HWA's speakers illuminate the trends shaping the economy and financial markets today, from inflation, to crypto, the global outlook, NFT's, labor, supply chain issues, and more.

  • Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Former Director, White House National Economic Council
  • Authority on Domestic Economics and International Finance

"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

  • Vice Chairman of IBM
  • Co-Chairman of Cohn-Robbins
  • Former Director of the National Economic Council
  • Chairman of the Board of Pallas Advisors

"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

  • 77th Secretary of the Treasury (2017-2021)
  • Founder and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management
  • Former Partner and CIO at Goldman Sachs

Mnuchin brings fresh insight and an insider's knowledge of the people and policies affecting the direction of the U.S. and global economy. Read more > >

  • Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz
  • Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017)
  • CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)

"In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. It is rare that a speaker not only presents well but presents quality content. I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business"

-Information Management Network

  • CEO, PayPal
  • Expert on the Future of Money

Dan Schulman is at the forefront of our changing economy, and he is facing it head-on as the leader of a company that is constantly innovating to improve how hundreds of millions of people and businesses manage and move their money. Under his leadership, PayPal has become one of the most successful tech companies in the world. As an expert on the future of money & the powerful potential of a more inclusive global economy, he shares his unique insight on emerging global trends in financial services, business and technology. 

  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO of sweetgreen

Neman and his Sweetgreen co-founders streamline customer interaction, order fulfillment and their supply chain management, so much so that they now think of themselves as a technology company, validated by Silicon Valley investors. They have built digital solutions all along their value chain so that they can enhance and capture every input from farm to consumer, for example, they utilize blockchain technology to track their food sources and safety. Read more > >

  • Founder and CEO, ConsenSys, blockchain venture studio
  • Co-Founder, Ethereum, blockchain computing platform
  • CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain
  • Former VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs

Joseph Lubin is a Co-Founder of Ethereum—the most superior advanced blockchain platform by size, functionality and application—and founder of ConsenSys, one of the largest and fastest-growing blockchain companies in the world. Read more > >

  • U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017)
  • U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013); Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)
  • Board of Directors, Ingram Micro
  • Advisor to Binance Holdings Crypto Exchange

Baucus is a knowledgeable source about global trade, business with China and cryptocurrency. Read more > >

  • Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Head of Northeast Division, Consumer Banking at Chase

Kaalund helps organizations define “The Future We Want” by addressing how we can all advance progress on Sustainable Development Goals and tackle local issues with global implications including economic success and the empowerment of underserved communities. Read more > >

  • Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013)
  • Former Member of Obama Cabinet and National Economic Council
  • Author of Fintech, Small Business & The American Dream

"Working with Karen Mills was an absolute pleasure. Her speaking engagement was so well received and in turn we had many bankers request [a video of] her presentation. Karen definitely added to the success of our event."


  • YouTube personality, filmmaker and digital creator
  • Co-Founder, Beme, video-sharing app
  • Founder 368, creative hub and studio

Neistat is an investor in a $5 million funding round for an app that rewards online shoppers with bitcoin. Read more > >

  • Serial Entrepreneur & Bestselling Business Author
  • Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Inspired Capital

Alexa von Tobel provides actionable advice on entrepreneurship, business innovation, and how to raise capital. Read more > >

  • Governor of the Federal Reserve (2008-2013)
  • Expert on Monetary Policy With Experience in Retail Banking and Business Lending
  • First Female Chairman of a Top U.S. Bank

"Attendees really enjoyed Betsy’s insight and the conversational format — lots of really great questions and she was cool and candid, and was a delight."

-Eagen, Inc.

  • Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2006-2011)
  • Executive Secretary of the National Economic Council (2002-2006)
  • Member, Group of Thirty (G30)

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

- Strategas Research Partners

  • Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (2017-2021)
  • Former Secretary of Labor (2013-2017) and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the DOJ (2009-2013) in the Obama Administration

As the former Secretary of Labor, Perez discusses labor shortage issues. Read more > >

  • CEO, The Messina Group
  • Board Member, Blockchain.com
  • Campaign Manager for President Obama & Vice President Biden's successful 2012 re-election campaign & Senior Strategic Adviser for David Cameron’s EU referendum campaign

"Jim Messina was fantastic! Everyone loved him and what he had to say...I would recommend him to anyone."

-National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

  • Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (2001-2003)
  • Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
  • Leading Economic Commentator & Policy Advisor

"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.

  • First Female Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995)
  • Director, National Economic Council (1995-1996)
  • First Female Dean of London Business School (2002-2006); Dean of Haas Business School (1998-2001)
  • Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama

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

-Callan Associates, Inc.