Steven Borg has worked for the past 25 years in the banking industry and is currently a senior vice president and corporate marketing director of California Bank & Trust, specializing in cross-cultural communications/marketing. An active volunteer who serves on such non-profit boards as The Helping Hands Program, he and his wife, Betsy '86, are the parents of two small children. He credits HNU, in no uncertain terms, for providing him with the "four key success factors" that have helped him build his career. "Holy Names taught me the importance of critical thinking; it prepared me to be a good communicator; it gave me a sense of responsibility - both socially and ethically; and it gave me a global perspective, in part because of my major and in part because of HNU's diverse student body." Having been the hiring authority in many instances over the years, Steven is painfully aware of how impossible it is to try to teach someone, in the fast pace of a workplace environment, how to think critically, how to communicate, and how to think ethically. "[All of those abilities] are the basis of the whole liberal arts tradition; people need more than technical skills," Steven observes, forever grateful that HNU prepared him to excel in every way in today's global marketplace.