Garrett McBrayer, assistant professor in the Department of Finance was selected as an honoree for the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 Awards. More than 100 people were nominated and applied for one of this year’s 40 spots. Applicants were judged by review committees formed from past honorees. Each applicant was rated from 1-5 in four categories: leadership, professional accomplishments, community support and vision/meeting goals.
After an eight-year career in finance, McBrayer received his PhD from the University of Arkansas in 2015 and moved to Boise to join the finance faculty in the fall of 2015. He has made important contributions to the university and the Boise community.
At the university, he serves as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Financial Management Association and is a member of the COBE Culture Leadership Team. He led a group of students on a trip to New York City to learn more about the world of finance. The students saw first-hand how finance is practiced when they visited Bloomberg, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, and others. McBrayer also helped plan and organize “Careers You Can Bank On,” a panel discussion and networking event for students and banking and finance executives.
“Garrett is the type of professor who really connects with students and who strives to nurture and inspire them,” said Department of Finance Chair Troy Hyatt. “As evidence, Garrett has been chosen as the honored faculty by the finance department’s outstanding student graduate in three out of his four semesters at Boise State. That is truly a remarkable accomplishment.”
Garrett has provided service to the community through his work with Junior Achievement of Idaho. In 2016, he served as an educational volunteer and taught personal finance to local high school students. He also helped at their “Inspire to Hire” event as the official representative from the College of Business and Economics.
McBrayer and the other Accomplished Under 40 honorees will be celebrated at an event at the Idaho Botanical Gardens June 15.