearly 25 years of investment banking experience and focuses in the consumer segment of the economy with an emphasis in advising food and beverage companies on capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked with many industry leaders including ConAgra Foods, Dole Foods, HJ Heinz, Nestle, Snyder’s-Lance, and Sysco. Morris joined Wells Fargo in 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he was a managing director of investment banking. He earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Morris and his wife Lynn reside in New York City with their four children. They recently established the Morris Family Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business.