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

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Honorable Janet Yellen
Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

Michael L. Corbat
CEO, Citigroup Inc.

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group L.P.

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

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.

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events

02.10.2016
The Hon. Ben S. Bernanke
Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

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

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.
04.12.2016
Steve Case
Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC

Location: TBD

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.
05.18.2016
Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics Corporation

Location: TBD

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.
09.12.2016
James Dimon
Chairman, President, and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location: TBD

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.
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...

02.04.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes The Honorable Ben S. Bernanke
02.02.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes The Honorable Ashton B. Carter
01.26.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
11.20.2015: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes The Honorable Janet L. Yellen

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11.08.2015: Advanced news coverage of the December 2nd event featuring the Hon. Janet Yellen

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10.30.2015: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Dr. Dieter Zetsche

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11.01.2015: News Coverage of the October 28 Event Featuring Michael Corbat

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10.26.2015: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Michael L. Corbat

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09.11.2015: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Stephen Schwarzman

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