This week, members of CBA’s Future Business Leaders of America (“FBLA”) took a trip to Wall Street to walk the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Led by Executive Governor of Market Operations Rudy Mass, the 32 FBLA members got a chance to speak with floor traders about their day-to-day and the history of NYSE. As the core of American commerce, the Exchange has seen a great deal of change in the last few decades and now operates on a completely-paperless format. The students had a chance to speak with the several alumni and CBA parents who work on the Exchange floor.
The day also included a full tour of the Museum of American Finance, located in the oldest building on Wall Street, and a stop-in to the headquarters of private investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman.
Managing Director John Santos (CBA Class of 1983) and VP, Trader and Portfolio Manager Chris Romaglino (CBA Class of ’94) spoke to the students about career planning, the financial industry, and their firm—the oldest privately held bank in the nation.
As Christian Brothers Academy continues to prepare its students for the demands of tomorrow, parents and students can continue to expect a focus on practical applications and unique behind-the-scenes experiences such as this.
About FBLA:
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization focused on helping students obtain a better understanding of the different career opportunities offered in Business. Students have the chance to hear guest speakers and participate in interactive presentations that develop business acumen. Learn more.
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at