Victim: Mark James Zwynenburg

Mark James Zwynenburg Mark James Zwynenburg, born October 14, 1959, was the 29-year-old executive director of the London office of Goldman Sachs. A native of West Nyack, N.Y., Mark was returning home to spend Christmas with his parents John and Barbara, and his brother Paul.

Mark was an extensive traveler, a fiercely competitive tennis player, and an avid skier. He was looking forward to spending part of the holiday on the slopes in Killington, Vermont.

Mark was a 1981 graduate of the University of Vermont, and had also studied in Germany and Switzerland. Following graduation he was employed by Merrill Lynch in New York City and London as a currency trader and then investment banker. When he joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 he was, at 28, the youngest vice president of the international investment firm. A colleague described Mark as a "financial genius." A friend said that Mark firmly believed that hard work, tolerance, and understanding were essential to bringing about positive change in the world. His friend's letter concludes, "Mark believed in people and, most importantly, in their value. In a rare and gifted way, he celebrated his life and the lives of others."

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