Roberts & Ryan, Inc., America’s first Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Broker Dealer, is proud to recognize Laura Chan for achieving the rank of Commander – as a Strategic Sealift Officer, U.S. Navy Reserves. On Tuesday, May 23, the Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral John Mustin, conducted her pinning ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Chan was accompanied by her close family, friends, and colleagues.
“I’m very thankful for the village I have to support me in all of my endeavors,” said Ms. Chan.
Ms. Chan has a 15+ year career in the U.S. Navy. Her last deployment was in support of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet at Military Sealift Command (MSC) Far East as the Operational Support Officer located in Singapore. She is currently Vice President of Business Development at Roberts & Ryan, Inc., focusing on Equity Capital Markets, Pension Funds, and Corporate Development. She holds Series 7 & 63 licenses.
“As of April 2023, the U.S. Navy Reserves contains 93,963 reservists that support commands located all over the world. Of the 93,000+ reservists, only 19 were selected to CDR in the Strategic Sealift Officer community and we’re thrilled to have Laura as one of the 19 chosen,” said James McDevitt, Head of Equities Sales & Trading, Capital Markets at Roberts & Ryan, Inc.
“Laura began her career at Roberts & Ryan as an intern in 2020, and she is one of the best examples of success in our social mission to help veterans in the area of career development. In the years since, she has proven herself to be a valuable member of our team. Her promotion to Commander is just one illustration of her dedication and work ethic, and I am proud to celebrate her accomplishment,” said Edward D’Alessandro, Chief Executive Officer of Roberts & Ryan, Inc.