October 5, 2018
The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will host its annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. in the A&S auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors A&S students who have made the president’s, dean’s or freshman honor rolls during the past academic year. College of Arts and Sciences alumna Caitlin Long, from Laramie, is this year’s keynote speaker.
Student speakers are Juan Diego Vintimilla Cordoba, a senior in the departments of Psychology, and Modern and Classical Languages, from Cuenca-Azuay, Ecuador; and McKenzee Peterson, a senior in the departments of Geology and Geophysics, and Psychology, from Star Valley Ranch.
Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran and an expert in bitcoin and blockchain technology. Active in bitcoin since 2012, Long helped drive Wyoming’s trailblazing 2018 blockchain legislation as a co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition.
From 2016-18, she was chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain company. She ran Morgan Stanley’s pension business (2007-2016); held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007); and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-97).
At Morgan Stanley, Long advised on the settlement of nearly $40 billion of pension obligations for General Motors, Verizon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Motorola, JC Penney and several other companies. At Credit Suisse, she helped place the initial public offerings of MetLife, Manulife, Prudential, Principal and John Hancock.
An active UW alumna, Long most recently chaired UW’s inaugural 2018 WyoHackathon for software developers. She previously served on the UW Foundation Board of Directors and the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.
An American weekly business magazine named Long among the top 10 business leaders changing the world through technology (2016); MarketsMedia, a content provider for all sectors of the securities industry through print, online and event platforms, gave …