Upcoming Speakers   


September 24, 2020 Webinar featuring David Rubenstein

The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a webinar featuring David Rubenstein on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:30 am.  David is a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms.  Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987.  Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $217 billion from 32 offices around the world.

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October 13, 2020 Webinar "The Role of Social Media in Culture and Politics"

The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present a webinar on "The Role of Social Media in Culture and Politics" on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  The discussion will be led by Eric Barnes, CEO of The Daily Memphian.  Eric is the author of four novels and numerous short stories.  He is also CEO of The Daily News, The Nashville Ledger, The Knoxville Ledger and The Hamilton County Herald.  Since 2010, he has hosted Behind the Headlines on WKNO TV.

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October 22, 2020 Webinar featuring Shannon Brown, "What Does Progress Look Like?"

The Economic Club of Memphis is pleased to present Shannon Brown, Vice President of the Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief Diversity Officer at FedEx Express in a webinar discussion titled "What Does Progress Look Like?" on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at noon.  Douglas Scarboro, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch will conduct the interview. Shannon A. Brown is the Senior Vice President of Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief Diversity Officer at FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company. In this role, Brown is responsible for station, hub and ramp operations in the eastern U.S. region. As Chief Diversity Officer, his work also includes maintaining an effective diversity and inclusion environment where every team member is valued and has an equal opportunity to succeed. 

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November 13, 2020 Webinar featuring Jim Bullard

The Economic Club of Memphis in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Memphis Branch is pleased to present James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in a webinar on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:30 am. Reservations are required. Webinar connection  details will be included in the meeting confirmation. Please share the details with friends and colleagues who may be interested in attending.  Non-members may register by contacting [email protected].

James “Jim” Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, he is a participant on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which meets regularly to set the direction of U.S. monetary policy. He also oversees the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, including activities at the St. Louis headquarters and its branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.

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 Planning in progress:

Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent
The New York Times

Floyd Norris is the chief financial correspondent of The New York Times and writes a weekly column for the financial section.  He was named to that post in September 1999, after spending a more than a year as a member of The Editorial Board of The Times. He joined the paper in October 1988 as a financial columnist, a position he held until he joined the Editorial Board in May 1998.  The date for this webinar is TBD.



Ed Yardeni, President
Yardeni Research, Inc.

Dr. Ed Yardeni is the President of Yardeni Research, Inc., a provider of global investment strategy and asset allocation analyses and recommendations. He previously served as Chief Investment Strategist of Oak Associates, Prudential Equity Group, and Deutsche Bank’s US equities division in New York City. He was also the Chief Economist of CJ Lawrence, Prudential-Bache Securities, and EF Hutton. He taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also held positions at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the US Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.  The date for this webinar is TBD.


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