Esteban McMahan

Esteban McMahan received his BA in International Business from James Madison University in 1986.

He served in the US Army for four years. He began as a Medical Platoon Leader for a Light Infantry Battallion, earning his combat badge during Operation Just Cause in Panama. He was promoted to Captain, and his next assignment was as the Adjutant for the same battallion. After the Army, he worked at Bear Stearns in New York as a trader of international equities for seven years, and in 1997 moved to Chapel Hill and began his career as an international trader.

He was the Vice-Chair for El Centro Latino ( www.elcentrolatino.org ), is on the Advisory for Carolina for Kibera ( cfk.unc.edu ), and is a mentor/advocate for the Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate Program, which he has been for the last nine years ( ).

Esteban and his wife, Dana McMahan received the 2006 Citizens of the Year Award from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce's Foundation for a Sustainable Community.

Esteban and Dana have been written up in Chapel Hill News for their home cooking and dinner parties. Read "Double Teaming" from Chapel Hill News, June 2007 - .

Esteban and Dana are also involved with the Orange County Habitat for Humanity ( www.orangehabitat.org/pdfs/newsletters/Fall06.pdf ), and the Family House ( www.familyhouseunch.org ).

He has summitted Mt. Rainier three times, has run with the bulls in Pamplona, loves to cook, and has competed in sprint triathlons.