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The Evolving Market Landscape: America’s Cities First Panel

VIDEO October 18, 2013

Speaker / Author

Dennis Wayne Archer, Esq.

Chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC

Dennis W. Archer is chairman and CEO of Dennis W. Archer PLLC and chairman emeritus of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a Detroit-based law firm with more than 350 attorneys, with six offices in Michigan; Las Vegas; Nashville; Phoenix; Toronto; Columbus, Ohio; and Washington, D.C. He sits on the corporate boards of Johnson Controls Inc. and Masco Corporation. Archer served two four-year terms as mayor of the city of Detroit (1994-2001) and earned national and international respect for his success in changing Detroit's image and direction. In 2000, Mayor Archer was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. Archer served on the ... Read More

Mary Francoeur

Managing Director at Assured Guaranty

Mary Francoeur is Assured Guaranty’s managing director responsible for business development and underwriting for Northeast US public finance and project finance and utilities in the Americas.  Mary joined Assured in February 2008, and has successfully closed new construction transportation, energy and stadium transactions. Previously, Mary worked at FGIC and Moody’s Investors Service; she started her career in financial management roles with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the City of Jersey City. Mary has a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University where she also earned her B.A. in newspaper journalism and political ... Read More

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. Representative projects for clients located in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland include creating a road map ... Read More

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. He has authored or co-authored four books, including the second edition of "From Bear to Bull with ETFs" and "Adventures in Muniland". He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from the School of ... Read More