In these times of financial instability and uncertainty, HWA experts offer candid insights and best bets for navigating the economic road ahead 


Fmr. Treasury Secretary and Director of White House National Economic Council; Authority on Domestic Economics & International Finance

"People will look back and say in the late 20th century, Henry Kissinger was the guru people looked to on international affairs and in the early 21st century, Larry Summers was the guru people looked to for understanding and enlightenment with regard to the economy here and internationally." (David Gergen)


Fmr. Director of National Economic Council; Fmr. President & COO of Goldman Sachs; Vice Chairman of IBM

"We loved having Gary as part of this inaugural Forum, he's a fantastic speaker and I know our full audience benefited from his insights." (Major Economic Forum)


Internationally Recognized Expert on World Economy & Finance

Former Chief Economist and Economic Advisor to President Joe Biden; Chief Economist for Treasure; Author

Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Former Member of Obama Cabinet and National Economic Council; Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; Expert on Global Economy and Monetary Policy; Bestselling Author

Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Executive Secretary, National Economic Council, and Member of G30

CEO and Founder of Pipeline; Award-Winning Gender Economist; Programmer and Data Scientist

Governor of the Federal Reserve (2008-2013); Former Chairman of the Board, Wells Fargo & Company; Expert on Monetary Policy with Experience in Retail Banking and Business Lending; First Female Chairman of a Top U.S. Bank

Music Executive; Politics and Pop Culture Expert; Tech Founder; Fmr. member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee; Served in the United States Small Business Administration

Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors; Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; Dean Emeritus of Columbia Business School

Chairman of President's Council of Economic Advisers (2017-19); Senior Economic Advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain, & Mitt Romney


Economic Moderators

Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist nd Chief Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

Revered Political Commentator and Journalist; NYT Bestselling Author; Former White House Press Secretary

NPR White House Correspondent; Co-host of NPR Politics Podcast - Top political news podcast in America; President of White House Correspondents' Association

Acclaimed Broadcast Journalist; Author; Host of MSNBC's Alex Wagner Tonight


THAI RANDOLPH | CEO of HARTBEAT; Co-Founder of Sugaberry; Award-Winning Marketer; Business Leader; Expert on Economic Shifts

MARC LASRY | Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group; Pioneer and Leading Authority in Distressed Investing

JOHN MACK | Former CEO and Chairman of Morgan Stanley; Author of Up Close and All In: Life Lessons from a Wall Street Warrior

OLIVIER BLANCHARD | Former Chief Economist for IMF; Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

SEEMA HINGORANI | Founder and Chair of Girls Who Invest, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management

SEKOU KAALUND | U.S. Bank Executive Vice President and Head of Branch and Small Business Banking; Former Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Head of Consumer Banking, NE Division

JACK LEW | Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013); Citigroup Senior Executive; COO of NYU

PHILIPP HILDEBRAND | Former Chairman of Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank; Member of G30,;Vice Chairman of Blackrock, Inc.

PAUL TUCKER | Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013); Author of Global Discord; Chair of the Systemic Risk Council