Lawrence Cavanagh: Seven and a Half Decades in 2 Minutes.

Lawrence is that rare commodity, a Rowaytonite who is also a native Norwalker (4th or 5th generation, depending on how one counts it).  For the better part of a century, the Cavanagh family was involved in Norwalk’s hatting industry.  He graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island and spent two years at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, having too much fun. After several years in the Merchant Marine and the Navy, he followed his mother’s advice and went to business school, earning a BS (1971) and an MBA (1973) in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU.  First several jobs were in foreign exchange, first with or the New York Federal Reserve Bank, then with Business International and then with European American Bank. In 1985, he was hired by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) to work with their currency product.  For the twenty-plus years until retirement in 2011, he worked at Value Line, where he ran the company’s online stock options service (responsible for modeling, database, website, and editorial content).  Lawrence is married to Eleanor Riemer, whom he met at NYU while he was finishing his MBA and she was getting her PHD in history.  Together, they are officers of the Inisfad Foundation, a 90-year-old institution, involved mainly in local causes, including scholarships at Norwalk Community College, where Eleanor served for three years as Foundation Board Chair, and the Norwalk Symphony, where Lawrence serves a Board member.