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Larry Summers

Former Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the White House National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy in the Obama Administration, Larry Summers is one of the world's most distinguished voices on the modern economy.

“Larry was great and delivered exactly what we wanted from him. He is a professional and he comes across very authoritative and thoughtful.” -BCA Research

“I should have scheduled more time for his keynote— usually speakers fatigue after an hour but he definitely could have kept this audience captivated for much longer.” -Institutional Investor

Paul Tucker

New to HWA: Former Bank of England deputy governor, Sir Paul Tucker is one of the most respected central bankers and financial policy makers of our time. He spent more than three decades at the central bank, including experience in Asia, and was knighted for his reforms, which are creating a more resilient international banking system.

Sir Paul was instrumental in establishing how an independent Bank of England sets monetary policy free from political decisions, illustrating how central bankers were responsible for some of the most effective policy initiatives during the last decade. Reflecting his agency in public policy via the Bank of England, globally and in Europe, Tucker is now a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Public Policy, as well as at Harvard Business School.

Kevin Warsh Former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Director at UPS, Kevin Warsh offers authoritative and credible presentations on both domestic and international economic issues.

"Kevin Warsh hit a grand slam with our clients last night. He is a terrific speaker." -Strategas Research Partners

"Kevin was terrific. The board and senior executives truly appreciated the nuanced information he was able to provide from his first-hand experience at the Fed." -a "top 10" U.S. financial institution

Elizabeth Duke

New to HWA: Every measured word uttered at the Federal Reserve moves markets, so when a member's term ends and they become private citizens again, everyone wants to hear what he or she has  to say. One of HWA's newest exclusive speakers, Elizabeth Duke was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 2008 until 2013, and is now sharing with audiences her insights for the economic future ahead.

Since she has joined us, we've been flooded with requests to host Ms. Duke. With a straightforward style, she explains complex policy decisions in the language of the business leaders and bankers she has known her whole career. Her speeches shed light on the policies and decisions that have a rippling and profound impact on the economy.

R. Glenn Hubbard

An economic advisor to Presidents, a well-respected Dean and Professor, R. Glenn Hubbard has been the architect of policies that affect millions.

"Everything was great, the event was a huge success. and the feedback on Dr. Hubbard was great as well!" -a leading international banking corporation

"Dr. Hubbard did a fabulous job at both of our meetings! His speech was very relevant to the topics that we wanted him to cover, and he was a very engaging speaker." -Alternative Investment Group, L.L.C

Steve Forbes Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and an internationally respected authority in the world of economics, Steve Forbes delivers a succinct and thought-provoking analysis of the major issues driving the American economy.

"Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! His remarks on the interface of economics and politics were well received by the leaders of state government and the state’s business community who were present. We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker." -Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

"He was great. Wonderful personality, very, very interesting and knowledgeable. Even funny! Extremely well received." -SPX Corporation

Laura Tyson

Former Chairwoman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, a dean at two top-ranked business schools and a board member of four multinational companies, Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson articulates global economic issues and the real world challenges and opportunities facing businesses today.

"Your speech was a terrific kick-off for our program year, setting the standards and raising the bar for future programs and speakers ... Our executives reported exceptionally favorable remarks on your talk, and your interaction with us. Frankly, I know they now have a bigger picture, and a solidly grounded one, with which to approach their opportunities and challenges." -Siemens Corporation

"Absolutely great presentation; everyone loved it and she is so perfect to work with... I am sure we will have her again in a few years." -Callan Associates, Inc

John Lipsky

Former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and leading international finance expert John Lipsky speaks around the world on the on the challenges facing the global economy—and on the unprecedented efforts underway to confront them.

"John Lipsky recently spoke at our annual investment forum, where we host over 200 clients and prospects to discuss real issues affecting the global economy and financial markets. John is unique in that he can speak to current global economic issues as an investor, policy-maker and economist ... For any investment or professional services firm engaged in the global markets, his insights are well worth the investment." -Fort Washington Investment Advisors

"Excellent. The keynote panel that John Lipsky opened was probably the best we’ve had." -Global Water Intelligence

John Lipsky
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