Economic Club of New York

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Group.png Economic Club of New York  
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Formation1907
HeadquartersEmpire State Building, New York City
Membership• Herbert M. Allison
• J. Carter Bacot
• L. Paul Bremer
• John Diebold
• Patricia O. Ewers
• Margaret M. Foran
• Gail D. Fosler
• Timothy Geithner
• Earl G. Graves
• Landon Hilliard
• Glenn Hubbard
• Emmanuel A. Kampouris
• Karen L. Katen
• Henry Kaufman
• Jules B. Kroll
• Maria Elena Lagomasino
• Edward Lewis
• Eugene R. McGrath
• Michael F. Mee
• Howard P. Milstein
• John J. Phelan
• Susan Kaufman Purcell
• Maria Fiorini Ramirez
• William R. Rhodes
• Theodore Roosevelt IV
• Stanley S. Shuman
• Jerry I. Speyer
• Marcy Syms
• Pamela Thomas-Graham
• Mary Ann Tighe
• Dennis Weatherstone
• Christopher J. Williams
• Marie-Josée Kravis
• Gertrude Michelson
• Maria Bartiromo
• Scott Freidheim
Bringing business people, economists and others together for discussions of economic, social and other public issues. Lots of Bilderbergers.

The Economic Club of New York is a U.S. nonprofit and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to promoting the study and discussion of social, economic and political questions.

History

The Economic Club of New York was founded in 1907 by J. W. Beatson, Secretary of the National Economic League in Boston, and four business leaders from New York City. Its founders sought to follow the successful example of the Economic Clubs of Boston, Providence, Worcester, Portland, Springfield, and New Haven with the aim of bringing business people and others together for discussions of economic, social and other public issues in a non-partisan forum.[1] For many years, the Economic Club of New York was affiliated with the League for Political Education; their first president Robert Erskine Ely was also director of the League.[2]

Operation

The main activity of the Economic Club of New York is to regularly host prestigious guest speakers at its member (and their guests)-only dinners and luncheons. However, these presentations are open to the news media to help foster public discussion of issues important to the general public as well those in business and public life. These speaker programs are the focal point of large dinner meetings, or occasionally luncheons, in the ballroom of a major hotel in Manhattan. The format is geared to serious discussion. There is no entertainment, no presentations, and no extraneous business. The focus is on the Guest of Honor and the speaking program. As defined by the Club's founders, the issues for discussion were ones of "live and practical interest" and speakers were to be of national reputation.[3]

Chairmen

The Chairman of the Board is the chief executive officer of the Club and presides at meetings of the Club and the Board, and has general charge of the business and affairs of the Club. The first chairman was A. Barton Hepburn, who served from 1907 to 1909. Hepburn was U.S. Comptroller of the Currency from 1892 to 1893 and later president of the Chase National Bank. Other notable chairmen included: Wendell L. Willkie (1938 to 1940), the Republican Party nominee for president in 1940; radio and television pioneer David Sarnoff (1940-1942); James P. Warburg (1934 to 1936), financial advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Rand V. Araskog (1987 to 1990), former CEO of ITT Corp.; Edmund T. Pratt Jr. (1979 to 1980), former CEO and President of Pfizer, Inc. for whom the Duke University engineering school is named and Barbara H. Franklin (2003-2007), one of the first women graduates of Harvard Business School. She also served as s United States Secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush.

William C. Dudley, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, served as chair from 2010-2016. Proceeding Dudley, from 2016-2018 was Terry J. Lundgren, retired President and Chairman of Macys, Inc.[4] The immediate past Chair is Marie-Josée Kravis, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and central Bilderberger The current chair is John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.[5]

Presidents

The president is the chief operating officer of the Club. The Club has had only six presidents since its founding over a century ago. They were: Robert Erskine Ely; Edwin A. Locke Jr.; Raymond K. Price Jr.;[6] Paul W. Bateman;[7] Jan Hopkins, and the current President, Barbara M. Van Allen.[8]

Barbara Van Allen is the current President and CEO of the Economic Club of New York. Immediately prior to becoming President, she ran her own boutique consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, stakeholder outreach and government affairs. Over the course of her career, she served in senior leadership roles with award-winning results in the non-profit, trade association, corporate and government sectors based in New York, NY, Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.



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