NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jan Hopkins, President of the Economic Club of New York since 2007, told the board of the Club she will step down at the end of 2015. Hopkins informed the board she would like more time to concentrate on board work and consulting.
The Club has hired Russell Reynolds to conduct the search. Abby Joseph Cohen, of Goldman Sachs, is Chair of the Search Committee.
Hopkins is currently on the boards of several fund families at Franklin Templeton and has a media consulting firm, the Jan Hopkins Group. Prior to the Economic Club, Ms. Hopkins was a Managing Director at Citigroup Private Bank following a successful career as a journalist. She won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for work as an anchor and correspondent at CNN.
"Jan has been an extremely thoughtful and effective leader, deepening and broadening the Club's tradition of attracting the most thought-provoking and relevant leaders and thinkers of our time to speak to our members on a broad range of critical and timely topics and expanding the Club's membership and profile," said William C. Dudley, Club Chairman, and president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. "I have enjoyed working with Jan tremendously and wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
During her tenure Ms. Hopkins has increased the number of events the Club sponsors from four a year to twenty. Membership is up 67% and assets have grown fourfold.
About the Club
For 108 years, the Economic Club of New York, a non-partisan organization, has been one of the premier speaking platforms for economic policy addresses. Major figures of their time have used its podium to announce policy initiatives. These range from Nikita Khrushchev's speech on trade during his historic 1959 visit to the United States to John F. Kennedy making his case for tax cuts in 1962 to Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji predicting China would join the World Trade Organization in 1999.
The Club has nearly 1250 members from academia, business, finance and government. For more information: www.econclubny.org
SOURCE Economic Club of New York