Capital Exchange events feature candid conversations about how business and government can better collaborate to create jobs and economic growth. Featuring top lawmakers, CEOs and administration officials, Capital Exchange will focus on the confluence of policy, business and money. Events will cover such topics as Innovation and Regulation; Immigration Policy and the Economy; Finance, Markets and Banking in the Trump Era; The New American Labor Force.

Who should attend: Institutional investors, asset managers, government agency staff, BDMs, policymakers, congressional aides, lobbyists, think-tank leaders

PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Catherine
Bessant

Bank of America

Catherine Bessant is COO and CTO of Bank of America.

Catherine Bessant

Catherine Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. She was president, Global Corporate Banking; president, Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president, Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and president of the Florida market. She joined the bank as a corporate banker in 1982.

Bessant represents our employees on a number of important topics serving as executive sponsor for the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride executive board, the LGBT Ally program, and the Disability Advisory Council. She is one of OUTstanding’s top 10 Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives.

Active in the community and region, Bessant received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, she was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine and was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal with the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She chairs the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

Bessant recently led the formation of The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Managed by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the council will convene the brightest minds from tech, business, academia and government.

Bessant serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is ranked No. 1 among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. She also appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2018.

Stanley
Fischer

Federal Reserve System

Stanley Fischer is a former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman.

Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on May 28, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2020. He was sworn in as vice chairman of the Board of Governors on June 16, 2014. He resigned on October 13, 2017.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, Dr. Fischer was governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 through 2013.

From February 2002 to April 2005, Dr. Fischer was vice chairman of Citigroup. Dr. Fischer served as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund from September 1994 through August 2001. From January 1988 to August 1990, he was the chief economist of the World Bank.

From 1977 to 1999, Dr. Fischer was a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1992 to 1995, he was the Elizabeth and James Killian Class of 1926 professor. From 1973 to 1977, Dr. Fischer was an associate professor of economics at MIT. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, Dr. Fischer was an assistant professor of economics and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Fischer has published many articles on a wide variety of economic issues, and he is the author and editor of several scholarly books. He has been a fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an honorary fellow at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Fischer was born in Lusaka, Zambia, in October 1943. He received his BSc and MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969.

Dr. Fischer is married with three adult children.

Richard
Fisher

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Richard W. Fisher served as the twelfth president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from April 4, 2005, to March 19, 2015.

Richard Fisher

Richard W. Fisher served as the twelfth president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from April 4, 2005, to March 19, 2015. Fisher was born in Los Angeles, California. He spent his childhood years in Southern California, Mexico City, and Miami, Florida.

Fisher attended the US Naval Academy from 1967 to 1969, graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in economics in 1971, studied Latin American politics at Oxford from 1972 to 1973, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1975.

Fisher began his career in 1975 at the private bank of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he specialized in fixed income and foreign exchange markets. He became assistant to the secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration, working on issues related to the dollar crisis of 1978–79. He then returned to Brown Brothers to found their Texas operations in Dallas.

In 1987, Fisher created Fisher Capital Management and a separate funds-management firm, Fisher Ewing Partners. He sold his controlling interests in both firms when he rejoined the government in 1997.

From 1997 to 2001, Fisher was deputy US trade representative with the rank of ambassador. He oversaw the implementation of NAFTA and various agreements with Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chile, and Singapore. He was a senior member of the team that negotiated the bilateral accords for China's and Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization.

Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

During his time at the Dallas Fed, Fisher has focused the Reserve Bank’s work on prominent economic policy issues. The Reserve Bank’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute was established in 2007 with the purpose of better understanding how the process of deepening economic integration between the countries of the world, or globalization, alters the environment in which US monetary policy decisions are made.

Fisher has also positioned the Reserve Bank at the forefront of the debate on “Too Big to Fail” financial institutions, advocating for an environment that allows the largest banks to fail and returns market discipline to the banking system.

Throughout his career, Fisher has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He also has maintained his academic interests, teaching graduate courses and serving on several university boards. Fisher serves on Harvard University's Board of Overseers, one of the university's two governing boards. He was a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard in 2001, is an honorary fellow of Hertford College at Oxford University, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

A first-generation American, Fisher is equally fluent in Spanish and English. In October 2006, he received the Service to Democracy Award and Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Public Service from the American Assembly. In April 2009, he was inducted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame.

Jeb
Hensarling

House Financial Services Committee

In his eighth term in Congress, Jeb Hensarling works to advance conservative, free market principles and to reduce the size, scope, expense, and intrusiveness of the federal government.

Jeb Hensarling

In his eighth term in Congress, Jeb Hensarling works to advance conservative, free market principles and to reduce the size, scope, expense, and intrusiveness of the federal government.

Praised in press reports as “an economic disciple of the Founding Fathers” and an “updated version” of Texas’s Lone Ranger for his sometimes lonely battle against Washington’s “world of earmarks, subsidies and tax preferences,” Jeb has risen to several positions of leadership in the House since he was first elected in 2002.

Currently serving as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb has made the committee Congress’ most productive by passing more bills than any other committee, to include the landmark pro-growth Financial CHOICE Act that replaces the Dodd-Frank Act. He is also the author of comprehensive housing finance reform legislation lauded in the media as “a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie.”

For his command of the issues and commitment to conservative principles, Jeb has consistently been chosen by his congressional colleagues to serve in various leadership roles. Before his current assignment as chairman of a major committee, Jeb served as chairman of the Republican Conference – the fourth highest-ranking position in the Republican leadership.

Prior to that, Jeb served as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee – the largest caucus in the House. In recognition of his economic expertise, Jeb was also appointed to serve on the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Born in Stephenville, Texas, Jeb grew up working on his father’s farm near College Station where he learned the value of hard work and later became an Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics at Texas A&M University in 1979 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas. Jeb spent 10 years in the private sector as an officer in an investment management firm and an electricity retail company.

He and his wife, Melissa, live with their two children and split time between Dallas and Henderson County, and are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church."

Barbara
Humpton

Siemens USA

Barbara Humpton is Chief Executive Officer of Siemens USA.

Barbara Humpton

Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in annual exports.

Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT.

Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Humpton served as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she was responsible for program performance and new business development for technology consulting in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. Earlier, Humpton was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation with responsibility for Biometrics Programs, Border and Transportation Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, including such critical programs as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification and the TSA’s Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential.

Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband David.

Mick
Mulvaney

Office of Budget and Management

Mick Mulvaney is the current director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney is the current director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He was nominated to the post by President Donald J. Trump in December 2016 and confirmed by the Senate on February 16, 2017. He is also the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Prior to his time as the director of OMB, he served the people of the 5th District of South Carolina as their Congressman where he was first elected in 2010, he is the first Republican member to hold the seat in 128 years. A lifelong Carolinas resident, he attended Georgetown University, graduating with honors in International Economics, Commerce, and Finance and graduated as an Honor Scholar – the highest award given to students of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service."

Wilbur
Ross

United States Department of Commerce

Wilbur Ross is the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Wilbur Ross

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross is the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring that U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity.

Secretary Ross is the former Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC and has over 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He has restructured over $400 billion of assets in the airline, apparel, auto parts, banking, beverage, chemical, credit card, electric utility, food service, furniture, gypsum, homebuilding, insurance, marine transport, mortgage origination and servicing, oil and gas, railcar manufacturing and leasing, real estate, restaurant, shipyard, steel, textile and trucking industries. Secretary Ross has been chairman or lead director of more than 100 companies operating in more than 20 different countries.

Named by Bloomberg Markets as one of the 50 most influential people in global finance, Secretary Ross is the only person elected to both the Private Equity Hall of Fame and the Turnaround Management Hall of Fame. He previously served as privatization adviser to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the board of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund. President Kim Dae-jung awarded Secretary Ross a medal for helping South Korea during its financial crisis and, in November 2014, the Emperor of Japan awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.

As a philanthropist, Secretary Ross has served as Chairman of the Japan Society, Trustee of the Brookings Institution and Chairman of its Economic Studies Council, International Counsel Member of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Trustee of the Blenheim Foundation, President of the American Friends of the Rene Magritte Museum in Brussels and Director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He also was an Advisory Board Member of Yale University School of Management.

Secretary Ross is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School (with distinction). He and his wife Hilary Geary Ross have four children, Jessica Ross, Amanda Ross, Ted Geary and Jack Geary.

Bo
Young Lee

Uber

Bo Young Lee is Uber's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer.

Bo Young Lee

Bo leads Uber’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the company, with our stakeholders, and in the communities where we operate. Bo partners with senior leadership including its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to build a work culture where radically diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and build a work culture and systems were all employees have the opportunity to excel and grow to their highest potential. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses for Marsh and McLennan Companies. Bo also launched and led Aon/Hewitt Associates’ Global Emerging Workforce Solutions consulting practice and held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young and National Grid. Bo also served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading non-profit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, Bo has enabled dozens of clients to achieve their diversity & inclusion goals. Past clients include Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson. Bo has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a frequently sought after speaker and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Business Insurance, and other media outlets and conferences. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and Betty the dog.

PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • CATHERINE BESSANT

    Bank of America

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    CATHERINE BESSANT

    Catherine Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, Bessant has led Global Technology and Operations (GT&O), delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through nearly 95,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries.

    Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. She was president, Global Corporate Banking; president, Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president, Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and president of the Florida market. She joined the bank as a corporate banker in 1982.

    Bessant represents our employees on a number of important topics serving as executive sponsor for the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride executive board, the LGBT Ally program, and the Disability Advisory Council. She is one of OUTstanding’s top 10 Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives.

    Active in the community and region, Bessant received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, she was awarded the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine and was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal with the Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award. She chairs the North Tryon Vision Plan Advisory Committee.

    Bessant recently led the formation of The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Managed by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the council will convene the brightest minds from tech, business, academia and government.

    Bessant serves on the board of directors of Zurich Insurance Group and the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is ranked No. 1 among the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. She also appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2018.

  • STANLEY FISCHER

    Federal Reserve System

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    STANLEY FISCHER

    Stanley Fischer took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on May 28, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2020. He was sworn in as vice chairman of the Board of Governors on June 16, 2014. He resigned on October 13, 2017.

    Prior to his appointment to the Board, Dr. Fischer was governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 through 2013.

    From February 2002 to April 2005, Dr. Fischer was vice chairman of Citigroup. Dr. Fischer served as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund from September 1994 through August 2001. From January 1988 to August 1990, he was the chief economist of the World Bank.

    From 1977 to 1999, Dr. Fischer was a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1992 to 1995, he was the Elizabeth and James Killian Class of 1926 professor. From 1973 to 1977, Dr. Fischer was an associate professor of economics at MIT. Prior to joining the MIT faculty, Dr. Fischer was an assistant professor of economics and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

    Dr. Fischer has published many articles on a wide variety of economic issues, and he is the author and editor of several scholarly books. He has been a fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an honorary fellow at the London School of Economics.

    Dr. Fischer was born in Lusaka, Zambia, in October 1943. He received his BSc and MSc in economics from the London School of Economics. He received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969.

    Dr. Fischer is married with three adult children.

  • RICHARD FISHER

    Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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    RICHARD FISHER

    Richard W. Fisher served as the twelfth president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from April 4, 2005, to March 19, 2015. Fisher was born in Los Angeles, California. He spent his childhood years in Southern California, Mexico City, and Miami, Florida.

    Fisher attended the US Naval Academy from 1967 to 1969, graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in economics in 1971, studied Latin American politics at Oxford from 1972 to 1973, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1975.

    Fisher began his career in 1975 at the private bank of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he specialized in fixed income and foreign exchange markets. He became assistant to the secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration, working on issues related to the dollar crisis of 1978–79. He then returned to Brown Brothers to found their Texas operations in Dallas.

    In 1987, Fisher created Fisher Capital Management and a separate funds-management firm, Fisher Ewing Partners. He sold his controlling interests in both firms when he rejoined the government in 1997.

    From 1997 to 2001, Fisher was deputy US trade representative with the rank of ambassador. He oversaw the implementation of NAFTA and various agreements with Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chile, and Singapore. He was a senior member of the team that negotiated the bilateral accords for China's and Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization.

    Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

    During his time at the Dallas Fed, Fisher has focused the Reserve Bank’s work on prominent economic policy issues. The Reserve Bank’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute was established in 2007 with the purpose of better understanding how the process of deepening economic integration between the countries of the world, or globalization, alters the environment in which US monetary policy decisions are made.

    Fisher has also positioned the Reserve Bank at the forefront of the debate on “Too Big to Fail” financial institutions, advocating for an environment that allows the largest banks to fail and returns market discipline to the banking system.

    Throughout his career, Fisher has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He also has maintained his academic interests, teaching graduate courses and serving on several university boards. Fisher serves on Harvard University's Board of Overseers, one of the university's two governing boards. He was a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard in 2001, is an honorary fellow of Hertford College at Oxford University, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    A first-generation American, Fisher is equally fluent in Spanish and English. In October 2006, he received the Service to Democracy Award and Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Public Service from the American Assembly. In April 2009, he was inducted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame.

  • JEB HENSARLING

    House Financial Services Committee

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    JEB HENSARLING

    In his eighth term in Congress, Jeb Hensarling works to advance conservative, free market principles and to reduce the size, scope, expense, and intrusiveness of the federal government.

    Praised in press reports as “an economic disciple of the Founding Fathers” and an “updated version” of Texas’s Lone Ranger for his sometimes lonely battle against Washington’s “world of earmarks, subsidies and tax preferences,” Jeb has risen to several positions of leadership in the House since he was first elected in 2002.

    Currently serving as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Jeb has made the committee Congress’ most productive by passing more bills than any other committee, to include the landmark pro-growth Financial CHOICE Act that replaces the Dodd-Frank Act. He is also the author of comprehensive housing finance reform legislation lauded in the media as “a concrete plan for fixing Fannie and Freddie.”

    For his command of the issues and commitment to conservative principles, Jeb has consistently been chosen by his congressional colleagues to serve in various leadership roles. Before his current assignment as chairman of a major committee, Jeb served as chairman of the Republican Conference – the fourth highest-ranking position in the Republican leadership.

    Prior to that, Jeb served as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee – the largest caucus in the House. In recognition of his economic expertise, Jeb was also appointed to serve on the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

    Born in Stephenville, Texas, Jeb grew up working on his father’s farm near College Station where he learned the value of hard work and later became an Eagle Scout. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics at Texas A&M University in 1979 and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Texas. Jeb spent 10 years in the private sector as an officer in an investment management firm and an electricity retail company.

    He and his wife, Melissa, live with their two children and split time between Dallas and Henderson County, and are members of St. Michael and All Angels Church."

  • BARBARA HUMPTON

    Siemens USA

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    BARBARA HUMPTON

    Barbara Humpton is CEO of Siemens USA, where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in annual exports.

    Most recently, Humpton served as president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (SGT), a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. In this role, Humpton also served as an officer/director member of the board of directors of SGT.

    Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Humpton served as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she was responsible for program performance and new business development for technology consulting in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security. Earlier, Humpton was a vice president at Lockheed Martin Corporation with responsibility for Biometrics Programs, Border and Transportation Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, including such critical programs as the FBI’s Next Generation Identification and the TSA’s Transportation Workers’ Identification Credential.

    Humpton is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), and The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband David.

  • MICK MULVANEY

    Office of Budget and Management

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    MICK MULVANEY

    Mick Mulvaney is the current director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He was nominated to the post by President Donald J. Trump in December 2016 and confirmed by the Senate on February 16, 2017. He is also the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Prior to his time as the director of OMB, he served the people of the 5th District of South Carolina as their Congressman where he was first elected in 2010, he is the first Republican member to hold the seat in 128 years. A lifelong Carolinas resident, he attended Georgetown University, graduating with honors in International Economics, Commerce, and Finance and graduated as an Honor Scholar – the highest award given to students of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service."

  • WILBUR ROSS

    United States Department of Commerce

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    WILBUR ROSS

    Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross is the principal voice of business in the Trump Administration, ensuring that U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses have the tools they need to create jobs and economic opportunity.

    Secretary Ross is the former Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC and has over 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He has restructured over $400 billion of assets in the airline, apparel, auto parts, banking, beverage, chemical, credit card, electric utility, food service, furniture, gypsum, homebuilding, insurance, marine transport, mortgage origination and servicing, oil and gas, railcar manufacturing and leasing, real estate, restaurant, shipyard, steel, textile and trucking industries. Secretary Ross has been chairman or lead director of more than 100 companies operating in more than 20 different countries.

    Named by Bloomberg Markets as one of the 50 most influential people in global finance, Secretary Ross is the only person elected to both the Private Equity Hall of Fame and the Turnaround Management Hall of Fame. He previously served as privatization adviser to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the board of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund. President Kim Dae-jung awarded Secretary Ross a medal for helping South Korea during its financial crisis and, in November 2014, the Emperor of Japan awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.

    As a philanthropist, Secretary Ross has served as Chairman of the Japan Society, Trustee of the Brookings Institution and Chairman of its Economic Studies Council, International Counsel Member of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Trustee of the Blenheim Foundation, President of the American Friends of the Rene Magritte Museum in Brussels and Director of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He also was an Advisory Board Member of Yale University School of Management.

    Secretary Ross is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School (with distinction). He and his wife Hilary Geary Ross have four children, Jessica Ross, Amanda Ross, Ted Geary and Jack Geary.

  • BO YOUNG LEE

    Uber

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    BO YOUNG LEE

    Bo leads Uber’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the company, with our stakeholders, and in the communities where we operate. Bo partners with senior leadership including its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to build a work culture where radically diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and build a work culture and systems were all employees have the opportunity to excel and grow to their highest potential. Prior to joining Uber, Bo was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses for Marsh and McLennan Companies. Bo also launched and led Aon/Hewitt Associates’ Global Emerging Workforce Solutions consulting practice and held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young and National Grid. Bo also served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading non-profit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, Bo has enabled dozens of clients to achieve their diversity & inclusion goals. Past clients include Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson. Bo has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a frequently sought after speaker and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Business Insurance, and other media outlets and conferences. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and Betty the dog.

  • TIM WENTWORTH

    Express Scripts

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    TIM WENTWORTH

    Tim Wentworth is Chief Executive Officer and President of Express Scripts. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategic direction and core business, including sales and account management, information technology, operations, research and new solutions, and supply chain management. Tim was named President in 2014 and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Tim joined Express Scripts when the company merged with Medco in April 2012. At Medco, he led the employer and key accounts organizations for nearly 14 years. He also served as President and CEO of Accredo, the company's specialty pharmacy. He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and an associate's degree in business from Monroe Community College.

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7:30am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

8:00AM

ON-STAGE INTERVIEWS BEGIN

Global Trade: Thriving in a New Era
Tariffs, a new NAFTA, an ascendant China, Brexit. Amid all the variables and all the noise, one thing is clear: we’ve entered a new era of global trade. What policies and strategies will allow American businesses and the U.S. economy to thrive?

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