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Central Banking Series: Location Matters in a Global Economy Session III

VIDEO November 6, 2017

Manuel Balmaseda, Chief Economist at CEMEX, Ann Bordelon, Chief Financial Officer at Mitchell, and Michael Drury, Chief Economist at McVean Trading & Investments and GIC Chair on November 6, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. He has also taught at the IESE Business School in Madrid, the EOI (School of Industrial Organization) in Madrid and the Helsinki School of Economics. He collaborates with the IMF, the EU Commission, the OECD, the Secretaría General Sudamericana and other private organizations on topics related to the economics perspectives and policy ... Read More

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. Michael assesses macroeconomic developments around the world to help develop hedging strategies using futures markets in interest rates, currencies and industrial materials. He travels ... Read More

Ann G. Bordelon

CFO, Mitchell Communications

Ann joined Mitchell Communications Group, the flagship PR Agency within the Dentsu-Aegis Network, as CFO in early 2017.  In addition to her financial leadership, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge of retail and consumer products to Mitchell.  In 2015, after 13 years of service as a finance executive, Ann retired from Walmart.  During her tenure at Walmart, she served as CFO for Walmart’s Sam’s Club, CFO of Walmart’s Asia Region and also as Global Chief Audit Executive.  Though Ann joined the Company in 2003 as Assistant Controller, she quickly proved herself as a broader business leader, leading the finance team ... Read More