NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SEC Chair Mary Schapiro will address a luncheon of the Economic Club of New York at the New York Sheraton on September 7th and European Central Bank Head Jean Claude Trichet will address a luncheon of the Club on October 12th.
In addition, Trustees of the Economic Club of New York have elected as Chairman, Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Loews Corporation: and as Vice Chairman, Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President and Chief Executive of TIAA-CREF, both to serve through 2012. The board also elected as Treasurer, Ann Kaplan, the Chair of Circle Financial Group; and as Secretary, Edward Cox, Retired Partner at Patterson, Belnap Webb and Tyler LLP. Jan Hopkins remains the Club's President.
Mr. Tisch said, "With today's chaotic economic climate, it is more important than ever to gather important thought leaders to discuss the many complex issues we face. I am very pleased to be part of this important organization."
For more than 100 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 – from Nikita Khrushchev's famous speech on trade during his historic 1959 visit to America to John F. Kennedy making his case for tax cuts in 1962 to Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji predicting that China would rejoin the World Trade Organization in 1999 and Alan Greenspan's speech embracing the New Economy in 2000.
This past year, Club speakers have included Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama, William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan.
The Club currently has more than 1000 members from academia, business, finance and government. For more information: www.econclubny.org.
SOURCE Economic Club of New York