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Board of Directors

Kathleen Stephansen*


Kathleen Stephansen is an Independent Trustee for the AXA-Equitable Trusts, a Senior Economist for Haver Analytics 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 Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research.

William Kennedy, CFA*

Vice Chair of Programs

Bill Kennedy is the Chief Investment Officer of Fieldpoint Private and serves on the bank’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for the firm’s investment philosophy, process and platform and chairs the bank’s Investment Committee.

Peter A. Gold, Esq.*

Vice Chair

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.

Michael Drury*

Vice Chair of International

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.

Michael Veloric*


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.

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.*


George Tsetsekos is dean emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Donald Rissmiller*

Chairman Emeritus

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.

Manuel Balmaseda

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 Begeman

Mike serves as executive chief of staff for CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft at Sanford Health and as vice president for public affairs for the system.

Ray C. Dillon

Ray Dillon was President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation from 2003-2016. Since his arrival, Mr. Dillon brought to the company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations.

Sean Heberling, CFA

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

Paul Horne is an active independent international market economist since retiring as a managing director and European equity market economist at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London.


*Executive Committee Member
†Global Society of Fellows Member