John D. Spooner has served as a Huntington Board member since 2002. He is an investment adviser, author, and columnist for Improper Bostonian magazine. His most recent book is No One Ever Told Us That: A Grandfather's Letters on Life and Money (2012), the #1 Boston Globe best-seller for which he is touring nationwide. It will also be published in Japan, China, and Korea. Additional best-sellers include the nonfiction Confessions of a Stockbroker, Smart People: A Users Guide to Experts, and Sex and Money, and the novels Class and The Foursome. His articles have appeared regularly in magazines such as Playboy, Town and Country, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, and The Boston Globe.
As managing director of the wealth management of The Spooner Group at Morgan Stanley, he manages the assets of over 2,000 clients from all over America and around the world. He lectures widely on the philosophy of investing and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including CNBC, Fox News, and NPR and has been a guest commentator on Bloomberg National Radio.
Mr. Spooner, a co-founder of the Curious George Foundation, formerly served on the baord of the Harvard Alumni Association. He was previously a director of The Atlantic Monthly, a contributing editor for Worth magazine, business editor of Boston Magazine, and a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, an agency that distributes all arts funding for the Commonwealth.
He was named "Boston's Best Investment Advisor" by Improper Bostonian and one of the 100 Best Investment Advisors in America by Barron's and was honored with the Literary Lights Award, given to New England's most distinguished writers by the Boston Public Library..
Inc. Magazine said about him, "Spooner, known nationally as the author of Smart People and Confessions of a Stockbroker, is a phenomenon, as much as psychologist and futurist as an investment advisor." Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser series, said, "Spooner is one of the best writers in America," and The Boston Globe has called him "a national treasure."