August 4, 2017
Kevin O’Neill kicks off the show talking ‘pay-for-play’ politics, President Trump’s ties to Russia and the groups most negatively affected by the Affordable Care Act. Kathy Dervin is in-studio with special guests Julie Dervin and Meghan Skelton. Chief and the ladies discuss both the positive and negative impact a festival like Lollapalooza has on the city of Chicago. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures’ Peoria, AZ location joins the music discussion before breaking down the labor report.
Guests & Co-Hosts
Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.
Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.
Meghan is an Appellate Attorney at Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. She is also an avid music lover.
Julie is a Digital Experience Strategy & Operations Leader out of Chicago, IL.
John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 12 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.
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