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WALTER STITH


Walter Stith is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in the Atlanta Georgia Buckhead Complex. A native of Atlanta, Walter attended Western Michigan University on a full athletic scholarship for football. Walter Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration majoring in Finance. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Walter Stith was a player in the National Football League, Canadian Football League and also the American Basketball Association. Walter is one of the few athletes to play on the professional level in two sports. Walter Stith played for the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills in the NFL, the BC Lions in the CFL and the Lake Michigan Admirals in the ABA.

With foresight for his future, Walter planned for life after football, during football. After his rookie season, Walter took an internship with Smith Barney in New York City. Seeing a great need for a Financial Advisor that players can relate to in professional sports, Walter believed his personality and financial experience would be beneficial to helping professional athletes manage their wealth.

Walter’s commitment, leadership and passion for success allowed him to be selected to join the Morgan Stanley Regional Financial Advisor Advisory committee for their yearly meeting in Atlanta in 2012. Walter is also on the Diversity Council for the Buckhead Complex. Walters’s persistency and focus allowed him to achieve these accomplishments within his first year with the firm.

Walter is passionate about community service and helping other’s achieve their goals. Walter is an executive committee member of the National Football League’s Former Player Chapter in Atlanta where he participates in serving the community and helping corporations and nonprofit organizations with their philanthropic efforts.
Since Walter’s rookie season in the NFL, he has been adamant about educating high school student athletes across the nation by working with a nonprofit organization, Why Not Sports, in coloration with NFL Player Engagement. The mission of the Why Not Sports is to educate student athletes on the academic requirements needed to successfully transition from high school to college; and to encourage them to explore a broad spectrum of careers within the sports industry.

Walter volunteers his time working with local high school students teaching them about career planning, entrepreneurship and personal financial responsibility. A portion of the nine-week course, held throughout the school year, teaches the students about the stock market.
Most recently, Walter was asked to be on the advisory board for the College Football Hall of Fame (CHOF), which just broke ground in March 2013 for its new location in Downtown Atlanta. Walter’s connection with the National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame stems from him receiving their Scholar Athlete Award and Scholarship. Walter’s ability to sustain strong relationships, continued support and experience in strategic business planning, programing and knowledge of finance assisted him obtaining this position on their advisory board.

Most important to Walter is his family. Walter married to his high school sweet heart, Aisha, and they have a 5 year old daughter, Kaili Alaia Stith. They enjoy spending time together as a family, actively involved in their church, traveling, attending and participating in sporting events, cooking together and volunteering in the community.