Past Speakers

Mark Cuban
American entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor
Ellen Zenter
Chief US Economist and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Lemi Erinkitola
Award Winning Educator, Children's Book Author and Academic Coach
James Daunt
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble
David Jacobson
Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group
Catherine Mann
Global Chief Economist at Citibank
Amy Shelly
Chief Financial Officer at Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)
Ernie Rogers
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Magnetar Capital
Melissa Washington
Senior Vice President, Government & External Affairs at ComEd
Kathleen Barron
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Constellation
Craig Slack
Chief Investment Officer, City of Chicago
Ann Bartel
Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation at Columbia Business School
Austan D. Goolsbee
American Economist and the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business
Alden Richards
Lecturer at Brown University and Yale College
Elizabeth Betten
Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners
Nan J. Morrison
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Economic Education
Bret Blanton
Director, Foreign Exchange Trading at BMO Capital Markets
Matt Renner
President of United States Enterprise Commercial Sales at Microsoft
Rebecca Patterson
Chief Investment Strategist at Bridgewater Associates
Jay Bryson
Managing Director and Chief Economist for Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank
Julia Haried
Founder, Maker Girl
Costis Maglaris
Dean and David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia Business School
Gil Addo
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RubiconMD
David Blowers
President of National Services at Northern Trust Corporation
Allen Sanderson
Senior Instructional Professor in Economics at The University of Chicago
Chris Barrett
Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
Dan Leib
President and Chief Executive Officer, DFIN
Ed Wehmer
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust
Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University
Gus Faucher
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of The PNC Financial Services Group
Christopher Caltabiano
Chief Programming Officer for the Council for Economic Change
Johnathon Kyriacou
VP of Operations at Mount Sinai Health
Diane Schrader
Founder and CEO of thirdACT
Anh Do
Partner of Indus Capital
Paolo Gaudiano
President of ARC, Chief Scientist of Aleria, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business
Manjula Dissanayake
Founder of Educate Lanka and former investment banker
Amir Dossal
Founder of the Global Partnerships Forum and 25-veteran at the United Nations
Lucinda Sweazey
Recruiter and member of the investment team at Bridgewater Associates
Gavin Walsh
Portfolio Manager at Bridgewater Associates
Annie Hopkins
Head of American Graduate Recruiting at Deutsche Bank
Sameeksha Desai
Associate Professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Thomas Hook
U.S. Chief Compliance Officer at Bitstamp
Sean Henry
Chief Executive Officer of the Nashville Predators
Brian Fox
Founder and President of
Bill Spitz
Co-Founder of Diversified Trust
Princeton Williams
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Lori Odom
Vice President of International Business for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Lyndi Berrones
Northern Middle Tennessee Regional Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
Robert Henderson
Co-founder of JumpCrew
Will Alexander
Chief Revenue Office of Nashville SC
Elaine Gillim
Senior Wealth Advisor at Boston Trust Walden
Rob Shesol
Professor at Cambridge
Seth Blumberg
Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group
Dr. Dietrich Vollrath
Professor of Economics at the University of Houston
Shivani Bafna
Digital Creator
Joseph P. Price
Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University
David D. Simons
Speaker and “Mediapreneur”
Steven Robertson
Chief Executive Officer of BOLD-Education
Ron King
Emeritus Professor of Accounting at Washington University
Raj Thakkar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Linxin Wen
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chowbus
Vijay Vaitheeswaran
US Business Editor of The Economist
Valisha Graves
Executive Director on the Strategic Client Onboarding Product Development team at Morgan Stanley
Nancy Sheft
Managing Director and Head of External Managers at Bessemer Trust
Dan Altman
Jeffrey Hollender
Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Seventh Generation
George Van Amson
Managing Director in the Institutional Equity Division at Morgan Stanley
Sheara Fredman
Chief Accounting Officer at Goldman Sachs
Orina Chang
Alternative Investments Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, and International Client Advisor
Mina Tadrus
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tadrus Capital
Courtney Mcclelland
Convertible Securities Associate at Evercore
Rahul Goel
Business Strategy Consultant at Motorola Solutions
Charbel Bourjas
Product Manager at Doordash
Ian Solomon
Dean and Professor at University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Jody Lavoie
Life Coach for Widows and Cancer Survivors
Michael Walsh
Founder and Managing Partner of Kilkenny Capital Management
William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Emerson Spartz
Founder at Dose
Kurt Summers
Institutional Investor, Leader & Advisor in ESG, Alternative Investing, Fixed Income and Infrastructure
Kirk Chartier
Chief Marketing Officer, Enova
Shanthi Ramnath
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Eric E. Rowell
Senior Fund Accountant, Equity Group Investments
Matthew Bousquette
Lead Independent Director at Logitech
Justin (Jun) Zhou
Chief Executive Officer at Zhou Agency
Bryan Cameron
Director of Research and Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Anand Goel
Managing Director at Ankura
Jacqueline N. Janczewski
Tax Director at ORBA
Mark Achler
Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners
Andrew Wong
Managing Principal and Economic Consultant at Analysis Group
Tere Regina
Financial Education Manager, Chicago Public Schools
Scott Masten
Professor at University of Michigan Ross Business School
Henok (Henny) Yeshanew
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LION Marketing Agency
Nicolas Teodosescu
Juris Doctor Candidate at University of Illinois at Chicago Law School, Class of 2024
Alex Loo
Vice President, Capital One
Elizabeth Caldwell
Director of Energy and Natural Resources at FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Lucas Chang
Co-Founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and Principal Consultant at KnL Business Consulting Inc.
Mudit Rawat
2X founder, Currently building PlanetCorp
Jocelyne Munoz
Strategy Analyst, Accenture Chicago
Jim Heininger
Founder of Dixon|James
Nancy Stokey
Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

Please view each chapter's individual page for a full listing of past speakers.