Kent State Advocacy Award 2016
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, '89
Bay Village, Ohio
Gary Brahler is one of Kent State’s biggest fans. He has served as a volunteer on many University boards and committees for over 20 years. Brahler is currently the Chair of the Kent State University Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center subcommittee. Recently, he played a major role in the building of the Hotel and Conference Center. The Hotel and Conference center was a driving force for the redevelopment of downtown Kent.
His involvement with Kent State does not stop there. He is a lifetime member of the Kent State University Alumni Association and as a graduate of the College of Business Administration, Brahler serves on its National Advisory Board. He has also been a member of the Kent State University National Alumni Board of Directors, including a term serving as President of the board.
In addition to his dedication to Kent State, Brahler is a Principal in the Polcar, Brahler, Heil, Belden Wealth Management Group of Wells Forgo Advisors. He has been in the industry as an Investment Advisor for 17 years and recognized by Forbes as one of the top 100 advisors
Brahler maintains the Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, and Series 24 FINRA registrations. In addition to these securities licenses he has registered his Life, Health and Variable Insurance licenses.
Brahler lives in Bay Village, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters.