2024 CNBC CEO Council Summit: Leading With Resilience

In a pivotal election year, rife with unknown outcomes and known contradictions, it’s more challenging than ever for leaders to navigate hype, to seek balance, and to embrace nuance. CEOs need to be beacons of trust and opportunity makers.

As such, CNBC is convening the 2024 CEO Council Summit in Washington, DC, a one-of-a-kind news forum on the uncanny strength of the American economy and the remarkable staying power of American democracy. CEOs gather to consider what’s next, and what innovations and collaborations the future will require of them.


About the CNBC CEO Council

The CNBC CEO Council meets the moment, bringing together a diverse community of invitation-only CEOs from across industries, geographies, and stages of growth.

Membership includes:

  • Interactive Programming with Newsmakers
  • Elite Networking Events
  • Intimate, Actionable Roundtables

The 2024 CNBC CEO Council Summit has ended. For more coverage of the Summit, visit Leadership Insights on CNBC.com. To learn more about future Summits and membership in the CNBC CEO Council, click here.

Event Speakers

Michael C. Casey

On 18 September 2023, Michael C. Casey was sworn in as the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). In this role, he leads and supports the counterintelligence (CI) and security activities of the U.S. Government, and serves as the principal CI and security advisor to the Director of National Intelligence

Under Mike’s leadership, NCSC produces the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States and leads national-level CI and security programs, including the National Insider Threat Task Force, CI mission management, security clearance policy and reform, supply chain risk mitigation, and security standards and compliance for overseas diplomatic facilities. NCSC also plays a critical role in conducting outreach to the private sector and other stakeholders on foreign intelligence threats and how to mitigate these threats.

Prior to joining NCSC, Mike served as the Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) since 2016. Working with the Minority Staff Director, he led the staff as they supported Committee Members in conducting oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s budget and activities.

Before his service in the U.S. Senate, Mike served as a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee for more than nine years. He was responsible for policy covering a broad spectrum of global operations, as well as policies relating to the Department of Defense. In total, he spent over 27 years working for Congress in a variety of positions, most related to national security.

Mike Casey is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University.

Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva has been serving as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since October 1, 2019. On April 12, 2024, the IMF’s Executive Board selected Ms. Georgieva to serve for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

Before joining the IMF, Ms. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months.

Previously, Ms. Georgieva helped shape the agenda of the European Union while serving as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources. In this capacity she oversaw the EU’s €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff, as well as the EU’s response to the Euro Area debt crisis and the 2015 refugee crisis. Before that, she was Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets.

Ms. Georgieva began her career in public service at the World Bank as an environmental economist in 1993. After serving for 17 years, and in many senior positions, including Director for Sustainable Development, Director for the Russian Federation, Director for Environment, and Director for Environment and Social Development for the East Asia and Pacific Region, her career culminated in her appointment as Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2008. In this role, she served as the interlocutor between the World Bank Group’s senior management, its Board of Directors, and its shareholder countries.

Ms. Georgieva serves on many international panels including as co-Chair of the Global Commission on Adaptation, and as co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. She has authored and co-authored over 100 publications on environmental and economic policy, including textbooks on macro- and microeconomics.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1953, Ms. Georgieva holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. During her academic career, she was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 2010, she was named “European of the Year” and “Commissioner of the Year” by European Voice in recognition for her leadership in the EU’s response to humanitarian crises. In October 2020, she received the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished International Leadership Award in acknowledgement of exceptional and distinctive contributions during her career of public service.

Josh Harris

Josh is the Managing Partner of the Washington Commanders and the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE).

Josh is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). In connection with the HBSE portfolio, he is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Co-Managing Partner, Vice Chairman, & Alternate Governor of the New Jersey Devils. Under his leadership, the HBSE platform has grown to include Top-10 venue, the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the $82 million mixed-use Training Complex in Camden, NJ, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Utica Comets, renowned esports franchise Dignitas, and HBSEv, a venture fund investing in early stage sports technology companies, among other franchises. Additionally, Josh is a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League.

Passionate about strengthening the communities in which the teams operate, Josh, in connection with the Sixers Youth Foundation and Devils Youth Foundation, supports Newark, Camden and Philadelphia by partnering with local hospitals, youth centers, schools and food distribution centers for civic growth and relief.

Outside of HBSE, in 2022, Josh founded 26North, a next-generation alternatives platform. Prior to founding 26North, Josh co-founded Apollo Global Management and spent over thirty years building the firm into the world's second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager. Harris was responsible for some of the firm's most successful private equity investments, including the historic LyondellBasell transaction.

Additionally, Josh and his wife, Marjorie, founded Harris Philanthropies in 2014 to advocate for youth and community development. Across their charitable platform, they have become one of the largest supporters of after-school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually across the country.

Jo Ann Jenkins

As CEO of AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins leads the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization with nearly 38 million members. Since 2014, Jo Ann has transformed AARP into a leader in social change empowering all people to choose how they live as they age. Under her leadership, AARP has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, and has been named to the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces and Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators.

Her best-selling book, Disrupt Aging, has become a signature rallying cry for revolutionizing society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations.

She holds board and advisory positions at numerous corporate and civic organizations. She is a Baldrige Fellow and received the Baldrige Leadership Award. In 2019, Fortune named her “One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”
While AARP has long been recognized for its services, information and advocacy on behalf of people age 50 and over, Jenkins led efforts to redefine AARP’s vision, challenge outdated beliefs and spark new insights that allow people to adapt to the new realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as health, financial resilience, digital and social connectivity, work opportunities and personal fulfillment. Her best-selling book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, has become a signature rallying cry for revolutionizing society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations. She also established a new strategic direction and operating structure for AARP Foundation, focusing on change in four critical areas – hunger, income, housing, and isolation. She created Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year, nationwide campaign which has donated over 36 million meals and provides support to over 100 anti-hunger organizations across the country.

Jenkins began her career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, later moving to the US. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture in a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility. Interlaced with her public service, she served in several private consulting firms, advising major corporations in their development and implementation of diversity and organizational strategy. In 1994 she was asked to join the Library of Congress as a senior advisor, then Chief of Staff, becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2007. She led the development of innovative initiatives that transformed the Library’s workforce into “knowledge navigators,” launched the National Book Festival, created the Library of Congress Experience, an interactive pathway offering access to the Library’s incomparable collections, and built strong, mutually-supportive relationships with private sector sponsors.

Jo Ann Jenkins has held a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Services, AARP Funds, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, U.S. Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities, Caring for Military Families, AVNET Board of Directors; World Economic Forum Stewardship Board for the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative; and World Economic Forum, Board of Governors for the Health Systems Initiative. In 2019, she was named to the AARP Board of Directors; Baldridge Leadership Award (2019); Fortune: “One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2019). She has been recognized with WNET New York Public Media 2018 “Woman of Vision” Award; Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award (2018); Black Enterprise Magazine “Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017); Actor’s Fund Medal of Honor (2017); International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 Presidential Award; Foreign Policy Global Thinker (2017); Power 100 – Washington’s Most Influential People, Washington Life Magazine (2015, 2016, & 2017); “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015); “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018); Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014) and Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013).

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, she graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Jenkins also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Spring Hill College and Washington College.

Rep. Mike Johnson

Speaker Mike Johnson is the 56th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican member of Congress proudly serving Louisiana’s Fourth District. On October 25, 2023, he was elected unanimously by his House Republican colleagues to serve as the Speaker. After a tenure of less than 6.8 years in the House, Mike was given the honor faster than any person in history except for Speaker John G. Carlisle in 1883, who had previously served for only 6.75 years. As a Member of Congress, he represents the nearly 760,000 residents of 16 parishes in the northwest and western regions of his state. Mike was first elected to Congress on December 10, 2016, by the largest margin of victory in his region in more than 50 years and is currently serving in his fourth term in Congress.

Prior to being Speaker, Mike was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, one of the seven elected leadership positions for Republicans in the House of Representatives, as well as Deputy Whip. He was also previously honored to serve as chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservatives in Congress, known as “the intellectual arsenal of conservatism in the House.”

With two decades of previous experience in Constitutional law, Mike previously served on the House Judiciary Committee, and as chairman of its Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government. He also served as a leader on the Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Armed Services Committee. His district includes important military installations, including Barksdale Air Force Base, headquarters of the Air Force Global Strike Command, and Fort Johnson (formerly Fort Polk) and the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, as well as the Louisiana National Guard’s Camp Minden Training Site and other assets.

Mike is a dedicated husband and father and an attorney who has devoted his life and career to fighting for the fundamental freedoms and traditional values that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world. He spent nearly 20 years successfully litigating high profile constitutional law cases in district and appellate courts nationwide, and previously served in the Louisiana Legislature (2015-17).

The eldest son of a Shreveport firefighter who was critically burned and permanently disabled in the line of duty, Mike learned early on the values of hard work, honor, and sacrifice. He has a practical understanding of the challenges that small business owners face because he, like his parents and grandparents, is one himself. Mike has also been a college professor, conservative talk radio host and columnist, a media spokesman for America’s largest religious liberty organizations, a constitutional law seminar instructor, a board member and legal counsel for national organizations and numerous community groups and ministries.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in 1995, and his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1998. He and his wife Kelly, a former school teacher and now a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, have been married since 1999, and have four children, Hannah, Abigail, Jack and Will, and an older son Michael, who became a part of their family in 1999. Today, they reside in Bossier Parish.

Jonathan Kanter

Jonathan Kanter was confirmed on November 17, 2021, as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Throughout his career, Mr. Kanter has been a leading advocate for strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement and competition policy.

Mr. Kanter has been a partner in the Washington, D.C. offices of two national law firms and was the founder of a boutique antitrust law firm dedicated to promoting antitrust enforcement. Mr. Kanter began his career as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. He earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.A. from State University of New York at Albany.

Lina M. Khan

Lina M. Khan was sworn in as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission on June 15, 2021.

Prior to becoming head of the FTC, Khan was an Associate Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She also previously served as counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, legal adviser to FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, and legal director at the Open Markets Institute.

Khan’s scholarship on antitrust and competition policy has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. She is a graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School.

Syd Kitson

Syd Kitson is Chairman/CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation and development of environmentally responsible, sustainable master-planned communities and commercial properties.

Kitson is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a notable career in the National Football League. Upon retirement, he began his career in real estate, founding Kitson & Partners in 1999. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida, encompassing an area five times the size of the island of Manhattan, with over 80% of the original land purchase set aside in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.

Syd has served on multiple civic, education and non-profit boards. He chaired the 2016-2017 Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, served as Chair of the Board of Governors for the State University System of Florida in 2020 and 2021, is immediate past Chair of the Florida Council of 100, and was named TIME Magazine’s “Dreamer of the Year” in 2023.

Rep. Derek Kilmer

Derek Kilmer serves as the United States Representative of Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

With over a decade of experience working in economic development in the Puget Sound region, Derek is focused on getting our economy and our Congress back to work. Derek has a strong record as a problem solver for Washington families and he's been recognized by veterans organizations for his support of our troops, their families, and those who have served.

Steve MacMillan

Mr. MacMillan was named President and CEO of Hologic, the global leader in Women’s Health, in December 2013 and appointed Chairman in June 2015. Under his leadership at Hologic, the company has more than doubled in revenue by expanding its leading positions in 3-D mammography, molecular diagnostics (including launching its leading COVID-19 test) and expanded its gynecological surgical business.

Stephen P. MacMillan was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation until February 2012. Mr. MacMillan joined Stryker in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed CEO effective January 2005, and Chairman in January 2010.

During his 9 years at Stryker, revenues almost tripled from $2.8B to over $8.3B in 2011, and the company moved up over 200 spots on the Fortune 500 list while transforming the company’s quality, compliance, and manufacturing operations.

Mr. MacMillan began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1985 and later spent 11 years with Johnson & Johnson in both the U.S. and Europe and became President of the joint venture between Johnson & Johnson and Merck.

In 2000, he joined Pharmacia Corporation’s Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Fred Hassan, where he oversaw five global businesses with revenues exceeding $2 billion.

Mr. MacMillan has also served on the Board of Directors of Texas Instruments, Alere and Boston Scientific and served on the Institute of Medicine’s Healthcare Policy Roundtable. He was also one of the Fortune 500 CEOs appointed to the Department of Commerce’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership to help the country rebound from the 08/09 downturn.

Mr. MacMillan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Illumina (the global leader in next generation sequencing) and on the board of AdvaMed (the medical device industry’s trade association).

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Davidson College and has served on Davidson’s Board of Trustees. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is married and has four children.

Marc Metrick

Marc Metrick is CEO of Saks, a premier luxury ecommerce platform. With 25+ years of experience in the retail industry, Metrick has deep expertise in strategy development, merchandising, marketing, operations and finance. More than half of his experience included years in senior leadership roles across strategy, marketing and administration at Saks Fifth Avenue and HBC. Under his leadership, Saks Fifth Avenue completed a successful transformation, resulting in several quarters of industry-leading performance. Metrick is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation’s Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the CNBC CEO Council, The Business of Fashion’s BoF 500 and represents Saks with the Partnership for New York City. Metrick has a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.

Rep. Patrick McHenry

Congressman Patrick McHenry is serving his ninth term as the representative for North Carolina's 10th Congressional District which comprises all or parts of eight counties in North Carolina, from the suburbs of Charlotte on Lake Norman to the Piedmont Triad region on the Virginia border.

In the 116th Congress, Congressman McHenry was elected as the Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, a committee he has served on since he was elected to Congress. In the 117th Congress, he continues to serve as Republican Leader advocating for innovative solutions that increase access to banking services and credit for American families and small businesses.

Prior to serving as the Republican Leader, Congressman McHenry served as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, a position he was appointed to at the beginning of the 114th Congress by then Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05). In 2015, Congressman McHenry was selected by then House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) to be the Chief Deputy Whip. As Chief Deputy Whip, Congressman McHenry directly assisted Majority Whip Scalise by building consensus for the conservative policy agenda of the House Republican Conference. One of his proudest accomplishments as Chief Deputy Whip was the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which helped to fix our nation’s broken tax code and provided much-needed tax relief to American families and businesses.

During the 113th Congress, Congressman McHenry served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. In this role, he provided oversight of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal financial regulators. Congressman McHenry was previously a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

In addition to his leadership roles on the Financial Services Committee, Congressman McHenry has successfully passed important legislation into law that helps entrepreneurs and startup investing. In the 114th Congress, Congressman McHenry authored the “RAISE Act” (Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises), which was signed into law by President Obama, providing the means for startup employees to sell their stock options to private investors.

Additionally, Congressman McHenry authored the primary legislation to legalize equity based crowdfunding in the United States. The crowdfunding language he first authored in 2011 was eventually included in the JOBS Act which President Obama signed into law in April 2012. In recognition of his work supporting crowdfunding, Congressman McHenry was presented with the 2013 “Crowdfunding Visionary Award” by the Global Crowdfunding Convention.

Congressman McHenry was also awarded the Crowdfunding Leadership Award by the University of California at Berkeley Fung Institute’s Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance in 2013. Congressman McHenry’s interest in crowdfunding and capital formation more broadly developed as a child, when his father attempted to grow a small business but struggled for financing. It was this experience—and the lack of small business financing in rural western North Carolina—that drove Congressman McHenry to become a leader on crowdfunding, capital formation, and other forms of disruptive finance. Recently this has expanded to encompass fintech as he works with industry leaders to discover innovative ways to combine finance and technology with the goal of expanding access to capital for America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Throughout his career, Congressman McHenry has been a vocal and effective advocate for the men and women who wear the uniform of our country. He received awards from the North Carolina Chapters of the American Legion and Marine Corps League for his extensive work in bringing a veterans’ health care clinic to his district after nearly two decades of delay. The National Guard presented Patrick McHenry with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit for his exceptional service to the North Carolina National Guard. Congressman McHenry has been recognized as a leader of the conservative movement in America. Having never voted for a tax increase in his career, Congressman McHenry is continually recognized as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Tax Reform.

Congressman McHenry is the recipient of several additional awards including: the National Association of Manufacturing’s “Manufacturing Legislative Excellence” Award, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council's “Small Business Champion” Award, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, the 60 Plus Association’s “Guardian of Seniors’ Rights” Award, the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” Award, and Citizens Against Government Waste’s “Taxpayer Hero” Award. In 2009 he was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40,” a list of rising stars in American politics.

Most importantly, Congressman McHenry continues to listen to the voters of the 10th District and act as their voice in Washington. His main focus is to provide the highest level of constituent services at home in western North Carolina.

Prior to being elected to Congress in 2004 at the age of 29, Congressman McHenry represented the 109th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He also served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a post he was appointed to by President George W. Bush.

Congressman McHenry is a graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C. and Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Congressman McHenry and his wife Giulia live in Denver, N.C. and worship at Holy Spirit Church. They are the parents of two daughters, Cecelia Rose and Therese Anne (who goes by Rese).

Jennifer Tejada

Jennifer Tejada is the Chairperson and CEO of PagerDuty, the global leader in digital operations management (NYSE: PD).
Jennifer brings to the role 25 years of diverse experience including CEO of Keynote Systems, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mincom and senior positions at Procter & Gamble and i2 Technologies. She is an active tech investor as an LP in multiple firms, including Operator Collective, Harlem Capital, and Penny Jar.
Jennifer currently serves as a board member of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL). She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and business management from the University of Michigan, where she was a proud member of the Michigan’s Women's Golf Team. Outside of her professional roles, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid skier.

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston tells stories of interdependence through our relationship with nature, each other, and technology. He is an Emmy-nominated host, producer, writer, and public speaker. He is the host and executive producer of the PBS television series America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston, creator and host of How To Citizen with Baratunde which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts, and a founding partner and writer at Puck. His comedic memoir, How To Be Black, is a New York Times best-seller. In 2019, he delivered what MSNBC’s Brian Williams called “one of the greatest TED talks of all time.” Baratunde is unique in his ability to integrate and synthesize different and difficult topics in a style that’s intelligent, compassionate, and humorous. Baratunde serves on the boards of Civics Unplugged and the Brooklyn Public Library and lives in Southern California.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is a lifelong Michigander focused on getting things done that will make a real difference in people’s lives.

She has signed over 1,250 bipartisan bills and five balanced budgets. From cutting taxes for seniors and working families to put hundreds of dollars back in their pockets and investing in schools to improve student outcomes to fixing 20,000 lane miles of the damn roads, Governor Whitmer delivers on the fundamentals.

By lowering the cost of job training and higher education, cutting red tape for permitting and redevelopment, and competing with other states and nations, Governor Whitmer has made Michigan one of America’s best states to do business, attracted investments from around the world, and maintained a strong credit rating.

Since day one, her administration has gone everywhere and worked with anyone to make Michigan the best state to live, work, and invest. Whether you’re a family looking to start a life with more affordable health care and housing, a business looking to expand with a skilled workforce, or a young person seeking a path to a brighter future with more personal freedoms, Governor Whitmer is focused on building a safer, more welcoming Michigan with a place for you.

Governor Whitmer works alongside three dynamic statewide leaders: Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. She lives in Lansing with her husband Dr. Marc Mallory and Kevin & Doug, the First Dogs of Michigan. She has two daughters and three stepsons. Governor Whitmer earned a bachelor's and law degree from Michigan State University.

Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen is co-anchor of the 10AM hour of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET) and co-anchor of “Money Movers” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET), which both broadcast from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world, including Phil Knight, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others.

Previously, Eisen anchored CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” “Squawk on the Street,” “Power Lunch” and “Worldwide Exchange.” She also reported on the one-hour documentary, “Inside Track: The Business of Formula 1,” that explores the world’s most prestigious racing series, what is fueling its popularity and who is profiting. Eisen joined CNBC in December 2013 as a correspondent, focusing on the global consumer.

Prior to CNBC, Eisen was co-anchor of “Bloomberg Surveillance” as well as a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she covered global macroeconomics, policy and business. During that time, she covered the European debt crisis, the tsunami aftermath and Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Eisen also hosted the Bloomberg Radio program, “On the Economy.”

She is the editor of “Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System” published by McGraw-Hill in Jan. 2013.

Eisen holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a concentration in business reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Eamon Javers

Eamon Javers is CNBC’s Senior Washington Correspondent, focusing on the role of money and influence in Washington, D.C. He also reports on the U.S. Department of Justice and its Antitrust division’s expected battle with Big Tech. Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation’s capital and appears on the network’s Business Day programming.

Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration’s financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.

Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers’ articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and Slate.com. He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.

Javers is author of the book “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,” which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.

He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, the BBC and National Public Radio.

In 2014, Javers was named a finalist in the Gerald Loeb Awards explanatory category for his coverage of how market-moving financial data is released. In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Follow Eamon Javers on Twitter @EamonJavers.

Carl Quintanilla

Carl Quintanilla is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-12PM ET), which broadcasts from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he was co-anchor of CNBC’s “TechCheck” and “Squawk Alley.”

Since joining NBCUniversal in 1999, Quintanilla has covered a wide range of stories for both CNBC and NBC News, where he was a New York- and Chicago-based correspondent for “Today” and “NBC Nightly News,” including the Olympic games, presidential elections, and international military conflicts from Israel to Iraq. As part of NBC’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he shared a national Emmy Award, DuPont Award, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award and broadcast’s highest honor, Peabody Award.

The one-hour documentaries Quintanilla has reported for CNBC include: “The New High: Extreme Sports,” ”#TwitterRevolution,” “The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant,” “BMW: A Driving Obsession,” “Big Mac: Inside the McDonald’s Empire,” “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” and “The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School.”

Prior to joining NBC, Quintanilla spent six years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado.

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), CNBC's signature morning program. Sorkin is also a financial columnist for The New York Times and the editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site he founded that is published by The Times.
Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves," which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. The book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2010 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. The book was adapted as a movie by HBO Films in 2011. Sorkin was a co-producer of the film, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards.

Sorkin is also co-creator of the drama series "Billions" on Showtime starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis.

Over the years, Sorkin has broken news on many major mergers and acquisitions, including Chase's acquisition of JPMorgan and Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq. He also led The Times's coverage of Vodafone's $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever.

He won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for breaking the news of IBM's historic sale of its PC business to Lenovo. He was also a finalist in the commentary category for his DealBook column. He won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2008 and 2009, Vanity Fair named him to its "Next Establishment" list. He was also named to the "Directorship 100," a list of the most influential people on the nation's board of directors. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: He hadn't yet graduated from high school.

He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in May 1999.

Emily Wilkins

Emily Wilkins is a CNBC correspondent for the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau, covering Congress, key regulatory issues and policies that impact American businesses and the economy.

Prior to CNBC, Wilkins, an award-winning journalist, served as a reporter for Bloomberg Government, where she covered breaking news coming out of Washington and Congress with a focus on House leadership. She previously reported on education and labor for both Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call.

Wilkins graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. She currently serves as the Vice President of the National Press Club and she lives in D.C. with her fiancé.

Megan Cassella

Megan Cassella is a CNBC correspondent at the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau, covering the intersection of business and Washington, regulatory issues and policies as well as market and economic implications of the Biden administration’s industrial policy push.

Most recently, Cassella served as Barron’s senior economics and policy reporter where she covered the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy, with a focus on inflation and the labor market. Prior to Barron’s, she was a reporter for Politico covering trade, the renegotiation of NAFTA and the Biden administration’s economic policy transition.

Cassella received her B.A. in journalism and international politics at the University of North Carolina.

CNBC CEO Council Summit 2023 Reel


Agenda subject to change.
Select programming open only to CEO Council members and special invited guests.

2:00pm ET




Select programming open only to CEO Council members and special invited guests.

7:30am ET

Registration Opens

7:30am - 8:45am


Sponsored by Indiana for the Bold Economic Development Corporation 

9:00am - 10:35am


CEOs have faced a seemingly never-ending series of unprecedented challenges over the past few years. Most have prevailed proving they, and their companies, are resilient. But this is no time to get complacent. Staying resilient means keeping informed, challenging assumptions, imagining outcomes, and communicating a vision for the future. Welcome to the 2024 CNBC CEO Council Summit.

KC Sullivan, CNBC President
Carl Quintanilla, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor


What are the biggest threats to America’s national security and which global hotspots are most worrisome to the intelligence community? NCSC Director Michael Casey offers his assessment of the latest threats to American businesses, including multi-front global conflicts, supply chain vulnerabilities and growing concerns about cyber warfare.

Michael C. Casey, National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director
Interviewer: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent


How do higher-for-longer interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar impact economies around the world? While CEOs continue to brace for a recession that’s yet to materialize, there are other looming factors for businesses to consider, including deglobalization of world trade and the impact of artificial intelligence. We’ll talk to Kristalina Georgieva, International Monetary Fund Managing Director

Kristalina Georgieva, International Monetary Fund Managing Director
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor


Is Michigan this election year’s most critical state? President Biden won it in 2020 by about 150,000 votes. President Trump won it by just 11,000 in 2016. The 2024 polls have it as a dead heat for the presidency and it’s an open Senate race that could determine which party controls the upper chamber. Michigan’s 49th Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is doing everything she can to keep the state blue, touting the impact of President Biden’s economic agenda on Michigan’s storied manufacturing sector and standing up for reproductive rights not just at home, but around the country.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) Michigan
Interviewer: Carl Quintanilla, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor


Patrick Gallagher, NetJets President, Sales, Marketing and Service


Will generative AI’s promise turn into measurable returns? CEOs are feeling the heat to make that happen—rolling out new tools to employees at scale. While the most optimistic AI architects say the technology will deliver the most value in collaboration with humans, skeptics worry AI will have a devastating impact on the labor market. What can be learned from the early adopters that will smooth the way for the herds of companies trying to capitalize on hot new technology, all without upsetting a delicate balance in the workforce.

Steve MacMillan, Hologic Chairman, President and CEO
Mark Morelli, Vontier President and CEO
Jennifer Tejada, PagerDuty Chairperson and CEO
Moderator: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor



Sponsored by The Executive Leadership Council 

11:05am - 12:30pm



After years of strong spending, are consumers finally showing signs of exhaustion? There have been some indications that persistent inflation and high interest rates are making consumers pickier about what, and how much, they buy. But like a lot of the data leaders have been grappling with, signals are murky and navigating the consumer economy requires a closer look.

Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP CEO
Syd Kitson, Kitson & Partners Chairman and CEO
Marc Metrick, Saks CEO
Moderator: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor


How will history judge the Biden Administration’s assertive and comprehensive reshaping of antitrust law? From advocating for access to affordable health care to asserting consumers’ right to data privacy, to banning noncompete clauses, Lina Khan and Jonathan Kanter have been prolific regulators, over the past three years, provoking frustration and animus from the business community. They’ll make the case (in front of a tough crowd) for their results and what’s next on the docket whatever voters decide in November.

Jonathan Kanter, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division
Lina Khan, Federal Trade Commission Chairperson
Moderator: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor


Is Congress broken beyond repair? Many Americans, including members of Congress, think it is. But Representatives Derek Kilmer and Patrick McHenry disagree, and each has spent his time on Capitol Hill trying to modernize and strengthen the institution. Now, they’ve both decided to leave. A unique “exit interview” on the future of the people’s House.

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) Washington
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) North Carolina
Moderator: Emily Wilkins, CNBC DC Correspondent

12:30pm - 2:00pm


Join these private, in-depth, candid conversations. Each table will offer up a different topic, selected by the CEO Council editorial team in close consultation with the council member hosts. Feel free to talk, listen, or just enjoy the meal.

Table 1: Innovative Partnerships in Accelerating Health 
Hosts: Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, American Cancer Society CEO
Razat Gaurav, Planview CEO

Table 2: Navigating DEI’s New Normal
Hosts: Cid Wilson, HACR President and CEO
Michael Hyter, Executive Leadership Council CEO

Table 3: The 8th Continent: Inside the New Space Race
Host: Dylan Taylor, Voyager Space Chairman and CEO

Table 4: Technology and Mental Health
Hosts: Martine Singer, Children’s Institute President and CEO
Amir Dan Rubin, Healthier Capital CEO and Founding Managing Partner

Table 5: Balancing Compassion and Performance
Hosts: Mark McClain, SailPoint Technologies Founder and CEO
Brad Jackson, Slalom CEO and Co-Founder

Table 6: Growth and Global Supply Chain Resilience
Host: Rajesh Vashist, SiTime Chairman and CEO

Table 7: Understanding Identity-based Hate
Hosts: Jeffrey Solomon, TD Cowen President and TD Securities Vice Chair
Marc Morial, National Urban League President and CEO

Table 8: AI, Innovation, and Infrastructure 
Hosts: Mario Harik, XPO CEO
Jake Loosararian, Gecko Robotics Co-Founder and CEO

Table 9: Music and Emerging Markets
Hosts: Andrew Mooney, Fender Musical Instruments CEO
Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent




How is the new Speaker of the House navigating a divided government? By squashing revolt from within the ranks and refusing to bend. Mike Johnson didn’t aspire to be the Speaker of the House, but that’s where he ended up and it’s where he intends to stay if his party can maintain control of the chamber for the next Congress. But Johnson will have to find/continue to find common ground with Democrats on key issues from tax policy, to immigration, to AI regulation. Based on the first six months of his unlikely tenure, he might just be the perfect person for the job.

Rep. Mike Johnson (R) Louisiana, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Interviewer: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent


From the Presidency to Capitol Hill, Americans worry if they will face weeks of uncertainty come November 5th.With many possible outcomes, business leaders have a lot to consider. Tax policy, trade and tariffs, regulation, workplace culture, and more are at stake. Summit attendees will be divided into groups led by political insiders with Election Day experience. Through interactive solutions-oriented discussions, each group will game out scenarios, consequences and potential paths that acknowledge the demands of corporate stakeholders from the boardroom to the lunchroom.

Scenario Orange
Facilitator: Marc Short, Former White House Director of Legislative Affairs, Former Chief of Staff for Vice President Mike Pence, and MSNBC Contributor
Moderator: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor

Scenario Green
Facilitator: Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy
Moderator: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent

Scenario Purple
Facilitator: Anthony Coley, Corner Office Strategies Founding Partner and CNBC Contributor
Moderator: Megan Cassella, CNBC Correspondent

Scenario Yellow
Facilitator: Olivia Perez-Cubas, Bullpen Strategy Group Managing Director and former Nikki Haley Campaign Spokesperson
Moderator: Emily Wilkins, CNBC DC Correspondent



3:40pm - 5:00pm

Main Programming Resumes


Are CEOs prepared for all possible scenarios? Our election experts recap their breakout discussions, share their informed predictions and offer some words of advice.

Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Policy
Anthony Coley, Corner Office Strategies Founding Partner and CNBC Contributor
Olivia Perez-Cubas, Bullpen Strategy Group Managing Director and former Nikki Haley Campaign Spokesperson
Marc Short, Former White House Director of Legislative Affairs, Former Chief of Staff for Vice President Mike Pence, and MSNBC Contributor
Moderator: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor


How is Josh Harris changing the game? He paid a record $6.05 billion to add the NFL’s Washington Commanders to his firm’s sports portfolio, which already included the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and Crystal Palace of the English Premier League. The deal brought hope to one of the NFL’s most storied teams and tortured fan bases. They hope Harris’ track record in sports and as a successful hedge fund manager will put a winning team on the field and make the price Harris paid look like a real bargain.

Josh Harris, 26North Founder; Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Managing General Partner; and Washington Commanders and Philadelphia 76ers Managing Partner
Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor


Will the 2024 elections prove the resilience of American democracy? If a well-informed citizenry is a prerequisite for a healthy democracy, then a misinformed citizenry could be the leading cause of its demise. Comedian and Writer Baratunde Thurston connects the dots to making that happen, sharing his insights into artificial intelligence and media, and offering up ways leaders can encourage their teams to be good citizens.

Baratunde Thurston, Comedian and Writer
Interviewer: Carl Quintanilla, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Money Movers” Co-Anchor



Sponsored by EY 

What makes leaders resilient? It’s navigating constant change with a steady hand. Knowing the difference between reacting and responding. Emerging stronger from periods of turmoil and uncertainty. With our country on the cusp of another such period, we close our summit with a special dinner of introspection and intellectual discovery. Our table ambassadors—business, cultural, and political leaders of distinction—will share their own personal stories of transition and engage members in discussions on how to seize on transitional times as opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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