Join us to learn about our many members-only resources and activities, and to meet your fellow CEO Trustees (members).
Additional dates will be scheduled to meet new member needs and schedule constraints.
IMPORTANT: This is a video conference. For full participation, please join via web-based device with video capability. Registration is necessary in order to receive dial-in details.
If you are a CEO and would like to see if you qualify for membership, register online.
Join fellow CEOs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for a conversation with Bank Economists Marc Giannoni, Pia Orrenius and Mark Wynne. We will hear their remarks about the economic outlook and implications for businesses in the Dallas region, as well as national and international dynamics. Federal Reserve economists are uniquely qualified to share their perspective on a complex and unprecedented environment. There will be plenty of time for discussion in an intimate CEOs only setting.
The morning will also include breakfast and an optional private tour of the cash area at Federal Reserve Bank.
If you are a CEO and would like to see if you qualify to attend this event, register online.
SCHEDULE:7:30 - 8:00 am - Gathering and Coffee
8:00 - 9:00 am - Program and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am - Optional Tour
Marc P. Giannoni is senior vice president and director of research. He joined the Dallas Fed in September 2017. Giannoni previously was research economist and assistant vice president in the macroeconomic and monetary studies function of the New York Fed. He is a native of Switzerland and began his career as an economist with the Swiss National Bank in Zurich in 1992.
He joined the New York Fed as an economist in 2000 before leaving to begin an academic career at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 2002. Giannoni rejoined the New York Fed in 2011 while continuing as an adjunct professor of finance and economics at Columbia. He holds BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and MA and PhD degrees in economics from Princeton University.
Pia Orrenius is a labor economist working on regional economic growth and demographic change. She manages the regional and microeconomics group in the Dallas Fed Research Department, is executive editor of the quarterly publication Southwest Economy and co-edited Ten Gallon Economy: Sizing up Economic Growth in Texas (2015, Palgrave MacMillan). Her academic research focuses on the labor market impacts of immigration, unauthorized immigration and U.S. immigration policy. She is coauthor of the book Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization (2010, AEI Press).
Orrenius is affiliated with several academic institutions. She is research fellow at the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and at the IZA Institute of Labor in Bonn, Germany, as well as adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Orrenius is also adjunct professor at Baylor University (Dallas campus), where she teaches in the executive MBA program. Orrenius was senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President, Washington D.C., in 2004–05, where she advised the Bush administration on labor, health and immigration issues. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and bachelor degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign.
Mark Wynne is a vice president, associate director of Research and director of the Bank’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In the latter role, Wynne is responsible for developing and leading the Bank’s research program on globalization and understanding its implications for the conduct of U.S. monetary policy.
Since joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1989, he has had a variety of responsibilities, including briefing the Bank’s president on national and international economic conditions prior to meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, providing updates on key economic issues to the Bank’s board of directors and conducting research on the effects of fiscal policy, understanding business cycles, inflation measurement and the workings of monetary unions, among other topics. His research has appeared in many of the leading peer-reviewed academic journals and Federal Reserve publications.
Wynne has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at University College Dublin, the University of Rochester and Southern Methodist University and has also served as a faculty member for the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Most of his professional career has been at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, but Wynne also spent time at the European Monetary Institute and European Central Bank during the formative years of European Economic and Monetary Union, where he worked on issues related to the strategy of monetary policy under EMU. He has also been an occasional consultant to the ECB and International Monetary Fund. He earned first-class-honors BA and MA degrees from the National University of Ireland–University College, Dublin, and holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Rochester.
If you have questions, the event coordinator is Marissa Rotilie
The most excellent adventures of a Wharton MBA in the legal marijuana business:
The emerging legal marijuana business is attracting money and attention. But what's it like to invest and manage in this industry? After 30 years on Wall Street, Robert Birnbaum founded and ran one of the initial four licensed medical marijuana producers in Connecticut. Join Robert as he describes the progression from “How hard could this be? It’s a weed!”, to facing surprising challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities, until finally a successful company emerged. It's a business like no other.
Join fellow CEOs and members of Wharton's MBA Entrepreneurship and Cannabis Business Clubs to explore this timely topic. We will share a Jimmy John's sandwich lunch with students and delve into the emerging marijuana business.
12:00 - 12:30 pm - Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Presentation
Get The Basics You Need to Lay the Groundwork for Your Board Service
Beginning with director duties and responsibilities, we cover everything you need to know to get started. We'll talk about the tradeoffs of public vs. private, and fiduciary vs. advisory boards. You'll get tips on the key to quickly becoming a positive, contributing board member and what to expect in a director's role. The basics of board committees and what each does, their work and impact. A board case study will give you practical insight into the function and challenge of board work. We'll explore the role of the board from both the CEO perspective and the investor perspective. Gain an understanding of the board selection process, and the function of board on-boarding. Work with experienced board talent to begin the development of your board bio, positioning, and marketing materials. Included in the two days are meals, networking and a cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday night.
This program will be more hands on with close interactions with seasoned board members and others who identify and place board talent. It is a collaborative environment with others who care about you, your board preparedness and that you are positioned to land for-profit board seats.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST SOON! ONLY PREAPPROVED ATTENDEES MAY ATTEND. SPACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTERING HERE WILL ONLY REQUEST SCREENING FOR PARTICIPATION.
November 13 Breakfast at 8 am through to
November 14 WrapUp at 3 pm
Collaborative Environment of Authentic Leaders and Generous SpiritsUnforgettable Exchanges . . . Breakthrough Insights . . . New and Strengthening Relationships