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Rocky Mountain Economic Summit: Second Session

VIDEO July 15, 2014

Speaker / Author

Brady Murray

President, Mass Mutual Financial Group - Intermountain West

Brady Murray grew up in the small town of Preston, Idaho. Upon graduating cum laude from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he accepted a position to open a district office for Beneficial Financial Group in Logan, Utah. Three years later, Logan grew to become the highest ranked district office in the entire company. In 2008, Brady and his family moved to Meridian, Idaho where he accepted a position as vice president of career development of Allegis Financial Partners. For the next five years, he oversaw the growth and development of five district offices in three states. In 2013, ... Read More

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

Natalie Cohen

Managing Director and Head of Municipal Research, Wells Fargo

Natalie Cohen is managing director and head of municipal research, a coverage area that launched in late 2010 as part of the Global Economics and Research group, at Wells Fargo Securities. She was previously president of National Municipal Research, Inc., an independent consulting company focused on state and local fiscal condition. Prior to National Municipal Research, she was managing director at Financial Security Assurance, a bond insurance company. She has also held positions in high yield municipal bond insurance at Enhance Financial Service Group, now Radian, and American Capital Access. In addition to bond insurance, Natalie was a vice president ... 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

John Mousseau

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Fixed Income, Cumberland Advisors

John Mousseau is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Fixed Income at Cumberland Advisors. In this capacity, John also serves as a portfolio manager and has overall responsibility for portfolio construction, management, analysis, trading, and research for all tax-free and taxable bond accounts. His comments and analyses have appeared in The Bond Buyer, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Times. He has also been a contributor to the Municipal Finance Journal. In addition, he has appeared on Bloomberg Television and Radio, Reuters, CNBC, and on Sarasota-Manatee’s local media for ... Read More