Gena Harper was born with congenital Glaucoma, but she has never let that stop her from accomplishing her goals or motivating others to reach for their dreams.
Tenacious and inspiring, Gena is one of the very few blind Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley and in the United States. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst ® (CIMA), who, along with her business partner of 31 years, provides custom financial planning for her clients that delves into and simplifies even the most complex situations. Her commitment to meeting life head-on extends to her work with her clients, encouraging them to look beyond the immediate and challenge themselves to live full and meaningful lives.
In 1995, Gena became the first recipient of The Glaucoma Foundation Award of Merit, which recognizes an individual whose life has been profoundly affected by glaucoma and who has responded to the challenge with courage and distinction. As part of its partnership with MAKERS, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management recognized Gena as one of the 15 outstanding women professionals in March 2015. In addition, she has received the Women of Vision Award, the American Foundation for the Blind Kay Gallagher Award, and The Glaucoma Foundation Award.
Gena Harper has spent her entire adult life proving that limitations are simply hurdles to be cleared. She believes everyone should have a vision, whether they can see or not.