Atlantic Broadband CEO Richard Shea joined executives from more than 50 companies to help honor U.S. veterans at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York, by ringing the opening bell in a special ceremony at the stock exchange Monday.
The ceremony was part of an annual Veterans Day event sponsored by the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG). Now in its sixth year, the event recognizes public and private companies that have made an impact supporting active duty military members, veterans, and their families.
The event also featured roundtable discussion about how today’s executives can develop the next generation of America's business leaders through veterans support.
Shea, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an officer in the army overseas and in the United States before achieving the rank of Captain.
“It is good to pause each year to reflect on the contribution made by our military personnel in their service to our country, as well as the substantial sacrifices our veterans and families have made in carrying out that service,” Shea said in a statement. “Still, our support for veterans cannot merely be one of thanks and appreciation, but finding concrete ways to support veterans in our business communities, including bringing their talents to our workplaces.”