about the club

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., has, since its founding, played a vital role in shifting the perception of Washington, D.C., from a focus on the city as the center of our national government to a growing awareness of the region as a global business destination. For over 25 years, the Club has provided a forum for prominent business and government leaders who have influenced economic and public policy both here and abroad. Members represent over 600 businesses and organizations, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, that are at the forefront of the private sector economy. They meet regularly to hear globally recognized leaders from the worlds of government, diplomacy, policy-making, business, and education address current issues that are in the news. Featured speakers in recent years have included the President of the United States, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, heads of the Federal Reserve Board, every Secretary of the Treasury since 1986, other Cabinet members and government officials, and leaders of Fortune 100 corporations. The Economic Club consistently is ranked among the Top 10 speaking forums for CEOs. David M. Rubenstein, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, The Carlyle Group, is the current President.

Recent Speakers

W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman, The Boeing Company

Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric Company

The Honorable Muriel Bowser
Mayor, District of Columbia

Rex W. Tillerson
Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation 

The Honorable Shaun Donovan
Director, The Office of Management and Budget

Michael Dell
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Dell Inc.

Donald J. Trump
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Election Panel: What's Next?
Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO;
Charles E. Cook, Jr., Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report;
Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Christopher M. Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation

Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute

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events

09.09.2015
The Future of Higher Education
Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University; Dr. John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University; Dr. Steve Knapp, President, The George Washington University

Location: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Renaissance Ballroom (999 Ninth Street, NW)

Time: 7:00am Reception; 8:00am Breakfast & Program; 9:30am Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
11.05.2015
Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

Location: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Time: 7:30am Reception; 8:00am Breakfast & Program; 9:30am Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
07.29.2015
W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman, The Boeing Company

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom (1150 22nd Street, NW)

Time: 11:00am Reception; 12:00pm Luncheon & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
06.17.2015
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric Company

Location: Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC Hotel, Grand Ballroom (1330 Maryland Ave, SW)

Time: 11:00am Reception; 12:00pm Luncheon & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Upcoming Events

"Washington has long spoken to the nation and the world on economic subjects. We are now creating a platform upon which outstanding viewpoints on national and global issues can be presented to the Washington region's dynamic and growing economic sector."

~ R. Robert Linowes, attorney and first President of the Economic Club, September 1986


 news...

07.29.2015: news coverage of the july 29 event featuring w. james mcnerney, jr.

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07.27.2015: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes W. James McNerney, Jr.

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07.27.2015: Ex-Im is necessary in an imperfect world

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07.27.2015: news coverage of ex-im bank reauthorization

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03.17.2015: News Coverage of the March 12 Event Featuring Rex Tillerson

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03.17.2015: News Coverage of the March 11 Event Featuring Shaun Donovan

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03.10.2015: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Rex Tillerson

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03.10.2015: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes the Honorable Shaun Donovan

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03.05.2015: News Coverage of the March 4 Event Featuring Michael Dell

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