Wright B. Waddell


A lifelong resident of Columbus, Wright serves as 1st Vice President and Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Georgia and has long been active in the Columbus community, serving on the board of directors of the First Tee of Columbus, American Cancer Society and the Columbus YMCA. He is a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Wright is perhaps best known as an outstanding amateur golfer who has recently been selected to the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame by the Georgia State Golf Association. Waddell will be inducted as part of the Hall of Fame’s 2018 class.

He is also a member of the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame. His accomplishments include four consecutive state championship years as a key member of the Hardaway High School golf team; four victories at the Southeastern Amateur (1990, 1994, 1996 and 2000) and three runner-up finishes; selection as an All-American in 1983 at UGA; three-time selection as All-SEC (one first-team and two second team); captain of the UGA golf team (1984); and 15 USGA championship victories, including four-time champion of the GSGA Four-Ball Championship with Carter Mize (1991, 1995, 2003 and 2004).

He and his wife, Katherine, have five children.