Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley CFP, CRPC, QPFC

Kathleen Burns Campos

Kathleen is a proud graduate of Dornsife with a degree in History and International Relations. She embarked on her wealth advisory and portfolio management journey with Merrill Lynch. With an impressive three decades of experience, she now holds the position of Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley in Pasadena. Kathleen’s qualifications include being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC). She also holds a master’s degree in international finance from Boston University.

Kathleen’s achievements shine as she was recognized by Forbes/Shook as one of the Best in State Wealth Advisors for 2021, Top Women Wealth Advisors in 2021 and Working Mothers Top Wealth Advisors for 2020.

Kathleen remains an engaged USC alumna, actively contributing by serving on the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. In addition, she holds a position on the executive committee and is the 2024 Co-chair of the USC 90th Alumni Awards. Kathleen is also board member of Town & Gown of USC and the Newman Guild.

Recently, Kathleen was appointed to the Advisory Committee of Investment Responsibility, reflecting her expertise. In response to USC’s commitment to sustainability, Kathleen was one of two alumni who were chosen to be an inaugural member of the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility (ACIR). The ACIR facilitates communication between the USC community and the USC Board of Trustees Investment Committee.

Kathleen’s remarkable contributions were formally acknowledged, earning her the President’s Award at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner in 2011. Furthermore, she was honored with the USC Alumni Association Alumni Service Award in 2021

Kathleen shares her life in Valencia with her husband, Bob, a Marshall graduate. They first met at TMB band camp during their freshman year. Their son, Devon, successfully graduated from USC Dornsife, holding a Master’s and Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in marine biology. Kathleen is delighted to serve on the Dornsife Alumni Advisory Council.

Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors
Source: Forbes.com (Awarded Apr 2020) Data compiled by SHOOK Research LLC based on time period from 9/30/18 – 9/30/19. 

​Source: Forbes.com (April 2020) 2020 Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors ranking awarded in 2020.  This ranking was determined based on an evaluation process conducted by SHOOK Research LLC  (the research company) in partnership with Forbes (the publisher) during the period from 9/30/18 – 9/30/19.  Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors paid a fee to SHOOK Research LLC to obtain or use the ranking.  This ranking is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria, including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC and this ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience. This ranking is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is not affiliated with SHOOK Research LLC or Forbes. For more information, see www.SHOOKresearch.com.
©2022 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors
Source: Forbes.com (Awarded Feb 2021) Data compiled by SHOOK Research LLC based on time period from 6/30/19 – 6/30/20.

Source: Forbes.com (Feb 2021) 2021 Forbes Best-In- State Wealth Advisors rankings awarded in 2021.  This ranking was determined based on an evaluation process conducted by SHOOK Research LLC  (the research company) in partnership with Forbes (the publisher) during the period from 6/30/19 – 6/30/20.  Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors paid a fee to SHOOK Research LLC to obtain or use the ranking.  This ranking is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria, including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC and this ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience. This ranking is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is not affiliated with SHOOK Research LLC or Forbes. For more information, see www.SHOOKresearch.com. ©2022 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.