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- Develop an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, developments in economic policy and their relevance, and interconnections between economics and other issues.
- Examine issues from many fields and apply economic tools to analyze real-world problems.
- Use technology to locate and process data, drawing conclusions from the analysis.
- Articulate and defend normative analyses.
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Featured Advisory Board Member
Managing Director, Cincinnati
Merrill Lynch Co., Inc.
Gregory G. Achten is the Ohio Valley Complex Managing Director within the firms Global Wealth Management Group. In his current role, Mr. Achten oversees seven Advisory offices to include 150 Financial Advisors as well as support staff and leadership team. His geography focuses primarily in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton.
Before assuming his current position in February 2008, Mr. Achten served as the Director for the State of Oklahoma based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was responsible for the firms network of advisory and private banking operations.
Mr. Achten joined Merrill Lynch in 1987 in an operations role within the Cincinnati Regional Operations Center located in Blue Ash, Ohio. During his operations role, he was selected for the Regional Operations Manager Training Program. In 1990, Mr. Achten was promoted to Operations Manager in Dearborn, Michigan and later was promoted to Administrative Manager in the same location.
In 1992, Mr. Achten became a Financial Advisor; later in 2001 he was promoted to the Resident Director in Dearborn, Michigan, with responsibilities for leading 28 advisor businesses.
In 2004, Mr. Achten was promoted to Regional Associate Director for the Texas Mid-South Region, responsibilities included leading marketing initiatives and managing the regional activities for five states and 1400 Financial Advisors.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Achten was again promoted and served as Director of the Oklahoma complex. While in Oklahoma and currently in Cincinnati he is actively involved in leadership development and selection for the firm.
Mr. Achten graduated from St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio and received a BBA in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from Xavier University. Mr. Achten and his wife Theresa are Cincinnati natives and involved with Ronald McDonald House, St. Xavier High School and Make-A-Wish.