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Southtown Drain

April 20, 2018

Matt Weber is back from Las Vegas. Chief and Matty welcome Kevin O’Neill for hour one to talk Athletic Directors’ salaries and the value of organizational leaders. Kathy Dervin is in-studio. Chief and Kathy welcome Zak Koeske of the Daily Southtown to discuss the corruption in Harvey, IL and whether or not there’s any hope for the struggling South Suburbs of Chicago. John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures‘ Peoria, AZ location closes the show discussing everything from adrenaline junkies to oil prices. 

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Kevin O’Neill

Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday and Friday 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

Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. 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.

Zak Koeske

Zak Koeske is a reporter covering the far southwest side of Chicago and south suburbs for Daily Southtown; a Chicago Tribune publication. Zak is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Masters in Journalism from Northwestern. Before working for the Southtown, Zak served as a reporter for the Weekend Editor in Staten Island, NY.

John Neal

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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