Board of Directors
Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the Firm’s chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas’ high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research.
Kathleen Stephansen is a Director of the EQ Advisors Trust Board and a Senior Economic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Investment Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research.
Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC [www.thegoldgrp.com]. Since 2007, the consultancy has brought businesses, universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, meet new challenges and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy.
E. Martin Heldring, senior vice president and managing director of TD Bank, N.A, joined GIC’s Board of Directors in 2008. Prior to his current position, he was president and CEO of Harris – Glencoe.
George Tsetsekos is dean emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.
Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms.
Manuel Balmaseda is the chief economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as chief economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, chief economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.
Mike serves as executive chief of staff for CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft at Sanford Health and as vice president for public affairs for the system.
Terry Cooke is the founder of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit platform to accelerate public-private collaboration between Greater Philadelphia and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings.
Ray Dillon was President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation from 2003-2016. Mr. Dillon brought to the company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations.
Mr. Sean Heberling, CFA is President of Marion Street Capital, a boutique investment firm. He is a Director at the CFA Society of Philadelphia, a member Society of the CFA Institute, the preeminent organization for Finance professionals.
J. Paul Horne is an active independent international market economist since retiring in 2001 as a managing director and European equity market economist at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London.
Justin Hyde is co-founder and co-CEO of Hero Partners, and co-Founder and chairman of The Bronze Buffalo Club and The Bronze Buffalo Foundation.
Mr. Kennedy is the Chief Investment Officer of Fieldpoint Private and was appointed to the bank’s Board of Directors in December 2015. He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and is responsible for all investment functions including capital market and manager research, asset allocation, portfolio construction, and performance/risk reporting.
David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin has over 20 years of professional experience in Latin America, from governmental roles to entrepreneurial ventures and finance. He is a founding partner of Afina International and also serves as Honorary Consul of Chile in Philadelphia.
Stephanie is the chief innovation officer for Columbus Community Center, a Salt Lake County-based nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for 430 individuals who have developmental and physical disabilities.
Vibhas Madan is the Senior Associate Dean-Academic Programs at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.
William (Bill) McLaughlin is president of McLaughlin & Morgan, Inc., a growth strategies company that assists American firms entering Europe via Ireland, and/or Irish companies entering the U.S.
Sangeetha Ramaswamy is the Macro Strategist for Citadel Global Equities, one of four equity strategies at Citadel.
Josh Rosner is co-author of the New York Times Bestseller “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon,” and managing director at independent research consultancy Graham Fisher & Co.
Michael Veloric has served as the president of Veloric Asset Management since 1997. He holds an MBA in health care administration from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Drew University.
Maryanne Waldman is the First Vice President – Financial Advisor for RBC Wealth Management. Prior to her current position, Maryanne was a vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
R. Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC and works as a consultant and analyst focused on the financial services, mortgage finance and related technology companies.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
WBD Investment Group
Element Capital Management
Central Park Conservancy
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Liscio Report
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
*Executive Committee Member