Wall Street veteran to speak to business classes

Elijah Akhtarzad

The Harvard-Westlake Business and Entrepreneurship group will host its first speaker event open to all students after school today.

George J. Rohlinger will speak about his many successes on Wall Street and all the secrets he has learned in the business world, Kelly Crosson ’14 said.

Rohlinger is a Wall Street veteran and also holds the Guinness Book of World Record for farthest distance traveled on a bicycle in 24 hours by a team.

The event is open to the entire student body and will be hosted by Jacob Byrnes ’14, Crosson and Anthony Ulloa ’14.

Chief Financial Officer and Business of Life teacher Rob Levin and head of the alumni entrepreneurial network Nate Snyder ’94, chose Rohlinger  based on his business expertise, and all the life lessons he has to offer.

“On all sides, George has a lot of advice to offer not only in business but in life,” Crosson said. “I think each student will take away the importance of being a dedicated and a well-rounded human being. While being successful in a career is important, you must be successful and happy in other areas to feel fully accomplished. Everyone, both students and adults, can learn so much from George.”

Students will also get to meet the founders of the HW Business and Entrepreneurship Network at the event, which will help students make connections, Crosson said.

The event will last from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and will include free dinner and Diddy Riese cookies for students.