The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Event Detail

The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity

Join GIC at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for our conference on The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity. Speakers will address the relationship between U.S. higher education and how higher education can facilitate growth in U.S. competitiveness and global workforce preparation. Candid assessments, opportunities, and solutions will be vetted. The event will feature a keynote address from Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia along with presentations from John Anderson Fry, President of Drexel University, Ali A. Houshmand, President of Rowan University, leaders of Arizona State University, University of Nebraska, the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, and others. 

Counterpart C-Suite Business Leaders presenting are from Aramark, EMSI Economic Modelers, Citi Group, the Philadelphia International Airport, Hogan Lovells, Saul Ewing, Penn Mutual Asset Management, and others. This program was inspired by the research by Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D., President Emeritus, The University of Toledo and Distinguished Fellow with the Council on Competitiveness, and Peter A. Gold, Esq., founder and president of TheGoldGroup, GIC Vice Chair, and Higher Education Program Chair. Click here to read a related paper.

Economic Outlook and workforce trends, what higher education needs from business and government, what business and government needs from higher education, organic changes and new initiatives in higher education will be examined.

Members of NAFSA will have the opportunity to attend The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity at a discounted rate of $100, but a code is required. Please contact Colleen Murphy at [email protected] or 215.238.0990 to receive the code.

 

Arrival Information

Please take into account the time it will take to pass through security, as registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival at the Bank, you will be asked to place your belongings on a conveyor belt and to pass through a metal detector and from there, you will be escorted to the conference center on the third floor. Guests are asked to enter through the 7th Street entrance (across from the African American Museum in Philadelphia).

 

Hotel Information

Click here to view a list of regional hotels listed in closest proximity to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. We recommend reserving accommodations at your earliest convenience.

 

Agenda

7:45 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. | Welcome

  • Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC and Principal, TheGoldGroup,LLC.
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners and GIC Chairman
  • Mark Squilla, Council Member, First District, City of Philadelphia

8:45 a.m. | Session I: The Context: Part 1: Economic Outlook and Workforce Trends

  • Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist, CitiGroup
  • Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer, EMSI, A Strada Company
  • Anthony Abbatiello, Global Head of Consulting, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Moderator: Vibhas Madan, Senior Associate Dean-Academic Programs-LeBow College of Business, Professor of Economics-School of Economics-LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

10:00 a.m. | Session II: The Context: Part 2: The Changing Legal Environment (Developments/Opportunities/Risks)

  • Christina D. Riggs, Esquire, Co-Vice Chair, Higher Education Practice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • Stephanie J. Gold, Esquire, Chair, National & International Education Practice, Hogan Lovells
  • Moderator: Esther Brimmer, Executive Director & CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

10:45 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. | Session III: What Higher Education Needs and Wants from Business & Government in the Next 5 Years

  • Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and University Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
  • James O’Brien, Senior Vice-President of University Affairs & Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Arizona State University
  • John Fry, President, Drexel University; Member Board of Directors Wistar Institute
  • Moderator: Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist CitiGroup

12:15 p.m. | Lunch
 
1:00 p.m. | Keynote: Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Importance of Higher Education to the US Economy

1:30 p.m. | Session IV: What Business and Government Need and Want from Higher Education in the Next 5 Years

  • Victor Crawford, Chief Operating Officer Healthcare, Facilities & Higher Education, Aramark
  • Mark Heppenstall, Chief Investment Officer, Penn Mutual Asset Management Co.
  • Rochelle (“Chellie”) Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Moderator: Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC, Principal, TheGoldGroup, LLC.

2:30 p.m. | Break

2:45 p.m. | Session V: Organic Changes in the Next Five Years (i.e. Mergers, Combinations, Closures, Tenure, Governance, New Curriculum, Lifelong Learning)

  • Ali Houshmand, President, Rowan University
  • Lloyd Jacobs, M.D., President Emeritus, University of Toledo; Fellow, U.S. Council on Competitiveness
  • Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, Chancellor, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Moderator: Erin Arvedlund, Business/Finance Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer; Author

4:00 p.m. | Session VI: New Initiatives with Higher Education

  • Bruce Cohen, Managing Director, CitiGroup
  • William Burke-White, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Inaugural Director, Perry World House
  • Tonio DeSorrento, CEO & Director,  Vemo Education
  • Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics and GIC Vice Chair of Programs

5:15 p.m. | Close: Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC, Principal, TheGoldGroup,LLC.

Event Location

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Time: 7:45 AM - 5:15 PM City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
100 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Speakers

Patrick T. Harker

Patrick T. Harker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker took office on July 1, 2015, as the 11th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Harker participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation’s monetary policy.

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Anthony Abbatiello

Anthony Abbatiello

Global Head of Consulting, Russell Reynolds Associates

Anthony Abbatiello leads the firm’s global Leadership & Succession business. He brings more than 20 years of leadership management consulting to advise clients in all industries, working as a trusted advisor to drive organizational optimization and build high-performance executive teams.

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Erin Arvedlund

Erin Arvedlund

Investigative Journalist

Erin Arvedlund began her career as a reporter at Dow Jones newswires in 1993. In 1996, she moved to Moscow, Russia, to write about business and emerging markets at the English-language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times.

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Esther Brimmer

Esther Brimmer

Executive Director & CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Esther Brimmer is the Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

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William Burke-White

William Burke-White

Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Inaugural Director, Perry World House

William Burke-White is a professor of law at Penn Law School, inaugural director of Perry World House, and a co-faculty lead for the Global Order:  Power, Technology, and Governance research theme.

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Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron

Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron

Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport

Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, a large hub airport system serving over 31.4 million passengers annually.

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Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen

Senior Human Resources Officer for Enterprise Operations and Technology, Citi

Bruce Cohen is Citi’s Senior Human Resources Officer for Enterprise Operations and Technology, working closely with Citi’s Global Head of Operations and Technology.

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Victor L. Crawford

Victor L. Crawford

Chief Operating Officer, Aramark

Victor L. Crawford is the Chief Operating Officer for Aramark, a position he assumed when he joined Aramark in September 2012. Since joining Aramark, Mr. Crawford has assumed additional line of business responsibilities for Education & Business Services. 

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Tonio DeSorrento

Tonio DeSorrento

Co-Founder and CEO, Vemo Education

Tonio DeSorrento is co-founder and CEO of Vemo Education, an educational technology that partners directly with colleges and universities to create income-based financing programs to increase access and affordability.

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John Fry

John Fry

President, Drexel University

John Fry, appointed Drexel University’s 14th president in 2010, has served higher education for his entire professional life. Through his roles as a consultant, board member, chief operating officer and chief executive, he has acquired a deep and broad understanding of the challenges of leading a major educational institution.

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Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Chancellor, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., is a nationally recognized leader and tireless advocate for transforming higher education, academic medicine and health care delivery.

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Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( www.thegoldgrp.com). The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

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Stephanie Gold

Stephanie Gold

Chair, National & International Education Practice, Hogan Lovells

Stephanie Gold heads the firm's widely recognized national and international Education practice. For 20 years she has worked with universities, colleges, independent schools, education associations, education companies, and investors to solve a range of legal and regulatory challenges.

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Mark Heppenstall

Mark Heppenstall

Chief Investment Officer, Penn Mutual Asset Management

Mr. Heppenstall serves as chief investment officer of Penn Mutual Asset Management. Mark leads the investment team and is responsible for all investment management functions.

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Ali A. Houshmand

Ali A. Houshmand

President, Rowan University

Dr. Ali A. Houshmand became Rowan University’s seventh president in 2012 after serving for approximately six years as provost/senior vice president, CEO and interim president.

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Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD

Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD

President Emeritus, The University of Toledo

Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD stepped away from his position as President of the University of Toledo in 2014, after having led a vigorous process of growth and transformation to establish a new vision, a new identity, and a new level of educational, research, and clinical health services quality and excellence. 

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Ann Kirschner

Ann Kirschner

Dean Emerita, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and University Professor, CUNY Graduate Center

Ann Kirschner is president of Comma International, consultants in media, culture, technology, and education, and University Professor at The City University of New York. An entrepreneur and board member, she is the author of Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story and Lady at the OK Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, and a frequent speaker on innovation in media, technology, and education.

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Vibhas Madan, Ph.D.

Vibhas Madan, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean-Academic Programs, LeBow College of Business at Drexel University

Vibhas Madan is the Senior Associate Dean-Academic Programs at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. His research focuses on international trade theory with a particular focus on trade policy and multinational firms and his work has been published in a number of academic journals including Canadian Journal of Economics, International Trade Journal, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Integration and Review of International Economics.

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Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citi Research

Dr. Mann joined Citi as Global Chief Economist in February 2018.  Her most recent position was Chief Economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where she also worked closely with the G7 and G20.

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James O’Brien

James O’Brien

Senior Vice-President of University Affairs & Chief of Staff, Office of the President Arizona State University

James O’Brien serves as Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Michael Crow of Arizona State University. He is responsible for implementing complicated strategic and tactical objectives of the Office of the President.

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Christina Riggs

Christina Riggs

Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Christina is the Co-Vice Chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Higher Education Practice. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial and appellate matters, particularly for higher education institutions.

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Rob Sentz

Rob Sentz

Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi

Rob Sentz is the chief innovation officer at Emsi, where he leads in furthering Emsi’s vision through new and updated products for higher education, economic development, workforce planning, and talent acquisition.

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Mark Squilla

Mark Squilla

Member of the City Council of Philadelphia

Mark Squilla represents City Council’s First District, a diverse and growing area that stretches along the Delaware River from his native South Philadelphia across Center City, Chinatown, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond.

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics

Kathleen Stephansen is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics. Her former positions were 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.

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