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Former GSU professor joins Smith Barney office in Savannah
Dr. Barbara Bart taught in College of Business Administration
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            Smith Barney has announced  that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor.  Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

            “We welcome Barbara to the branch and feel she will make a great addition to our office,” Hershberger said.

            Prior to joining Smith Barney, Dr. Bart served as professor of marketing and director of the Survey Research Center at Savannah State University.  She began her career as an assistant professor of marketing for the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University. 

            As a financial advisor with the firm, Bart will provide a full suite of financial planning and investment services to high net worth clients and individual investors with a primary focus on retirement and estate planning, managed money, wealth management, private investments and portfolio management.

            Bart earned her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Georgia and her M.B.A. and B.A. degrees in economics and finance from the University of Rochester.  She now applies her vast experience in business education and research to help clients understand and implement financial plans to achieve their goals.  

Smith Barney is a leading provider of comprehensive financial planning and advisory services to high net worth investors, institutions, corporations and private businesses, governments and foundations. With over 15,000 financial advisors in some 800 global offices, Smith Barney offers a full suite of investment services, including asset allocation, private investments and lending services, hedge funds, cash and portfolio management, as well as retirement and estate planning.