4th Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit
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Join the Global Interdependence Center for this conference taking place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
July 27, 2012
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
265 N. Cache Street
Jackson, WY 83001
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9;15 AM Welcome
- David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Vice Chair
- Tyler Norton, Partner, Hyde-Norton Group
9:15 AM – 10:45 AM Session I: The Energy Story
- Loren Scott, President, Loren C. Scott & Associates
- Chris Jylkka, Principal, Boston Energy Trading
- David Lincoln, Managing Partner, Element Partners
Moderator: Paul O’Brien, Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Session II: Federal Reserve Policy
- Dino Kos, Managing Director, Hamiltonian Associates
- William Stone, Former Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Bob Eisenbeis, Chief Monetary Economist, Cumberland Advisors
Moderator: Mike McKee, Economics Editor, Bloomberg
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Session III: Political Panel
- Former Senator Bob Bennett (R – Utah)
- James Lucier, Managing Director, Capital Alpha Partners
- Ben White, Wall Street Correspondent, Politico
2:30 PM – 4:15 PM Session IV: Economics
- Bill Dunkelberg, GIC Chair and Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business
- Catherine Mann, Barbara ’54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Chair in Global Finance at International School of Business, Brandeis University and Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Steve Sexauer, Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Global Investor Solutions
- John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Moderator: George Tsetsekos, PhD, Dean, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
4:15 PM Conclusion
- David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Vice Chair
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
City: Jackson Hole, WY
Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
Parking: In addition to public street parking, there is a multi-level parking structure immediately west of the Center for the Arts at the corner of Millward and Simpson streets. Parking is free.Download iCal
Dr. Robert A. Eisenbeis serves as Cumberland Advisors’ Chief Monetary Economist. In this capacity, he advises Cumberland’s asset managers on developments in US financial markets, the domestic economy and their implications for investment and trading strategies.
Dr. Eisenbeis was formerly Executive Vice-President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he advised the bank’s president on monetary policy for FOMC deliberations and was in charge of basic research and policy analysis. Prior to that, he was the Wachovia Professor of Banking at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also held senior positions at the Federal Reserve Board and FDIC.
He is currently a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and Financial Economist Roundtable and a fellow member of both the National Association of Business Economics and Wharton Financial Institutions Center. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. degree from Brown University.
Michael McKee is co-host of “Bloomberg on the Economy” on Bloomberg Radio and economics editor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg News.Read More
William Dunkelberg is currently professor of economics at the School of Business and Management, Temple University, where he served as dean from 1987 through 1994 and as director of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Entrepreneurship.Read More
Dr. Catherine L. Mann holds the Barbara ’54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Chair in Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University and is a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.Read More
Stephen Sexauer has been the Chief Investment Officer of AGI Solutions since inception in June, 2008, and has been a Managing Director of Allianz Global Investors of America LLC or one of its subsidiaries since May, 2003.Read More
John E. Silvia
John Silvia is a managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company’s chief economist.Read More
David R. Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its chief investment officer since inception.Read More
Tyler Norton is a founding partner of The Hyde-Norton Group. Tyler has 17 years of experience in the risk management and financial services industry, including 9 years of executive leadership with Beneficial Financial Group where he served as Vice President, Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer.Read More
Dr. Loren C. Scott is President and founder of Loren C. Scott & Associates. He was on the Economics Department faculty at Louisiana State University from 1969 to 1998, where he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor to the holder of the Freeport-McMoran endowed Chair of Economics. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU.
Over the thirteen-year period from 1983-96, Dr. Scott was the chairman of the Economics Department at LSU. During that time, the Department’s ranking among the 3,000 economics departments in the U.S. rose from 101st to 38th. He received 7 awards at LSU for outstanding classroom teaching.
Dr. Scott is co-developer of the Louisiana econometric model, a model used for providing annual forecasts of the Louisiana economy, which are released each fall. He was a co-investigator on over $1 million in grant research at LSU and is the author of over 75 articles and technical reports in addition to reports written for consulting clients.
Dino Kos is Managing Director of Hamiltonian Associates, Ltd., a New York-based economics and investment advisory boutique. He spent most of his career, from 1985 to 2007, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a variety of capacities, ultimately rising to be Executive Vice President of the Markets Group, with responsibility for all trading operations and market analysis. In that capacity he oversaw open market operations, treasuries, foreign exchange, the discount window, and the correspondent banking business the Fed provides to other central banks.Read More
Jim specializes in the fields of energy and environment, climate, tax, and technology policy as well as diverse special situations. Jim brings the benefit of over 25 years’ experience in Washington to his forecasts for institutional investors. For most of his nine years at Prudential Equity Group, he was a senior vice president and research analyst working with both the investment strategy teams and the sector-specific research teams covering electric utilities, primary energy industries, industrials, and information technology companies. Earlier, in the policy world, Jim held a wide range of positions as an analyst, lobbyist, issues manager, political strategist, and business development consultant. His work integrates technical expertise with deep insight into the process and institutions of Washington. Jim frequently appears as a speaker at industry conferences and a commentator in the financial press. He was educated at Princeton University and St. Anselm’s Abbey School and lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Ben White, 38, is Wall Street Correspondent for POLITICO and author of the “Morning Money” column covering the nexus of finance and public policy.
Prior to joining POLITICO in the fall of 2009, Mr. White served as Wall Street reporter for the New York Times, where he shared a Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) award for breaking news coverage of the financial crisis.Read More
Mr. Bennett served as a United States Senator from the state of Utah from 1993 until 2011. He was a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee and a member of the distinguished Joint Economic Committee, where he was at the center of national economic policy discussions. He also served as the ranking Republican on the Senate Rules Committee and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he worked to balance fiscal discipline in government with the needs of maintaining a vital national economy.
Bob is a highly successful entrepreneur. Prior to his senate career, he served as the CEO of Franklin Quest, Inc. (NYSE), where he grew the business from four employees to more than 1,000, and got it listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to his success at Franklin Quest, Inc. he has been a key participant in multiple private and publicly held companies. His success has been based on his ability to see clearly the interdependence of private enterprise and an expanding national economy.
Bob is married to the former Joyce McKay and is the father of six children.
Christopher E. Jylkka is the Principal of Boston Energy Trading. He is also a Director at Genscape, a global provider of energy information for global commodity markets. He has over 14 years experience in the energy business. He started his career as an Analyst at Commonwealth Associates, a New York investment bank. He then moved to Boston to Citizen’s Power where he was an Energy Scheduler and Power Trader. After that he worked for Edison Mission Marketing and Trading. There he was an Operation Director managing gas fired power plants, a Senior Energy Trader and an Energy Market Specialist for Texas and Western Power markets.Read More
David has been an active investor in venture capital for over 18 years and has over 23 years of experience investing in energy and technology companies. David’s areas of investment focus include renewable and alternative energy technologies, energy storage, advanced materials, resource optimization, and the upstream energy sector.Read More
George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.
Dr. George Tsetsekos is Dean Emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.Read More
William H. Stone, Jr.
Mr. Stone joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 1971. He has served in various capacities in both the supervisory/regulatory and operations side of the Bank. In 1984, he was promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Payment Operations. In this position he was responsible for all Third District cash, check and electronic payment activities. In 1987, Mr. Stone was appointed First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. He recently participated in Federal Reserve System Human Resource activities including chairing the Committee on Plan Administration which oversees employee benefits activities.Read More
Robert G. Pedersen, II
Mr. Pedersen leads overall vision, direction and strategic executive leadership for ZAGG Inc. by bringing over 25 years experience in executive management, sales, marketing, and communications with his entrepreneurial zeal. As the co-founder of ZAGG, Mr. Pedersen saw massive potential for the innovative and protective invisibleSHIELD® product line. His vision was to build a universal brand and world-class service company for the mobile accessories. Today, ZAGG consistently ranks among the fastest growing public companies and the fastest in Utah. ZAGG trades on the NASDAQ Global Market (“ZAGG”) and continually delivers a broad range of award winning accessories to improve and enhance the mobile experience.Read More