Presentation of the Global Citizen Award and Announcement of the 2019 College of Central Bankers

VIDEO December 19, 2019

Speaker / Author

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an Economist and Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focusing on the analysis of U.S. macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. ... Read More

Martin Heldring

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, TD Bank

E. Martin Heldring, senior vice president and managing director of TD Bank, N.A, joined GIC’s board of directors in 2008. Prior to his current position, he was president and CEO of Harris – Glencoe. Martin studied at the London School of Economics and London University in 1976 and a year later graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in foreign service in international economics. Martin earned the honors of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Theta. After graduation, he joined Harris’ Credit Training Program and from 1978 to 1983 he served in Harris’ Asia/Pacific division ... Read More

Stephanie Mackay

Board Director, Switchpoint Community Resource Center

Stephanie has spent the last two decades in the nonprofit sector working as a social entrepreneur and nonprofit leader where she brings a strong voice to the table to promote solutions for the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. ( She is the former Chief Innovation Officer at Columbus Community Center, a nonprofit agency that serves individuals with some of the most severe disabilities ( For nearly two decades she has held positions that have given her unique insight into the day-to-day triumphs and struggles of families of all socio-economic levels who face many overwhelming obstacles to navigate ... Read More

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( 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