Monday, Aug. 6, Keynote
Diane Swonk, chief economist Mesirow Financial
Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial has been named one of the top economic forecasters in the country by the Wall Street Journal. She acts as advisor to Federal Reserve Board and regional Reserve Banks, and is one of the most respected economists in the world and among the most quoted economists in the financial press.
Thursday, Aug. 9, Keynote
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin, acclaimed historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, prolific author and captivating speaker, has written books on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson and Abraham Lincoln. This year, she will be speaking on Teddy Roosevelt—legislator, president, bigger-than-life hero—and the leadership lessons we can learn from a time of economic and political turmoil that reverberate today.
Thursday, Aug. 9
John Engler, Douglas Oberhelman and Edward B. Rust Jr.
John Engler, former Michigan governor and current head of the Business Roundtable, and Douglas Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar Inc., and Edward B. Rust Jr., CEO of State Farm Mutual and chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will participate in a lively discussion on the different roles government and businesses can play in creating jobs.