Central Banking Series: St. Louis
Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 - Saturday, September 26, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis -- Gateway Auditorium, 1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63102
Registration closed at 12 p.m. CT on Monday, September 21.
- What is Venture Philanthropy?
- Sigma-Aldrich – Adapting to a Changing Environment
- Challenges in Higher Education
- What Are They Waiting For?
- Innovation in a Changing Economy
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- GIC Session 1: New Directions in Monetary Policy, James Bullard
- GIC Session 1: New Directions in Monetary Policy, Larry Meyer
- GIC Session 1: New Directions in Monetary Policy, Discussion
- GIC Session 2: Views from the St. Louis Banking and Financial Sector, Julie Stackhouse
- GIC Session 2: Views from the St. Louis Banking and Financial Sector, Larry Otto
- GIC Session 2: Views from the St. Louis Banking and Financial Sector, Paul Christopher
- GIC Session 2: Views from the St. Louis Banking and Financial Sector, Discussion
- GIC Session 3: Challenges Facing Higher Ed. Today and in the Future, Mary Suiter and Cheryl Schrader
- GIC Session 3: Challenges Facing Higher Ed. Today and in the Future, Discussion
- GIC Session 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Michael Drury and Ginger Imster
- GIC Session 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Leslie Smith
- GIC Session 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Terry Brewer
- GIC Session 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Discussion
- GIC Session 5: How Are St. Louis Industries Innovating to Adapt, Cletus Coughlin and Blair Fortner
- GIC Session 5: How Are St. Louis Industries Innovating to Adapt, Kevin Krosley
- GIC Session 5: How Are St. Louis Industries Innovating to Adapt, Ward Klein
- GIC Session 5: How Are St. Louis Industries Innovating to Adapt, Discussion
- GIC: Closing Remarks by Cletus Coughlin
Central Banking Series: St. Louis
7:30 – 8 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast
8 – 8:15 a.m. | Welcome
- Kevin L. Kliesen, Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chairman of GIC
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Session I: New Directions in Monetary Policy
- James Bullard, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Larry Meyer, Senior Managing Director, Macroeconomic Advisers
- Moderator: Kevin L. Kliesen, Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break
9:45 – 11 a.m. | Session II: Views from the St. Louis Banking and Financial Sector
- Paul Christopher, Head Global Market Strategist, Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Wells Fargo & Company
- Larry Otto, St. Louis Market President, US Bank St. Louis
- Moderator: Julie Stackhouse, Senior Vice President and Managing Officer of Banking Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Session III: Challenges Facing Higher Education Today and in the Future
- Cheryl B. Schrader, Chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
- Moderator: Mary Suiter, Assistant Vice President and Economic Education Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
12 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Session IV: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Keys to Faster Growth Locally and Nationally?
- Leslie Smith, President, EPIcenter Memphis
- Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants, St. Louis
- Terry Brewer, President, Brewer Science
- Moderator: Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chairman of GIC
2:45 – 3 p.m. | Break
3 – 4:30 p.m. | Session V: How Are Key St. Louis Industries Innovating to Adapt to a Changing Economic Environment?
- Blair Fortner, Chief Economist, Monsanto
- Kevin Krosley, Chief of Staff, Sigma-Aldrich
- Ward Klein, Chairman of the Board, Edgewell
- Moderator: Cletus Coughlin, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks
- Cletus Coughlin, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. | Closing Reception: Inside the Economy Museum
Please note that while there is no fee associated with this event, individual registration via our website is mandatory for attendance in compliance with the Law Enforcement regulations of the Federal Reserve Bank.
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James Bullard, Ph.D.President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
James “Jim” Bullard is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that role, he is a participant on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which meets regularly to set the direction of U.S. monetary policy. He also oversees the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, including activities at the St. Louis headquarters and its branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
Laurence H. Meyer, Ph.D.Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Macroeconomic Advisers
Laurence H. Meyer is a senior managing director and a co-founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a firm that specializes in forecasting and policy analysis. Dr. Meyer served as a governor on the Federal Reserve Board from June 1996 through January 2002. While serving as a Fed governor, Dr. Meyer became widely known as an influential member of the Federal Open Market Committee and built a reputation for independent thinking and straight talk about monetary policy.
Terry BrewerPresident, Brewer Science
Terry Brewer, Ph.D., is president of Brewer Science, the company he founded in Rolla, Missouri, in 1981 to commercialize his invention of anti-reflective coatings (ARC® materials).
Paul ChristopherHead Global Market Strategist, Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Wells Fargo & Company
Paul Christopher is the global market strategist for Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII), an organization that provides global manager research and investment strategy advice to Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement (WBR) division.
Cletus C. CoughlinSenior Vice President and Policy Adviser to the President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Cletus C. Coughlin is a senior vice president and chief of staff to the president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He is also a policy associate with the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England and serves on the editorial board of the Review of Regional Studies.
Michael DruryChief 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.
Blair L. FortnerChief Economist, Monsanto Company
Blair Fortner serves as Monsanto’s chief economist and as a member of the company’s global strategy team. He directs the company’s proprietary modeling, forecasting and analysis which serve as the basis for corporate planning and evaluation of new opportunities in developed and emerging agricultural markets.
Ginger ImsterExecutive Director, Arch Grants
Ginger Imster, CFRE, has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently, Ginger is the executive director of Arch Grants, a nonprofit that awards $50,000 equity-free grants to for-profit startups that headquarter in St. Louis. Arch Grants sponsors a year-round Global Startup Competition which leverages entrepreneurship and philanthropy to attract and retain talent in St. Louis. Arch Grants has awarded $3.6 million to 65 startups since 2012.
Ward KleinExecutive Chairman of the Board, Edgewell Personal Care
Ward Klein is executive chairman of the Board of Edgewell Personal Care. He was previously chief executive officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a position he had held since January 2005. Mr. Klein obtained a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in economics from St. Olaf College and a master’s in management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Kevin KliesenBusiness Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Kevin L. Kliesen is a business economist and Bank Officer in the Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Kevin KrosleyChief of Staff, Sigma-Aldrich
Kevin Krosley joined Sigma-Aldrich Corporation in 1993. During his time with the company, he has held various line and staff roles in research and development, operations, business development, strategic planning, process improvement and new ventures. He has served as the chief of staff for the CEO since 2012.
Larry OttoPresident, U.S. Bank in St. Louis
Mr. Otto is the president of U. S. Bank in St. Louis. In this capacity, Mr. Otto is the leader of U.S. Bank’s operations locally. In connection with these duties, he is Chairman of the U.S. Bank St. Louis Board of Directors.
Cheryl B. SchraderChancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader is the 21st leader in Missouri University of Science and Technology’s 144-year history and one of the few female engineers to ascend to the top leadership position of a college or university in the United States.
Leslie Lynn SmithPresident, EPIcenter
Leslie Lynn Smith serves as president of EPIcenter and vice president of Memphis Bioworks Foundation. EPIcenter is a collaborative, community-wide strategic initiative that helps entrepreneurs conceive, launch, and scale businesses in the Memphis region by coordinating resources from the community’s accelerators, incubators, mentors, investors, networking programs and technical assistance programs.
Julie L. StackhouseSenior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Julie Stackhouse is senior vice president and managing officer of banking supervision, credit, community development and learning innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Mary C. SuiterAssistant Vice President and Economic Education Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mary Suiter is assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where she has been responsible for developing online programming, videos, lesson plans and whiteboard applications for classroom use.