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.
Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman, Business Roundtable; and
Chairman and CEO, AT&T Inc.
Chairman, CEO and President
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Christopher J. Nassetta and Arne M. Sorenson President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide; and
President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Director, Office of Management and Budget
Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, The World Bank Group
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
Toyota Motor Corporation
James P. Gorman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Honorable Jacob J. Lew
Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
10.08.2014 Michael Milken Chairman, Milken Institute
The Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C. (1150 22nd Street, NW)
"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
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