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Past Speakers

Alan Phung
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Mai Coffee
Alden Richards
Lecturer at Brown University and Yale College
Alex Loo
Vice President, Capital One
Allen Sanderson
Senior Instructional Professor in Economics at The University of Chicago
Amir Dossal
Founder of the Global Partnerships Forum and 25-veteran at the United Nations
Amit Hasak
Chief Executive Officer, Transship Corp
Amy Shelly
Chief Financial Officer at Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)
Anand Goel
Managing Director at Ankura
Andrew Wong
Managing Principal and Economic Consultant at Analysis Group
Ann Bartel
Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation at Columbia Business School
Annie Hopkins
Head of American Graduate Recruiting at Deutsche Bank
Austan D. Goolsbee
American Economist and the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business
Bill Spitz
Co-Founder of Diversified Trust
Bret Blanton
Director, Foreign Exchange Trading at BMO Capital Markets
Brian Fox
Founder and President of Confirmation.com
Bryan Cameron
Director of Research and Senior Vice President at Dodge & Cox Investment Managers
Catherine Mann
Global Chief Economist at Citibank
Charbel Bourjas
Product Manager at Doordash
Chris Barrett
Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
Chuck Imhof
Vice President of New York Sales at Delta Airlines
Costis Maglaras
Dean and David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia Business School
Courtney Mcclelland
Convertible Securities Associate at Evercore
Craig Slack
Chief Investment Officer, City of Chicago
Cynthia Plouche
Independent Board Director and Senior Investment Portfolio Manager
Dan Altman
Economist
Dan Leib
President and Chief Executive Officer, DFIN
David Blowers
President of National Services at Northern Trust Corporation
David D. Simons
Speaker and “Mediapreneur”
David Jacobson
Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group
Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University
Dr. Dietrich Vollrath
Professor of Economics at the University of Houston
Ed Wehmer
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust
Elaine Gillim
Senior Wealth Advisor at Boston Trust Walden
Elizabeth Betten
Managing Director, Madison Dearborn Partners
Elizabeth Caldwell
Director of Energy and Natural Resources at FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Ellen Zenter
Chief US Economist and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Emerson Spartz
Founder at Dose
Eric E. Rowell
Senior Fund Accountant, Equity Group Investments
Ernie Rogers
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Magnetar Capital
Gavin Walsh
Portfolio Manager at Bridgewater Associates
George Van Amson
Managing Director in the Institutional Equity Division at Morgan Stanley
Gil Addo
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RubiconMD
Grant Hoffman
Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Poly
Gus Faucher
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of The PNC Financial Services Group
Henok (Henny) Yeshanew
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LION Marketing Agency
Himal Agarwal
Chief Financial Officer at Braviant Holdings
Ian Solomon
Dean and Professor at University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Jacqueline N. Janczewski
Tax Director at ORBA
James Daunt
Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble
Jane Hamner
Chief Growth Officer at McCann Partners
Jay Bryson
Managing Director and Chief Economist for Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank
Jeffrey Hollender
Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Seventh Generation
Jim Heininger
Founder of Dixon|James
Jocelyne Munoz
Strategy Analyst, Accenture Chicago
Jody Lavoie
Life Coach for Widows and Cancer Survivors
Joe Aguilar
Acting Chief Investment Officer, Illinois State Treasurer
Joseph P. Price
Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University
Julia Haried
Founder, Maker Girl
Justin (Jun) Zhou
Chief Executive Officer at Zhou Agency
Kathleen Barron
Executive Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon Corporation
Kirk Chartier
Chief Marketing Officer, Enova
Kurt Summers
Institutional Investor, Leader & Advisor in ESG, Alternative Investing, Fixed Income and Infrastructure
Lemi Erinkitola
Award Winning Educator, Children's Book Author and Academic Coach
Linal Harris
Global Entrepreneur
Linxin Wen
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chowbus
Lori Odom
Vice President of International Business for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Lucas Chang
Co-Founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and Principal Consultant at KnL Business Consulting Inc.
Lucinda Sweazey
Recruiter and member of the investment team at Bridgewater Associates
Lyndi Berrones
Northern Middle Tennessee Regional Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
Manjula Dissanayake
Founder of Educate Lanka and former investment banker
Marie P. Anderson
Model Industry Expert and Founder at Boss Babe Models
Mark Achler
Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners
Mark Cuban
American entrepreneur, television personality, media proprietor, and investor
Mark Witte
Economics Professor at Northwestern University
Mary Lee Schneider
President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Independent Director
Matt Renner
President of United States Enterprise Commercial Sales at Microsoft
Matthew Bousquette
Lead Independent Director at Logitech
Melissa Washington
Senior Vice President, Government & External Affairs at ComEd
Michael Chen
Managing Director and Head of Investments, HarbourView Equity Partners
Michael Walsh
Founder and Managing Partner of Kilkenny Capital Management
Mina Tadrus
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tadrus Capital
Mudit Rawat
2X founder, Currently building PlanetCorp
Myles Gage
Co-Founder, Rapunzl
Nan J. Morrison
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Economic Education
Nancy Sheft
Managing Director and Head of External Managers at Bessemer Trust
Nancy Stokey
Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
Nicolas Teodosescu
Juris Doctor Candidate at University of Illinois at Chicago Law School, Class of 2024
Orina Chang
Alternative Investments Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, and International Client Advisor
Pankaj Parashar
Co-founder, Purple Ant Inc
Paolo Gaudiano
President of ARC, Chief Scientist of Aleria, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business
Princeton Williams
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Rahul Goel
Business Strategy Consultant at Motorola Solutions
Raj Thakkar
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Rebecca Patterson
Senior Investor at BridgeWater
Rob Shesol
Professor at Cambridge
Robert Henderson
Co-founder of JumpCrew
Ron King
Emeritus Professor of Accounting at Washington University
Ruby Zhang
Student in Economics at Harvard University
Sameeksha Desai
Associate Professor at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Sara (Musallam) Toussaint
Co-owner NC Courage and Vice President, Brand Management and Sponsorships at Wells Fargo

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