Economic Club Unveils 2013-2014 Speakers

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Cleveland Browns majority owner James Haslam are among the speakers for the Economic Club of Indiana's 2013-2014 season. The series begins later this month.

August 30, 2013

News Release

This fall, The Economic Club of Indiana will mark its 40th anniversary as one of Indy's leading series of luncheon forums. The Club’s 2013-2014 Season features an accomplished lineup of speakers, including the President of Purdue University; a former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; the President of the American Red Cross; a renowned Harvard economist and the majority owner of the Cleveland Browns.

"Since its founding in 1974, The Economic Club of Indiana has become one of the nation’s premier series of forums for the discussion of important economic and public policy issues of the day," said Deborah Daniels, President of The Economic Club of Indiana and Partner at Krieg DeVault, LLP. "In an effort to build on our club’s rich history and enhance its appeal among today’s millennial professionals, we’ve established a special $40 membership category this season for new members under the age of 40."

The Club also plans to grow its social media presence by encouraging its luncheon attendees to share their ideas, observations and opinions in real-time through Twitter (#EconClubIN) and Facebook.

The Economic Club of Indiana’s 2013-2014 Season launches Friday, September 13, with a luncheon presentation by Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University and former two-term Governor of Indiana. Prior to his election as Indiana’s 49th Governor in 2004, Daniels explored a variety of successful careers in business and politics, including Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Lugar, Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of Management under President George W. Bush. Through his years of service as CEO of the Hudson Institute and President of Eli Lilly and Company’s North American Pharmaceutical Operations, Daniels acquired the business acumen that would prove essential to his work in state government. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton and a law degree from Georgetown University. In his current role as President of Purdue University, Daniels is focused on such topics as university affordability, academic excellence and the relevance of traditional institutions of higher education in the 21st Century.

The Club’s 2013-14 season features an illustrious lineup of speakers, which includes Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University and former Governor of Indiana (Sept. 13, 2013); Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America (Oct. 28, 2013); Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Ernst & Young (Nov. 12, 2013); James Guyette, President & CEO, Roll Royce-North America (Dec. 18, 2013); Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute (Jan. 16, 2014); Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and founder of the Paulson Institute (Feb. 4, 2014); James Haslam, CEO of the Pilot Corporation and majority owner of the Cleveland Browns (March 11, 2014); Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross (April 22, 2014); and Roland Fryer, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University (May 14, 2014).

The Economic Club of Indiana's monthly luncheon presentations begin at noon, and take place at the Indiana Convention Center (100 South Capital Ave., Indianapolis 46225). For ticket information, visit www.economicclubofindiana.org The Club’s 2013-2014 Season is being underwritten by ETC ProLiance Energy.

Through a partnership with WFYI Public Media — Indiana’s flagship NPR and PBS member station — The Club’s presentations are recorded by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio for broadcast on the first Monday of each month. The programs are also available as an audio podcast on the station’s website — www.wfyi.org.

The Economic Club of Indiana seeks to provide a forum for thoughtful public policy and economic issues through a series of luncheon events featuring some of the nation’s most preeminent speakers. For more information on The Economic Club of Indiana, visit the organization’s website: www.economiclubofindiana.org, “like” them on Facebook or follow along on Twitter (@EconomicClubIN).

Source: Economic Club of Indiana