Peter Kenny '82

Major: Political Science / Economics
Work Crew: Landscaping / Child Care
Service: Vice President of Students and Admissions Committee
Current Job: Managing Director of Knight Capital Group

Peter Kenny graduate of ’82 works as Managing Director of Knight Capital Group, a global financial services firm headquartered in Jersey City NJ.  He is a frequent commentator on CNBC, Fox Business News, and many other news sources. His "Daily Thoughts" memo goes out to some of the most prominent asset managers on Wall Street and people of influence in media - globally. At Warren Wilson, Peter majored in political science and economics. He was Vice President of the student body and served on the Admissions Committee. While at Warren Wilson, Peter also worked on the Landscaping Crew for a year and the Child Care Crew for 3 years. Peter describes his time at Warren Wilson “as an experience of community".  “The simple process of getting up and working daily - was important. Clearly, my Landscaping and Child Care experiences at WWC do not correlate with my chosen profession (topically) but in a broader sense, the notion that as a community we worked daily to engage  with the fabric of the community - that is something I have found endlessly pertinent in my adult life.”