Long shared how she worked 70-80 hours a week as a single mother. She earned $10,000 in commissions her ;rst year
and worked part time for a chiropractor, she said. A neighbor
watched her son while she traveled.
Bravo summed up the panel’s stories.
“There is nothing we cannot do,” she said.
After the panel, Larsen delivered a second session, “Gender
Communications: It’s Not Your Mother’s Playground Anymore.”
Everything, she said, communicates. The good news is
that people can manage others’ perceptions with a few modi-
;cations. Easy changes to incorporate include the elimination
of quali;ers such as “I’m sorry” and mastering the art of being
pleasantly persistent when voicing desires.
The next PEI Women event will be during the PEI
Convention at the NACS Show in Chicago. No-nonsense
consultant Steve McClatchy will keynote a session on time
management from 2 to 3: 15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.
For more information about PEI Women and to join, visit
MATRIX ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc., an independent middle-market investment bank, recently promoted Thomas E. Kelso,
David W. Shoulders, William J. O’Flaherty, Stephen C. Lynch
and John C. Duni, the company announced.
The board of directors elected Kelso president of Matrix.
This new role will be in addition to his current responsibilities as
managing director and principal and head of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group.
Shoulders was promoted to managing director and head of
Matrix’s Consumer & Industrial Products Group. He has been
with Matrix more than 10 years and will continue to manage
transactions and focus on new client development.
Flaherty, a member of Matrix’s Consumer & Industrial
Products Group, was promoted to vice president. During his
seven-year career, O’Flaherty has advised on more than 45
successful sell-side and capital markets engagements across
industries including transportation, packaging, manufacturing,
distribution and business services.
Lynch was promoted to vice president. He has been a
member of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail
Group since he joined the ;rm in 2011.
Duni was promoted to associate. He has been with Matrix’s
Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group since May
2015 and has advised on seven successful engagements since
5 STUDEN TS WIN PEI KEMP SCHOLARSHIPS
Five students won the PEI Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp
Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Scholarship recipients are: Koral Tolifson, daughter of Chris
Tolifson, Westmor Industries, Morris, Minnesota; Ashlyn Childs,
daughter of Scott Childs, Oscar W. Larson, Clarkston, Michigan;
Mariah Brown, daughter of Gregory Brown, Shields, Harper and
Co., Martinez, California; David Wood, son of Bill Wood, Oil
Equipment Co., Trussville, Alabama; and Peyton Ford, daughter
of Rhonda Watson, Watco Tanks Inc., Floresville, Texas.;
For more information, visit; www.pei.org/foundation.
Charles D. Kemp