FLASH FRIDAY: Texas Traders Convention

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In what is surely the capital markets industry’s first post-summer event, the 2022 Texas Traders Convention will be held Sept. 8-10 in Dallas. 

It looks like a networking-heavy few days. There will be three hours of equities, options and crypto panels on Thursday afternoon, but then it’s on to the fun stuff: cocktails, dinner and a poker tournament that evening, followed by shotgun shooting, golf, and a pool party on Friday. 

Then the big kahuna: a bus to Austin leaves at 6 pm Friday, grab a hotel room and be ready for 9 am Saturday tailgating at the Alabama-Texas football game.

Traders Magazine profiled the Dallas Security Traders Association at this time last year, just ahead of the 2021 Texas Traders Convention. In that article, DSTA President Steve Capurso said the organization was increasing its efforts to coordinate with retail brokerage firms such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade. 

But Flash Friday is about flashing back — way back. So let’s look back on the 2000 DSTA event, as seen through a Traders Magazine photo gallery.

Brian Marino, NDB Capital Markets, (now Account Executive at Prime Bank Card Harbortouch, according to LinkedIn); Bill Flanagan, NYSE; Rich Marino, NDB Capital Markets.
Donald Cottage, State Street Capital Markets (back at State Street after stints at Portware and Altrushare); Thomas Kemler, Hester Capital Management (now Chief Business Appraiser at BKA Wealth Consulting).
Harold Wilson, Capital Institutional Services; Chris Cornette, guest; Ken Wiseman, Richmark Capital (now President, Capital Markets IQ); Russell Hildreth, SWS Securities.
Todd Marsh and Darren Day of Embarcadero Securities of San Diego. Marsh is Co-Founder and President of Property Alliance in Park City, Utah; Day is SVP at Gar Wood Securities in La Jolla, California.
Lester Rosen, SWS Securities; Bob Sonzo, Knight Securities; Phillip Lewis, William V. Frankel & Co..
Dan Morrissey, Fidelity Capital Markets; Tom Byrne, Nasdaq; Colleen Latta, Suntrust Robinson-Humphrey (now owner, SnapCake Baking & Catering in St. Augustine, FL); Tim Ryan, Nasdaq.
Andy Kolinsky, Knight Trading; Bob Herndon, Nasdaq.