Doing Well by Doing Good - Helping Veterans Enter Our Profession
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Eric C. Eberth
In commemoration of Veteran’s Day, the CFA Society of Los Angeles is facilitating a presentation by two distinguished disabled veterans to help us learn more about how we can assist the hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and now seeking to re-enter the society they have so ably protected. Drexel Hamilton is sponsoring the event and the CFA Society of Los Angeles is the host.
The conflicts of the last decade are unlike any other in American history. Due to the nature of the conflict involving the use of roadside bombs, and mitigated by excellent medical attention which allows the injured to survive the battlefield, roughly one quarter of those who have served are returning home with a permanent disability. Now they are attempting to re-enter society and take on meaningful employment to support their families and maintain their dignity.
The non-profit Wall Street Warfighters Foundation provides a six-month training program to identify, develop, and place service disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry. One of our speakers, retired Navy Lt. Cal Quinn, is a Naval Academy grad and gridiron star who served in Afghanistan in the month immediately after 9/11. Injured on the battlefield, he faced a long recovery, graduated from the training program and has now undertaken a successful second career in equities. The other, Sacramento native Eric Eberth, served in the Marines and Army. In the Army he was an Apache attack helicopter pilot. After sustaining severe injuries in Iraq, he recovered and graduated from the foundation’s training program. Today he is a municipal bond specialist.
Come and join us for this moving program and learn about how we can assist returning disabled veterans who seek meaningful employment in our profession. Hiring a veteran may be the best investment you ever made. The Wall Street Warfighters Foundation has received generous support from the CFA Institute and now the CFA Society of Los Angeles is helping by arranging this event and announcing it to our members. This will be a free luncheon event for CFA LA members.
About the Speakers
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Quinn participated in the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2001, providing forward combat logistical support to Surface, Aviation, and Coalition Special Forces Units operating in Afghanistan. After his military service, he became the eighth graduate of the Wall Street Warfighters Program. Quinn first began his civilian career with an equity agency execution broker-dealer, ultimately serving as the Director of Client Services/Product Specialist. Quinn has continued to serve the financial services industry with technology solutions working for SEI Investments and CorePROFIT Solutions. With expertise in electronic equity execution services, program trading and algorithmic trading, he served as a board member on the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia (ITAP) from 2004 to the present with a brief hiatus from 2009-2010.
Eric C. Eberth
Eric C. Eberth is a former AH-64D Apache Longbow pilot from Salem, Oregon. Eric joined the military in 1996 as an Air Transportation Journeyman in the United States Air Force. Eric then attended Officer Candidate School with the United States Marine Corps in hopes of becoming an aviator. When the Marines failed to provide an opportunity to attend flight school, Eric changed services once again to the United States Army, serving first as an infantryman and finally as an Apache Longbow pilot.
Eric was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after deployment to Iraq. Consequently, Eric was medically separated from the armed forces in December 2008.
Eric possesses a BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently a graduate student working towards a Masters of Business Administration degree.
Mr. Eberth became aware of the Wall Street Warfighters program by reading the Army Wounded Warrior blog online and through his Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) representative, Dough Miller.
Sponsored by Drexel Hamilton, LLC
Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a full-service institutional broker-dealer founded on the principal of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans desiring a career in financial services. We are committed to developing the best full-service institutional broker-dealer in the market, but most importantly earning the trust of our customers as we demonstrate our commitment to highest standards of Ethics, Morality, and Service.
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Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Lunch
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
Parking: Hotel Valet Parking: $20.00
Self-Parking at AT&T Center (611 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 -
Driveway just South of Hilton's Checkers Hotel): $9.35