Brian J. Bubnis

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Brian began his athletic career as a defensive tackle for legendary coach Mike Terry from 1959-61. He immediately was recognized as one of the strongest players to ever pay for the Tornadoes at that time. Brian would end his career on the field as Coach Terry succumbed to a fatal heart attack after a terrific come-from behind win over Shamokin. He moved on to Fork Union Military Academy where he dominated opponents from his defensive tackle position. He was a teammate and roommate of fellow classmate and hall of famer, Norb Bonjo. His play earned him a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh to play for the Panthers and Head Coach John Michelosen and later, Dick Hart. He would play all four years ta DT, playing a major college schedule against such noted foes as Roger Staubach (Navy), Floyd Little and Larry Czonka (Syracuse), Rocky Bleier, Jim Lynch, and Alan Page (Notre Dame, Ted Kwalick, Glenn Ressler, and Mike Reid (Penn State). Although they struggled at times, the Panthers did manage wins over Penn State, Miami, and West Virginia. Brian would graduate in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He continues to be an avid supporter of the University of Pittsburgh Athletics and Alumni Associations including Pitt Alumni Association, Pitt Golden Panthers, Pitt Varsity Letterman’s Club and the Pitt Club of Philadelphia.

Following graduation, Brian played offensive guard for the Pottstown Firebirds, a Philadelphia Eagles Farm Club at the time.

In addition to his athletic career, Brian also has a wealth of experience having worked in the financial industry since 1973. He began with Hornblower Weeks; then Kidder Peabody in 1976; moved to Shearson American Express; and then to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Brian is currently a Senior Vice President with MSSB in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He has been recognized with his selection to the President’s Council from 1996-2008 and the Century Club from 2009 to the present; thus demonstrating long-term and consistent achievement for his clients.

Bubnis is a passionate supporter and lover of the arts and his surrounding community, donating his time serving as Board President of the Community School of Music (CSMA) since 1991 as well as several other organizations including: The Goggle Works, Berks Art Council, Reading Public Museum and Historical Society of Berks County.

A resident of Reading since 1970, he and his wife, Carol are the proud parents of three daughters: Stefanie, Natalie and Caroline all who reside in New York City.

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