It’s Still The Economy: What’s Next?
Well-known and respected in business and economic circles, former Secretary of Commerce Bill Daley is an authority on job creation, economic growth, global competitiveness and international trade. Among his achievements as Chief of Staff, Mr. Daley was instrumental in developing the American Jobs Act, brokered an agreement to reduce the deficit by over $2 trillion, and played a central role in passing historic trade agreements. Mr. Daley’s breadth of experience is invaluable to organizations seeking real world advice on navigating an evolving economy.
Bill Daley charms university honor students with insightful guest lecture
In an intimate discussion with a University of Illinois Chicago honors seminar, BILL DALEY gave first-hand insights into life in Chicago in the 1960’s, his father’s twenty-one years as mayor, and the nation’s ongoing political climate. “Students had a real discussion with him,” lecturer David Greenstein said afterward. “It was an exciting opportunity for students to interact with an important public figure in a small group.” Daley’s family history combined with his impressive work as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and as White House Chief of Staff, gives him an invaluable perspective and ability to highlight trends and patterns between the past and present. Daley’s profound knowledge and candid conversation with the students allowed Chicago’s history to truly come to life.
Bill Daley has spent his career at the intersection of government and business. As Chief of Staff in the Obama administration, Bill Daley was instrumental in developing the American Jobs Act, he brokered an agreement to reduce the deficit by over $2 trillion, and he played a central role in passing historic trade agreements. Well-known and respected in business and economic circles for his experience as a Secretary of Commerce and JP Morgan Chase banking executive, Bill Daley is an authority on job creation, economic growth, global competitiveness and international trade.
Mr. Daley currently serves as a Managing Partner and the Head of United States Operations at Argentière Capital AG, a hedge fund based in Switzerland.
As President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Daley was involved in all aspects and issues faced by the President and his administration. President Obama also tapped him to be a co-chair of his reelection campaign.
Prior to serving as Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, Mr. Daley served as Vice Chair, Chairman of the Midwest Region, and head of the Office of Corporate Responsibility for JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Daley served as President of SBC Communications (now known as AT&T) from 2001-2004.
Mr. Daley was the campaign chairman for Al Gore’s presidential run in 2000, and prior to that, he served as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1997-2000, overseeing a department of more than 40,000 people. Mr. Daley also served as Special Counsel to President Clinton in 1993, focusing on international trade issues.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Daley was a partner at the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt; was President and Chief Operating Officer of Amalgamated Bank of Chicago; and was a lawyer at the firm of Daley and George. He has also served on the boards of a number of corporate, academic, medical, charitable and civic organizations.
Bill Daley was born in Chicago, Illinois where he also completed his education including a B.A. from Loyola University and a law degree from John Marshall Law School.