Eleventh Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
10 Warm Creek Lane Victor, ID 83455

Event Detail

Eleventh Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit

The Eleventh Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit will bring together economists and entrepreneurs from around the country to discuss issues and opportunities relating to the global economy and financial markets, with a morning keynote address delivered by Tom Barkin, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and afternoon keynote from Paul McCulley, Senior Fellow in Financial Macroeconomics for Cornell Law School’s Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets.

GIC Members are invited to extend their stay for a private morning roundtable discussion on Friday, July 12 held under Chatham House Rule. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Scott C. Keller, President and CEO, Keller Investment Properties and The Bronze Buffalo Club Chairman
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist at Strategas Research Partners and GIC Chairman

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Session I:  Economic Outlook

  • Megan Greene, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist at McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chair Emeritus
  • William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Jeffrey Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist & Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
  • Moderator: Jeremy Schwartz, Global Head of Research, WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.  | Morning Keynote Speech

  • Tom Barkin, President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    Audience Q&A Moderated by Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist at Strategas Research Partners and GIC Chairman

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Session II – Entrepreneurial and CEO’s Outlook

  • Bill Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business
  • Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine
  • Adam Weatherby, CEO of Weatherby Firearms
  • Moderator: Michael McKee, Economics & Policy Correspondent, Bloomberg TV

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:30 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote Speech

  • Paul McCulley, Senior Fellow in Financial Macroeconomics for Cornell Law School’s Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  | Session III – Financial Markets Outlook 

  • John Silvia, CEO, Dynamic Economic Strategy
  • Dick Mayo, Chairman and Chief Strategist, Game Creek Capital
  • Bill Kennedy, Chief Investment Officer, Fieldpoint Private and GIC Board Member
  • Paul O’Brien, former CIO, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 
  • Moderator: David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

3:45 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist at Strategas Research Partners and GIC Chairman

 

Hotel Information

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Group Block: July 10-11-12

RMES Discounted Rates:

  • Deluxe Lodge Room – $278/night plus $10 daily resort fee and tax
    • Standard room with 2 queen beds, 1 bathroom
  • One Bedroom Luxury Suite – $349/night plus $10 daily resort fee and tax
    • Suite with King in master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, and living room
  • Two Bedroom Luxury Suite – $529/night plus $30 daily resort fee and tax
    • 2 Bedroom Suite with king in master bedroom, 2 queens in second bedroom, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, and living room

Please call 208-787-7235 and reference the Rocky Mountain Economic Summit to receive these rates.
Please make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible, as the lodge has sold out the last four years.

Event Location

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 City: Victor, ID

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa
10 Warm Creek Lane
Victor, ID 83455

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Speakers

Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Richmond Fed. He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

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 began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Bill Dunkelberg, Ph.D.

Bill Dunkelberg, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

William Dunkelberg is professor emeritus of economics in the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, where he served as dean of the School of Business and Management from 1987 through 1994 and as director of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Entrepreneurship. He served as the Global Interdependence Center’s Chairman for 20 years. 

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Jason Feifer

Jason Feifer

Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history show about why people resist new things.

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Megan E. Greene

Megan E. Greene

Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School

Megan has been a leading voice in global macroeconomics on both sides of the Atlantic for the past 15 years. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her role includes teaching and writing, and her main focus is the drivers of wage and income inequality globally.

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Scott C. Keller

Scott C. Keller

President and CEO Keller Investment Properties and Chairman The Bronze Buffalo Club

Over the past 35 years, Scott C. Keller has become one of the largest single-private apartment owners in the Western United States. During this period of time, he has specialized in the acquisition and management of thousands of multi-family units throughout the intermountain and northwest areas of the U.S.

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William Kennedy

William Kennedy

Chief Investment Officer, Fieldpoint Private

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.

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Jeffrey Korzenik

Jeffrey Korzenik

Chief Investment Strategist & Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

For more than 30 years, Jeff has been a thought leader in the investment industry. A regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, Jeff’s writings on economics and public policy have been published in Barron’s, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and other periodicals.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

CIO of Cumberland Advisors

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.

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Richard (Dick) Mayo

Richard (Dick) Mayo

Chairman and Chief Strategist, Game Creek Capital

Richard Mayo is Chairman and Chief Strategist at Game Creek Capital, a firm he helped start and has been invested in for ten years.

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Paul McCulley

Paul McCulley

Senior Fellow, Financial Macroeconomics, Cornell Law School's Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets

Paul McCulley is Senior Fellow in Financial Macroeconomics for Cornell Law School’s Jack G. Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets. Prior, he was the Chief Economist and Managing Director at PIMCO where he served as a member of the Investment Committee in Newport Beach, and authoring the publication, Macro Perspectives.

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Michael McKee

Michael McKee

International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg Radio/TV

Michael McKee is the International Economics and Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Radio, covering market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the United States and around the globe.

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Paul F. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Paul F. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Former Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Strategy and Planning Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, ADIA

Paul O’Brien left the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority at the end of 2018. He worked most recently as Deputy CIO, helping lead both strategic and tactical asset allocation, after starting at ADIA as Head of Fixed Income Strategy.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

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. Mr. Rissmiller's research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press.

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Jeremy Schwartz

Jeremy Schwartz

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research, WisdomTree

Jeremy Schwartz has served as our Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research since November 2018 and leads WisdomTree’s investment strategy team in the construction of WisdomTree’s equity indexes, quantitative active strategies and multi-asset model portfolios.

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John Silvia, Ph.D.

John Silvia, Ph.D.

CEO, Dynamic Economic Strategy

John Silvia is enjoying the process of launching his firm, John E. Silvia, Dynamic Economic Strategy. John recently retired from his position as Managing Director and Chief Economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he held that position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company's Chief Economist, this new launch will permit John to open his schedule for additional Speaking opportunities and Board positions while indulging in his passion for travel.

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Bill Strauss

Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic adviser in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.

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Adam Weatherby

Adam Weatherby

CEO of Weatherby Firearms

Adam Weatherby continuing the family’s long running leadership over the company that family patriarch Roy founded in 1945.

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Partners

Bronze Buffalo Club