Past Speakers

 

Will Thorndike

 The Economic Club of Memphis was pleased to present Will Thorndike, founder of Housatonic Partners and author of The Outsiders:  Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis.  

       

                                 

2018 Economic Outlook Briefing

The 2018 Regional Economic Briefing and breakfast is presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch. The speakers will be Kevin Kliesen, Business Economist and Research Officer, and Charles Gascon, Regional Economist, both with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be discuss economic projections for the upcoming year on both a national and state level.

PJ O'Rourke

The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a dinner meeting featuring PJ O’Rourke, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Hilton Memphis.  With more than a million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer, O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist. Both TIME and The Wall Street Journal have labeled him “the funniest writer in America.”

 

Francisco Santos

The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a lunch meeting featuring Francisco Santos, on Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:30 am, at the University Club. Mr. Francisco Santos was elected Vice President of Colombia twice, in 2002 and 2006. Prior to politics, Mr. Santos was Editor of Colombia’s largest daily newspaper, El Tiempo. 

Timothy O’Neil

Timothy O’Neil

Timothy O’Neil is Global Co-Head of the Investment Management Division and serves on the Management Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1985 and became a Partner in 1990. Mr. O’Neill serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of American History and Chairman of the Development Committee

Jonathan Rauch

Jonathan Rauch

Jonathan Rauch is one of the country’s most versatile and original writers on government and public policy, among other subjects. A guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, he is the author of five books and many articles and has received the magazine industry’s two leading prizes—the National Magazine Award

James Bullard

James Bullard

James Bullard, as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, participates in the Federal Open Market Committee and directs the activities of the Bank’s head office in St. Louis and of its branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. An economist, Dr. Bullard joined the Bank in 1990. 

Senator Trent Lott

Senator Trent Lott

Senator Trent Lott represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and has held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate, he worked closely with seven presidential administrations and was regarded as a coalition builder

James R. Downing, MD

James R. Downing, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a lunch meeting in our “Home-Town Heroes” series featuring speaker James R. Downing, MD, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:30 am, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. 

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Danielle DiMartino Booth

Author and Former Senior Financial Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a lunch meeting featuring speaker Danielle DiMartino Booth on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 11:30 am, at the Hilton Memphis. Danielle’s topic will be “The Great Abdication.” 

Michael Farr

Michael Farr

Founder and CEO, Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a dinner featuring speaker Michael Farr on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Racquet Club of Memphis. A reception will begin at 6 pm with dinner seating at 7 pm. Michael’s topic will be “Escape Velocity Remains Elusive.

2017 Regional Economic Briefing and Breakfast

2017 Regional Economic Briefing and Breakfast

Featuring Kevin Kliesen, Business Economist The Economic Club of Memphis in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Memphis Branch is pleased to present the 2017 Regional Economic Briefing and breakfast on Friday, August 12, 2016. The speaker will be Kevin Kliesen, business economist and Bank Officer in the Research Division

Congressman Steve Cohen

Congressman Steve Cohen

U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Steve Cohen is a fourth-generation Memphian who has dedicated his life to public service. As a child, the challenges of living with polio taught him how to overcome obstacles through persistence and determination, values which would shape his career as a legislator.

 

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