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Fourteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022
Victor, ID

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Fourteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit

GIC is returning to Victor, ID to continue our in-person programs with the Fourteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit! Plan to join us for a two-day conference filled with keynote remarks and panel sessions with top economists, business leaders, and policy-makers on Thursday, July 14, 2022 and Friday, July 15, 2022. This year we are delighted to welcome Christopher Waller, Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, who will be joining us to provide keynote remarks. The Rocky Mountain Economic Summit has become one of GIC’s hallmark events, having partnered with the Bronze Buffalo Club since 2011.

This year we are pleased to offer the option to attend virtually by registering for a livestream of the two-day conference. GIC Members can enjoy complimentary virtual access, as a part of their member benefits.

Included with registration is a special Roundtable Reception for GIC Members on July 14, 2022.

 

Agenda

Day 1 | Thursday, July 14, 2022

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration & Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Justin Hyde, Co-Founder and CEO of Bronze Buffalo Companies
  • Scott Keller, Chairman of Bronze Buffalo Companies

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Morning Keynote

  • Christopher Waller, Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Audience Q&A Moderator: Michael McKee, International Economics and Policy Correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Radio and GIC College of Central Bankers Advisory Board Member

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | Special Guest

  • Paul Ryan, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Moderator: Scott Keller, Chairman of Bronze Buffalo Companies

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. | Session I: Economic Outlook

  • Holly Wade, Executive Director of NFIB Research Center and GIC Board Member
  • Leland Miller, CEO of China Beige Book International and GIC Board Member
  • John Silvia, Chief Economist at Dynamic Economic Strategy
  • Moderator: Dana Peterson, Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board and GIC Board Secretary

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. | Session II: Long Covid: Research, Policy, and Economic Impact

  • David Kotok, Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
  • Emily Taylor, Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement at Solve M.E.

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Lunch

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Afternoon Keynote Speech

  • Paul McCulley, Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Session III: Financial Market Outlook

  • Ellen Zentner, Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist at Strategas and GIC Board Member
  • Bill Kennedy, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of RiskBridge Advisors and GIC Board Chair
  • Moderator: Lisa McIntire Shaw, Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC and GIC Vice Chair of Programs

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Break

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Presentation from Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge
The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge is a St. Petersburg, Florida based nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for the returning American combat-wounded and injured military service veterans.

  • Major General Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge
  • Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie, Astronaut (Ret), NASA
  • Moderator: David Kotok, Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

4:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Bill Kennedy, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of RiskBridge Advisors and GIC Board Chair

 



Day 2 | Friday, July 15, 2022

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration & Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Justin Hyde, Co-Founder and CEO of Bronze Buffalo Companies
  • Scott Keller, Chairman of Bronze Buffalo Companies

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Keynote

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. | Session I: Cyber Security & Bitcoin

  • Tommy Allen, CEO of 7CGEO
  • Moderator: Michael Cyrus, Co-Founder & CFO of Deep Lake Capital Acquisition Corp.

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Session II: Supply Chain

  • Nick Sonnenberg, Founder & CEO of Leverage
  • Peter Guarraia, Partner at Bain & Company
  • Moderator: Mark Gottfredson, Partner at Bain & Company

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

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

  • Taylor Sheridan, Actor, Screenwriter, and Director
  • Moderator: Brian Yoblanski, CEO of PERC

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. | Session III: American Agriculture & Health Care Post-Pandemic

  • Carter Williams, CEO & Managing Director of iSelect Fund
  • Ed Shulak, Chairman of EdenRoc Sciences LLC
  • Moderator: Alan Olson, Managing Partner at Groco

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Break

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Session IV: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • John Cushman III, Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
  • Dave Checketts, Founder & Chairman of SCP Worldwide
  • Moderator: Rob Riggle, USMC Ret. Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, and Director

4:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Scott C. Keller, Chairman of Bronze Buffalo Companies

 

Click here to download the full two-day conference agenda.

Event Location

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022

Bronze Buffalo Ranch at Teton Springs
10 Warm Creek Lane
Victor, ID 83455

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Speakers

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Christopher J. Waller took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on December 18, 2020, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2030.

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Dominic Gorie

Dominic Gorie

U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

Dominic Gorie attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. He received his Master of Science degree in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee.

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Justin Hyde

Justin Hyde

Co-Founder and CEO, The Bronze Buffalo Club

Justin Hyde is the Co-founder & CEO of Bronze Buffalo Club Companies and Chairman of The Bronze Buffalo Foundation.

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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, CFA

William Kennedy, CFA

Board Chair, Global Interdependence Center CEO, Chief Investment Officer, RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

William Kennedy is the co-founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of RiskBridge Advisors, an independent, full-service investment office serving insurers, endowments and foundations, and individual investors. He is responsible for RiskBridge’s business and investment activities and has over 30 years of capital market research and investment experience.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media.

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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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Lisa McIntire Shaw

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds.

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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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Leland R. Miller

Leland R. Miller

Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book International

Leland is the co-founder and CEO of China Beige Book, the world’s leading data analytics and economic-forecasting firm focused on China, as well as operator of the largest proprietary data-collection network ever developed to track a closed economy.

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Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson

Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board

Dana Peterson is the Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Peterson joins The Conference Board from Citi, where for many years she served as a North America Economist and later as a Global Economist. Her wealth of experience extends to the public sector, having also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

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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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Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor

Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement, Solve M.E.

Emily Taylor is the Director of Advocacy and Engagement for Solve M.E. She brings to the organization over fifteen years of policy, organization, and advocacy experience in both the non-profit and government sectors.

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Holly Wade

Holly Wade

Executive Director of the NFIB Research Center

Holly Wade is the executive director of the NFIB Research Center, where she conducts original research and studies public policy effects on small businesses. She produces NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends survey and surveys on topics related to small business operations.

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Ellen Zentner

Ellen Zentner

Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Ellen Zentner is Chief US Economist at Morgan Stanley, a Managing Director, and a member of its Research Diversity and Inclusion Council. She joined the firm in 2013 from Nomura Securities International.

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Partners

Bronze Buffalo Club