West Virginia University alumnus Douglas Van Scoy will give an insiders look at Wall Street during the 1980s and 1990s Wednesday, Feb. 4, at WVU .

His talk,Lessons Learned from 30 Years on Wall Street,is from 7-8 p.m. in Room 459 of the Business and Economics Building on WVU s Downtown Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Van Scoy attended Bridgeport High School and graduated from WVU in 1966 with a bachelors degree in business administration. He also received a masters degree from WVU in 1968.

From 1978 through 2001, Van Scoy worked at Smith Barneys Private Client Group as branch manager, regional director, divisional director, and senior executive vice president and deputy director. His responsibilities included overseeing 12,000 financial consultants and 500 branch offices generating $7 billion in revenue and $1.5 billion in pretax profits.

Van Scoy served as a director of Robinson Humphrey, an Atlanta-based investment bank, from 1997-99, and an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange from 1988-90. He also was a director of the Academy of Finance and president of the Georgia Securities Association.

Van Scoy was given the Georgia Securities leadership award in 1993. He is a member of the WVU Alumni Association board and was chairman in 2007. He is also a member of the board of directors of BB&T mutual funds.

This Samuel H. Weese Executive-in-Residence Professorship Lecture is presented by the WVU College of Business and Economics and the Investment Association of WVU .