Todd Christopher Weaver
Occupation:Fiduciary Trust International | Vice PresidentDedicated Memorial Sites:Reflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
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Fresh from a one-year teaching job in Japan and a wealth of travel in the Far East, Todd Weaver and his college sweetheart wife loaded up their car in 1994 and headed to Chicago to try their luck in the big city. He didn't have a job or a home, but it didn't take long before the Ohio native made his mark in Chicago's financial world.
"He was one of our rising stars, the youngest senior consultant we've ever had," said John Ellwood, chairman of J.H. Ellwood and Associates, a Chicago investment company where Weaver worked from 1998 to 2000. "He was a marvelous guy, mature beyond his years. But he wanted to go to New York to make his fortune."
Armed with a master's degree from the University of Chicago, Weaver, 30, secured a coveted job as a vice president with Fiduciary Trust Company International. He moved to New York City last fall with his wife, Amy. Marilyn Weaver said her son was ambitious, but also a caring man with many friends, a sharp mind and a dry sense of humor.
"New York was his dream," she said. "It turned out to be a nightmare." Her son was in his office on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center's south tower when the first jet sliced through the north tower. He called his wife in a panic. About 15 minutes later, the second jet hit his building.