Wayne and Rubye Reid Award: Jackson Buonamia ’17

Wayne and Rubye Reid Award
Jackson Buonamia ’17

Recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the career development of Furman students.

Jackson Buonamia ’17


Jackson joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2017 following graduation. He began as a high yield credit trading analyst and now serves as an investment banking associate. In the spring and summer of 2015, he interned with Bank of America. Jackson successfully balanced the high pressure demands of developing his career and performing as a student-athlete. He now shares his experience and knowledge with Furman students.

Jackson has gone above and beyond for students, opening doors and making useful connections within the competitive finance world in New York City. His service to Furman includes mentoring, advising and networking, often with business majors and athletes. He also participates in formal programming events through the Malone Center for Career Engagement, such as career treks and webinars. Jackson has also volunteered as a guest speaker and panelist. He remains close to the Investment Club and helps student navigate opportunities in the finance industry.

Jackson graduated from Furman in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He was a student-athlete on the football team and participated in the Furman Investment Club and Furman Economic Society. He and his wife, Jennifer Buonamia, live in New York City.