College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Drew Brahos

Mr. Brahos has an extensive background as an analyst, portfolio manager, university professor and investment strategist, including more than 10 years as a Senior Economist with Bank of America. His views of the economy and the markets have been widely quoted in Barron's, the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal Radio, CNNfn, Money in the Morning, Market Talk and many other media outlets.

Before joining Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Mr. Brahos was Senior Economist with a division of the Bank of America. His responsibilities included analysis and interpretation of economic data, consulting with portfolio managers, contributing to investment strategy and maintaining proprietary economic indicators. He also served as Editor of Economics Illustrated and presented keynote speeches to investor conferences hosted by Bank of America around the country. Prior to joining Bank of America, he taught at Western Kentucky University, Western Illinois University, University of Northern Iowa, and Purdue University-Calumet.  Mr. Brahos is currently the Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at Montecito Bank and Trust.

Mr. Brahos is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts (CFALA), and the CFA Institute. He lives in Oxnard, California with his wife, Marcia, and son, Christian.


  • University of Chicago, Ph.D program (two years)
  • University of Notre Dame, MBA
  • Duke University, MA, Teaching Mathematics
  • Butler University, B.S., B.A.