Joe Savery ’13

Joe Savery ’13

Private Wealth Advisor, Americana Partners
BA 2013, Rice University

ARA Board Term ends: 2026

Get to Know Joe

Executive Bio

Joe Savery is a Private Wealth Advisor at Americana Partners. Prior to joining Americana, he was an Associate Client Advisor at Avalon Investment & Advisory.

Savery was a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Oakland Athletics from 2013 to 2014 and the Philadelphia Phillies from 2011 to 2013. He was a Major League Baseball first-round draft pick in 2007.

Savery has a BA in Sport Management from Rice University, where he is currently Chairman of the Rice University Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Board, and a board member of the Rice Baseball Insiders (RBI). Joe has his FINRA Series 7 and 66.

What part of serving on the ARA Board are you most excited about?

I look forward to working alongside dedicated Rice alum who want to see our university at its very best. As a small, private institution I've always felt that Rice truly belongs to its students and alumni. Because Rice has been such a blessing to me, I hope to give back in any way that I can.

What is your favorite “Only at Rice” memory or story?

When I got onto campus in the late summer of 2004, the internet was still relatively new and the ways we were using computers was changing every day. These were the days of Napster and the very first iPod. I went to meet some fellow incoming freshmen and stumbled upon a student playing a word scramble game on his computer. When I leaned over to try and help, he informed me that there was no need. He had written a software that gave him all the answers. While I didn't understand the fun in that, I was blown away that one of my peers had written software for a computer game in his free time.

If you could give one piece of advice to Rice students, what would it be?

Most would agree that Rice students are highly driven young people and should take some time to enjoy the ride. Enjoy the people and slow things down when you can. And I would agree with that. But I would also encourage them to remember the impact Rice had on their lives once their time is done. Do what you can to stay involved with the university and support the future generations of Rice students