Experts Gather in St. Louis for a Central Banking Series Event

September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015

Julia Strapp
Associate Director, Communications
Global Interdependence Center
[email protected]

Experts Gather in St. Louis for a Central Banking Series Event


What: Central Banking Series: St. Louis

This full-day event convenes expert panelists, corporate and civic leaders and industry professionals to discuss local and national economic health. Topics will include “New Directions in Monetary Policy;” “Challenges Facing Higher Education Today and in the Future;” and “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Keys to Faster Growth Locally and Nationally?”

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Gateway Auditorium

1 Federal Reserve Bank Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63102

When: September 25, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Who: This event will feature the following speakers and moderators:

  • James Bullard, president and CEO, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank;
  • Larry Meyer, senior managing director, Macroeconomic Advisers;
  • Terry Brewer, president of Brewer Science;
  • Paul Christopher, head global market strategist, Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Wells Fargo & Company;
  • Cletus Coughlin, senior vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;
  • Michael Drury, chief economist, McVean Trading & Investments, and chairman of GIC;
  • Blair Fortner, chief economist, Monsanto;
  • Ginger Imster, executive director of Arch Grants, St. Louis;
  • Ward Klein, chairman of the board, Edgewell;
  • Kevin Kliesen, business economist and research officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;
  • Kevin Krosley, chief of staff, Sigma-Aldrich;
  • Larry Otto, St. Louis market president, US Bank St. Louis;
  • Cheryl B. Schrader, chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology;
  • Leslie Smith, president of EPIcenter Memphis;
  • Julie Stackhouse, senior vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and
  • Mary Suiter, assistant vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Julia Strapp, associate director of communications for the Global Interdependence Center, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990. Please note that registration is required in order to ensure entry into the event.

About the Global Interdependence Center:

The Global Interdependence Center is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at