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CNBC CFO Council Summit
November 30, 2022

CNBC CFO Council Summit

CFOs have a lot on their plate right now. Crippling inflation, the need for a comprehensive corporate cyber security strategy, a shift toward stakeholder capitalism, and increased competition between the United States and China. There has never been a more pressing need for a forum in which to discuss these business challenges.  

A culmination of our yearlong programming, the 2022 CNBC CFO Council Summit is the flagship event, bringing together members, speakers, and CNBC journalists and contributors, to tackle complicated topics. This one-of-a-kind event hosts interactive sessions, compelling panel discussions, and features global thought leaders including, Former White House Press Secretary and MSNBC Host Jen Psaki, KPMG Chief Economist Diane Swonk, and retired U.S. Army Colonel Sean Hannah, now a Thayer Leadership faculty member.  

ABOUT CFO 

The CNBC CFO Council is a members-only council that provides peer-to-peer connections, and convenes to address pressing issues facing Chief Financial Officers today. Along with networking opportunities and an impressive series of in-person programming, the CFO Council features the popular Fed Matters digital series, hosted by CNBC senior economics reporter Steve Liesman. 

The CNBC CFO Council Summit is an exclusive event for members; learn more about the CFO Council and apply for membership at www.cnbccouncils.com/cfo-council/  

Read more from our CNBC CFO Council special report on www.cnbc.com/cfo-council/

Speakers

Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is a Member of The White House Council of Economic Advisers

Peter Boockvar

Peter is the Chief Investment Officer at Bleakley Financial Group, a NJ based wealth management firm. He is also the Editor of The Boock Report, a macro market newsletter. Prior to joining Bleakley, he was the Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group, a macro economic and market research firm founded by former Federal Reserve Governor Larry Lindsey. Before this, Peter worked as a macro analyst and portfolio manager for a brief time at Omega Advisors and had previously been a partner at Miller Tabak + Company where he was the equity strategist and a portfolio manager.

Rep. Kevin Brady

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady is a pro-family, pro-small business conservative who proudly represents the Eighth Congressional District of Texas.

Widely recognized as a national economic leader, Kevin is only the third Texan in history to chair the powerful House Ways & Means Committee – considered to be the most influential committee in Congress – with control over taxes, international trade, health care, Medicare, Social Security and welfare.

As Chairman, he led a historic reform of America’s tax code, the first in 30 years. These tax cuts for families and local businesses restored America to the most competitive economy in the world, leading to millions of new jobs, the highest household income and lowest poverty rate in half a century, and a return of U.S. jobs and investment from overseas.

A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Kevin’s first achievement as Chairman was successfully negotiating on behalf of Speaker Paul Ryan for an end to the 40-year ban on selling U.S. crude oil overseas, leading to American energy independence.

His successful initiatives also include the first reform of the IRS in two decades, passage of President Trump’s US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), sweeping reform of Americas’ retirement system in the form of The Family Savings Act, a historic national ban on surprise medical bills, elimination of the ObamaCare individual mandate and the three largest ACA taxes, and making the Research & Development tax credit permanent to ensure research into key medical breakthroughs and technologies occur here in America rather than in foreign countries.

Kevin is a recognized national leader in free trade, and while Chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, he helped secure approval of trade agreements with Columbia, Panama and South Korea. In Congress, he has helped successfully secure passage of 13 of America’s 15 free trade agreements, including President Trump's new agreement with Canada and Mexico. He was the White House point man for the Central American trade agreement, and in 2016 authored the first successful major reform of trade rules since 9/11 to speed-up secure, legal trade of products across U.S. borders.

He has devoted years in Congress to spurring new treatments and cures for rare diseases, including Pulmonary Hypertension, Primary Immune Deficiency and juvenile Batten's Disease.

Kevin served as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate, and has chaired both the Health Care and Trade Subcommittees of Ways and Means.

Prior to his election to Congress, Kevin worked as a Chamber of Commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives, where he was named Top Ten Legislator for Families & Children and one of Five Outstanding Young Texans.

Kevin is a Distinguished Alumni of the University of South Dakota.

He is dedicated to staying close to the families and communities he represents, and never moved to Washington. Kevin lives in The Woodlands with his wife and two sons and has logged more than 2.5 million miles commuting from Texas to Congress, equivalent to five round trips to the moon.

Sarah Dougherty

Sarah Dougherty is the Director of the Green Finance Center, leading NRDC’s economics and finance work. She has been at NRDC for 8 years and focuses on financial regulations related to climate change, green banks and growing finance and economics expertise to help NRDC meet its goals. She has a master’s degree in economics and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for seven years. During her time at the Fed she held various roles, including research analyst the covering energy industry, writing monetary policy briefs and leading economic education in public affairs during the 2008 financial crisis. For her green bank work, she was part of creating the Green Bank Network of existing green banks, was on the Washington, DC Green Bank Advisory Committee to set up a city-level green bank and worked in Chile and Mexico on their green finance efforts. She also worked at the Coalition for Green Capital, C2ES, a small solar EPC firm, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. She is based in Atlanta, GA.

Robert Gibbs

Robert Gibbs is Senior Counsel at BPI where he focuses on executive communications, building social impact plans, and corporations’ responses to crises.

With decades of communications experience at the highest levels, Gibbs brings a unique perspective to the agency. As the White House Press Secretary for President Obama during the financial crisis and then Global Chief Communications Officer for McDonald’s, Gibbs is uniquely positioned to lead brands, campaigns, and causes through times of immense change and strengthen reputations in a world which is constantly demanding more.

Gibbs spent four and a half years at McDonald’s as executive vice president and global chief communications officer, where he oversaw all corporate communications, public relations, internal and executive communications, global government relations and public affairs work. Before joining McDonald’s, Gibbs was a top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade. Starting as the communications director for then-Senator Obama, Gibbs served in the same role for the 2008 campaign, as the first White House press secretary for the Obama administration and as a senior advisor on the 2012 re-election campaign. In 2013, he co-founded the Incite Agency, now a part of Bully Pulpit Interactive.
Gibbs lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

Sean Hannah

Sean has been a part of Thayer Leadership since its inception, he holds a prestigious Endowed Chair and Full Professorship of Management at the Wake Forest University School of Business. Sean served in the Army for 26 years, including as the founding Director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), the Army-wide center for character-based leadership; the Director of Leadership and Management Programs at West Point; and an Infantryman in Europe, Cuba, Panama, Southwest Asia, and the US. He served in combat with the lead unit of 3d Armored Division inDesert Storm, where his unit received the Valorous Unit Award; Operation Sea Signal (Cuban Boat Lift crisis), and the coordination cell for Joint Task Force Los Angeles (LA Riots). He was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and after the attack was assigned as the Budget Director of Resource Services-Washington, the organization that sustained the highest casualty rate in the attack, and led the reconstitution of that organization. He has served from tactical to strategic levels, having worked for two Chiefs of Staff of the Army and an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

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).

Dewardric McNeal

Dewardric L. McNeal is Managing Director and Senior Policy Analysts at Longview Global, LLC, an international boutique firm that provides strategic guidance, policy analysis, and government relations services to clients seeking to better understand or shape complex and challenging global geo-political events and long-term trends.

He is a former Obama Administration appointee to the U.S. Department of Defense where he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy working on East Asia and China security relations with the United States. He was appointed by President Obama in May 2009 after serving on the 2008 Obama for America Campaign’s Asia Advisor Team. Prior to joining the Obama Administration he served as the Assistant Director for International Programs at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Brookings Institution’s first foreign joint research center, which is located in Beijing at the Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy.

After leaving the Obama Administration he joined the senior management team at OIC International, an international development organization with offices and partnerships throughout sub-Saharan Africa. As Director of Global Strategy and Policy, he was the principal strategic advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer at OIC International responsible for the organization’s China engagement and Africa growth strategy and advised the organization on policy and strategic matters.

His early career included positions as the Special Assistant to the Director of Information at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles and as an analyst in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Dewardric serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society. He has deep knowledge of international affairs, trade and security policy and has an extensive network and relationships in Washington, Beijing, and capitals throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa.

He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A. International Affairs), and studied at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, and studied Mandarin at Nanjing University.

Jen Psaki

Jen Psaki is an incoming MSNBC host and former White House Press Secretary for President Joe Biden.

Prior to her time in the Biden White House, Psaki was a long-time advisor to President Barack Obama. She served as a traveling press secretary on his first long-shot campaign, and later served as the White House Communications Director for the final years of the Obama presidency. Psaki also served as the administration’s public face on the global stage during her tenure as the State Department Spokesperson, traveling the world with Secretary of State John Kerry.

John Schaus

John Schaus is a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he focuses on defense industry and Asia security challenges. His research areas include Asia-Pacific security issues and U.S. defense policy and industry, and he presents CSIS’s flagship presentation on future trends, “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2035 and Beyond.” Prior to rejoining CSIS in July 2014, he worked in the Office of Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (APSA) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His responsibilities there included day-to-day management of the U.S.-China military relationship; as special assistant to the assistant secretary of APSA, he coordinated work product and policy priorities for an office of 100, crossing two geographic combatant commands and including five U.S. allies. His most recent previous position was as regional policy adviser to the assistant secretary for APSA, where he oversaw Defense Department participation and represented the department in Asian multilateral defense organizations, as well as ensuring actions, budget, messaging, and planning aligned with broader U.S. efforts, in particular with the rebalance to the Asia Pacific. Prior to working in the Pentagon, Mr. Schaus served as executive officer to the president and CEO of CSIS for five years. He received a B.A. from St. John’s University in Minnesota, and an M.P.P. from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a data scientist, author, and keynote speaker. He is the author of Everybody Lies, which was a New York Times bestseller and an Economist Book of the Year, and Don't Trust Your Gut. He has worked as a data scientist at Google, a contributing op-ed writer at the New York Times, a visiting lecturer at the Wharton School, and a consultant for a variety of businesses. He received a BA in philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford, and a PhD in economics from Harvard.

Diane Swonk

Started her career with money-center bank First Chicago and has won many awards in her career for her excellence in her profession and leadership in the broader business community. She climbed from entry-level to Director of Research and Chief Economist at Bank One, the merged bank. Before joining KPMG, Diane had her own economic consulting firm and worked at Grant Thornton. She spent the prior 10+ years as Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist at the financial services firm, Mesirow Financial.

She served as an advisor to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the National Economic Council (NEC) on a nonpartisan basis. She regularly briefs the regional Federal Reserve banks and the Board of Governors in Washington, DC. She has provided Congressional testimony on income inequality and how to preserve and bolster the quality of government statistics on the economy.

She was honored by her peers as Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) for her outstanding contributions to the field. She serves on the NABE statistics committee to advocate for better information on the economy. Diane serves on the board of the Posse Foundation in Chicago, an organization dedicated to increasing access to higher education. She is active in supporting scholarships and programs to diversity the ranks of economists with more women and underrepresented minorities with her alumni groups and work on the NABE Foundation. She is a member of many business groups, including the Economic Advisory Board of the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Diane recently took over the growing economics team at KPMG to serve partners and clients, and to engage with the media to help showcase the firm’s many achievements. Diane was named one of the top 50 most influential economists during the pandemic. She has won numerous awards through the financial press and been recognized for her excellence in forecast by the regional Federal Reserve banks.

Jay Timmons

Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and chairman of the board of The Manufacturing Institute, the NAM’s workforce development and education partner. The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector, and Jay is a leading advocate for the more than 12 million men and women who make things in America.

Since Jay took the helm, the NAM has more than doubled in size, dramatically expanded its issue advocacy and enhanced the organization’s influence and mobilization efforts outside of Washington, D.C. He led the NAM to create the NAM Legal Center, acquire the Manufacturing Leadership Council and combine with the Innovation Research Interchange. With manufacturers facing an urgent need for talented and skilled workers, Jay is also a champion for connecting more Americans with rewarding careers in modern manufacturing and for closing the opportunity gap. He has expanded the reach and impact of The Manufacturing Institute and launched an unprecedented, multimillion-dollar workforce development campaign, Creators Wanted. The NAM has become the one-stop shop for manufacturers in advocacy, legal action, workforce development, operational excellence and news and insights.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jay guided the NAM as it took on a new role in supporting disaster relief. Under Jay’s leadership, the NAM mobilized and helped facilitate the distribution of tens of millions of pieces of personal protective equipment, while also helping manufacturers protect employees from the spread of COVID-19 and continue delivering essential products. The NAM’s policy proposals during this time were pivotal in shaping COVID-19 relief legislation. Jay leveraged manufacturers’ influential voices to lead by example, encouraging smart health practices and advocating widespread vaccine acceptance.

Jay is recognized as a forceful and effective leader of the business association community. Recent recognitions include:

The “Business Citizen Award” from the Friends of Adam Smith Foundation;
“Association Executive of the Year” by Association TRENDS;
“Business Leadership Award” from The Fund for American Studies; and
“2019 Trade Association CEO of the Year” by CEO Update.
In 2019 and 2020, Jay served on the Department of Commerce’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. He has also served as a member of the Bryce Harlow Foundation Board of Directors.

Driven by the values instilled in him by his roots in the manufacturing town of Chillicothe, Ohio, where his grandfather worked at the Mead plant for nearly four decades, Jay witnessed manufacturing’s ability to raise the quality of life for families and communities.

With four decades of experience working in state and national government and politics, Jay has built trusted relationships across multiple presidential administrations and with top leaders in both major parties. He and the NAM team have proven effective time and again at navigating the complexities of policymaking in the nation’s capital to deliver real results for the NAM’s 14,000 members.

Prior to his appointment as NAM president and CEO in January 2011, Jay’s roles at the organization included service as executive vice president and senior vice president of policy and government relations. His previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to Congressman, Gov. and Sen. George Allen (R-VA) from 1991 to 2002 and as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 election cycle. When he first came to Washington in the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman Jim Martin (R-NC) and later to Congressman Alex McMillan (R-NC). Jay attended The Ohio State University.

Jay is active in numerous charitable endeavors, including promoting the adoption of companion animals. He served for seven years as the chairman of the Washington Humane Society Board of Directors and led the successful effort to merge WHS and the Washington Animal Rescue League to create the Humane Rescue Alliance in order to save more animals.

A passionate advocate for families and children, Jay and his husband, Rick Olson, turned adversity for their own family into triumph for others. They fought tenaciously and eventually won a landmark legal case for parental rights involving their son. They then successfully advocated for the protection of parental rights over other children born through surrogacy with the bipartisan passage of a Virginia statute known as “Jacob’s Law,” which was named after their son by the bill’s sponsor.

Jay and Rick reside in Virginia with their three children, Catherine, Ellie and Jacob, and an assortment of rescue dogs and other critters.

Sen. Pat Toomey

Senator Pat Toomey joined the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 2011 on a platform of economic and job growth, restoring fiscal responsibility, and creating stronger, safer communities.

Sought out by his colleagues for his views on financial reform and budgetary issues, Senator Toomey was labeled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a leading voice on money matters."

During his time in the Senate, Senator Toomey has successfully led efforts to cut taxes for families, make our business tax code more competitive, end wasteful federal spending, and protect children from abusers.

The senator serves on the Senate's Banking, Budget, and Finance committees.

Senator Toomey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years. Honoring his pledge to limit himself to three terms, he did not seek re-election to the House in 2004.

In addition to his public service, the senator has also worked in the financial services industry, served as president of the Club for Growth, and owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley with his brothers.

A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in the Lehigh Valley with his wife, Kris, and their three children.

Deborah Wince-Smith

Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the president & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a coalition of CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and national laboratory directors, committed to driving U.S. competitiveness. She has more than 20 years of experience as a senior U.S. government official, as the first Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy in the U.S. Department of Commerce and Assistant Director for International Affairs in the Reagan White House.

As a globally recognized leader and practitioner in competitiveness strategy, innovation policy, technology commercialization, and public-private partnerships, Ms. Wince-Smith has served and is a current member on numerous national and global advisory boards and committees, as a University Trustee, and as a director on public and private corporate boards.

She has served on the University of California’s President Council for the National Laboratories, the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory, the US Naval Academy Foundation, the Smithsonian National Board, as a Trustee of Lehigh University, member of the Advisory Committee of the US Export-Import Bank, UNICEF, the Secretary of State’s International Economic Policy Committee, as Chair of the Secretary of Commerce’s Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative (SACI), Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness, member of Malaysia’s Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC), and as a Corporate Director of NASDAQ-OMX.

Currently, Ms. Wince-Smith serves as a Commissioner on the Council on Competitiveness National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers, the National Commission of the Theft of American Intellectual Property, a Council Member of the Japan Science, Technology, and Society forum (STS forum), as a member of the Global Advisory Committees of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Delphi Economic Forum (DEF), the National Academies Strategic Council on Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust, as Vice-Chair of the Trustees of the American College of Greece (ACG), the Strategic Research Advisory Committee of the University of Oklahoma, the advisory committee of Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University, Belfast, and as a Director of private technology companies in medical lasers, cybersecurity, and bio-therapeutics.

Ms. Wince-Smith graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and earned a Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology from King's College, Cambridge University. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Michigan State University, an Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Toledo, an Honorary Doctorate of Law honoris causa from the Queens University Belfast, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and, most recently, an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of South Carolina.

Sen. Ron Wyden

Oregonians know Ron as a senator who listens. Always citing the need to “throw open the doors of government,” he holds an open-to-all town hall meeting in each of Oregon’s 36 counties each year. Thus far he has held more than 680 meetings. Wyden’s dedication to hearing all sides of an issue and looking for common sense, non-partisan solutions has won him trust on both sides of the aisle.

Wyden believes the nation’s biggest challenges can only be solved by what he calls “principled bipartisanship,” solutions that allow all parties to stay true to their respective principles while taking the best ideas from all sides. Following that approach has helped him author more than 150 bipartisan bills and assemble unprecedented bipartisan coalitions on key issues such as health care, infrastructure, and tax reform. In 2010, Ron authored the first comprehensive bipartisan tax reform bill in more than 25 years. His plan would lower rates, eliminate loopholes and tax breaks for special interests, and simplify the tax code so that individuals and families can file a one-page tax return.

Wyden has never shied from taking on powerful interest groups and making sure Americans’ voices are heard. His stand against the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and its predecessor, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeit Act (COICA), put a spotlight on the problematic legislation being fast tracked through Congress and served as a rallying point for the historic Internet protests that ultimately toppled the bills. He stood on the floor of the Senate to block efforts to overturn Oregon’s Death with Dignity law; a law that Oregon voters have passed twice. He went head-to-head with the E.P.A. to reduce cancer-causing benzene in gasoline sold in Oregon.

Wyden has taken the lead on policies that are helping to grow the economy in areas like improved infrastructure through his Build America Bonds program, micro and nano-technology, e-commerce, and incentives for cleaner sources of energy.

He has won countless awards for his pioneering role in establishing a free and open Internet, is known for his commitment to an open government, having authored the “Stand By Your Ad” law and the resolution ending Senate Secret Holds, and he has been routinely recognized as one of the Senate’s foremost health policy thinkers. Ron is committed to lowering health care costs and providing better care for all Americans and protecting and preserving vital health programs like CHIP, Medicaid, and Medicare.

As former chair of the Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on International Trade, Ron fought to ensure America’s ability to compete in a free and fair global marketplace. His work has exposed lapses in U.S. enforcement of trade laws and he has issued multiple reports illustrating how unfair trade practices are harming U.S. workers and industries. Wyden successfully led Senate efforts to back the United Steelworkers petition to get the Obama Administration to launch a trade case against China for its subsidies in the clean energy technology sector and was the first to call on Obama to establish a national strategy on exports.

Wyden began college at the University of California-Santa Barbara where he won a basketball scholarship and played in Division I competition for two seasons before transferring to Stanford University where he completed his Bachelors degree with distinction. He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1974, after which he taught gerontology and co-founded the Oregon chapter of the Grey Panthers, an advocacy group for the elderly. He also served as the director of Oregon Legal Services for the Elderly from 1977 to 1979 and was a member of the Oregon State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators during that same period. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1996.

Senator Wyden’s home is in Portland; he is married to Nancy Wyden, whom he wed in September 2005. He has five children: Adam, Lilly, Ava, William and Scarlett.

Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen is anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-4PM ET). 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, Leon Black, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others.

Previously, Eisen was co-anchor of the 10AM ET hour on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET), which broadcasts from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. Before that, she was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 2PM-3PM ET) and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), both of which broadcast from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She 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.

Steve Liesman

As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day.

Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets.

Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla.

Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Tyler Mathisen

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.

Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."

Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."

Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.

In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.

A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Ylan Mui

Ylan Q. Mui is CNBC’s Senior Congressional Correspondent based at the network’s bureau in Washington, D.C., reporting on Capitol Hill and economic policy. She also plays a key role covering the power struggle between Big Tech and Washington as they continue to debate on Capitol Hill. Her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms. Mui joined CNBC in February 2017 as a reporter focusing primarily on economic and regulatory policy.

Prior to CNBC, Mui spent nearly 15 years at The Washington Post, most recently as White House economic policy correspondent. She previously covered the Federal Reserve and the macroeconomy, subprime lending, consumer finance, retail and education. In addition, Mui reported on major international stories, including the Greek financial crisis and Brexit, as well as national disasters such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

Mui began her career as a receptionist and obituary writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where she was born and raised.

Mui graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a major in communications and a double minor in biology and philosophy. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, where she is a past vice president of the Washington, DC chapter. She is also a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program.

AGENDA

5pm - 7pm

Welcome Reception

10:30am

Welcome

Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy

10:50am

EXIT INTERVIEW, PART 1: HOUSE

Representative Kevin Brady will finish out his thirteenth and final term in office later this year. As former Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means committee, Rep. Brady counts the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as one of his signature achievements. We’ll get his reflections on more than 25 years serving in Congress, his expectations for the ongoing Lame Duck session, and a forecast of what he thinks his colleagues can achieve legislatively in the next Congress, with a razor-thin majority.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R) Texas
Interviewer: Ylan Mui, CNBC Senior Congressional Correspondent

11:10am

THE NEW CONGRESS, PART 1: HOUSE

The “red wave” didn’t materialize, but Republicans still managed to win back control of the House of Representatives, which includes claiming committee chairmanships. The powerful House Financial Services Committee will be run by Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina. He’ll share his views on. the Republican-led chamber’s legislative priorities, and his committee’s investigative priorities, including next month’s hearing on the stunning collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R) North Carolina
Interviewer: Ylan Mui, CNBC Senior Congressional Correspondent

11:30am

THE WHITE HOUSE’S ECONOMIC MESSAGE

Inflation, rising interest rates and slower (or perhaps negative) economic growth have already posed significant challenges to the Biden Administration. The new congress will add threats of government shutdowns and debt ceiling defaults to the mix. One of the President’s longest-serving economic advisors discusses how the administration plans to navigate the nation’s economic challenges and how it will convince the American people it is achieving its goals.

Jared Bernstein, White House Council of Economic Advisors Member
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Anchor

11:50am

GOLDILOCKS AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE

Too much? Too little? or Just right? The Fed’s fight against inflation has drawn criticism from all sides. Some Fed-watching economists think the central bank will go too far in its quantitative tightening and plunge the US economy into a recession. Others think the Fed hasn’t raised rates enough to bring inflation under control and worry it will stop hiking too early. What’s it going to be?

Peter Boockvar, Bleakley Financial Group Chief Investment Officer
Diane Swonk, KPMG Chief Economist
Moderator: Steve Liesman, CNBC Senior Economics Reporter

12:10pm

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

CFOs engage in a delicate dance with investors each quarter, as the delivery of every sentence, word, and syllable in earnings reports and on conference calls is parsed for hidden meaning. Conveying a compelling and convincing narrative is an increasingly critical part of navigating an unforgiving market and increasingly more skeptical investors. Who better to advise on mastering the message than two former pros who’ve jousted with the media from behind the iconic White House Press Podium?

Robert Gibbs, Bully Pulpit Interactive Senior Counsel, Fmr. McDonald’s Chief Communications Officer & Fmr. White House Press Secretary
Jen Psaki, MSNBC Host and Former White House Press Secretary
Moderator: Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy

12:35pm

LUNCH STRATEGY SESSIONS

CFOs AS DATA SCIENTISTS: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY
Sponsored by Workday

Being a modern CFO means taking full advantage of a growing array of available artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to analyze operations and drive business planning and decision making. But a CFO under pressure to cut costs has to be able to separate the truly valuable technology from flashy gadgets and gizmos. CFOs share their success stories and best practices for maximizing return from big data tools in this roundtable conversation.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Data Scientist and author of Everybody Lies and Don’t Trust Your Gut
Moderator: Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com Senior Editor

 

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE CHANGE: NAVIGATING A GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION

Climate change poses significant existential risk to all companies. Yet, as the SEC moves closer to finalizing a public ESG-related disclosure rule, some CFOs tell us this regulation will be costly, inefficient and ineffective. Against the backdrop of complex geopolitical issues, supply chain disruptions and financial uncertainty, we discuss how companies can find a balance between energy security and energy transition.

Sarah Dougherty, Director, Green Finance Center, NRDC
Moderator: Dan Colarusso, CNBC Senior Vice President, Business News

1:35pm

INTERACTIVE SESSION: RANSOMWARE SIMULATION

The digital transformation of multinational corporations has led to enormous growth in the volume of data that those corporations are responsible for storing and protecting. All that data has value, which means it is worth stealing, and thus the business of cyber hacking has grown into a sophisticated, multibillion dollar market. In this special interactive session led by Colonel Sean Hannah of West Point’s Thayer Leadership, CFO Council members will be guided through a cyberattack simulation. Members will work in industry groups, each representing the executive team of a fictional company that has been hit with a ransomware attack. Members will steer their companies through the crisis, choosing how to respond to key stakeholders including vendors, the FBI, and the media, as the incident unfolds. Members of CNBC’s Technology Executive Council will serve as cybersecurity experts on each team in a cross-council collaboration. Is your company prepared to address and mitigate the greatest cyber threats of today – and of the future?

3:35pm

Coffee Break

3:55pm

Program Resumes

Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy

4:00pm

RANSOMWARE SIMULATION DEBRIEF

Col. Sean Hannah joins cybersecurity experts Nicole Eagan and Charles Carmakal on stage to debrief the results of the ransomware simulation and discuss the many layers cyber risk that companies face today. They will recap how the members approached the scenario and the decisions made, as we dig further into how companies and governments can work together to prepare for future attacks.

Col. Sean Hannah, US Army retired
Charles Carmakal, Mandiant SVP & CTO and CNBC Technology Executive Council member
Nicole Eagan, Darktrace Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer and CNBC Technology Executive Council member
Moderator: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent

4:25pm

AMERICA VS. CHINA: COMPETITION, NOT CONFLICT

The U.S. and China have one of the world’s most important and complex geopolitical relationships. Earlier this month, after the first in-person meeting of his presidency with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Biden said “we share a responsibility… to show that China and the United States can manage our differences, prevent competition from becoming anything ever near conflict and to find ways to work together on urgent global issues that require our mutual cooperation.” We discuss what a potential thawing of relations will mean for the world in 2023.

Dewardric McNeal, Longview Global, LLC Managing Director & Senior Policy Analyst and CNBC Contributor
John Schaus, Center for Strategic & International Studies Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Moderator: Ylan Mui, CNBC Senior Congressional Correspondent

4:45pm

ON THE EDGE: THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AMERICAN INNOVATION

Despite a prevailing narrative that both Democrats and Republicans have been unfriendly to big businesses over the past 2 years, American corporations have plenty of reasons to be pleased with the 117th Congress. The CHIPs act opens the door for more U.S. based semiconductor production, while the bipartisan infrastructure bill not only pays to fix and replace aging roads and bridges, but also allocates funding for new research and development. In this panel, we discuss how the business community and its representatives in Washington will continue to promote innovation and fair competition in the next Congress, while navigating the choppy political waters on both sides of the aisle.

Deborah Wince Smith, Council on Competitiveness President & CEO
Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President & CEO
Moderator: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent

5:10pm

EXIT INTERVIEW, PART 2: SENATE

He’s been a leading voice on financial issues in the Senate, a fiscal, pro-business Conservative, and maybe the last of a dying breed for either chamber of Congress. Senator Pat Toomey’s decision to retire (a decision he announced in October 2020) set into motion one of the most intriguing campaigns of the 2022 midterm Elections, and the result is that next year, his seat will be occupied by a Democrat for the first time in 6 decades, and the Senate will remain in Democratic control. What does the outgoing Senator think of all that?

Sen. Pat Toomey (R) Pennsylvania
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Anchor

5:30pm

THE NEW CONGRESS, PART 2: SENATE

Even before the new congress gets underway, Senate Finance Committee chair Ron Wyden is hoping to make the most of the final month of the current session. That includes restoring the 2021 Child Tax Credit and passing Retirement security legislation. In the next congress, things will get more complicated with Republicans controlling the House, but in laying out priorities for 2023, Wyden has expressed hope for finding bipartisan support. We close our day with a look at how the Senate is preparing for a return to divided government.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D) Oregon
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Anchor

6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

6:45pm

Networking Dinner

8:30pm

Program Concludes

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