Past Programs

2021
Esther George

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

David Lam

Director of the Institute for Social Research, Professor in the Department of Economics, and Research Professor in the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan.

Chris Wright

CEO and Chairman, Liberty Oilfield Services

Catherine Mann

Former Chief Economist & G20 Finance Deputy of the OECD, Catherine Mann

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum policy institute

Tour of Hunt Midwest SubTropolis

The World’s Largest Underground Business Complex.®

2020
Esther George

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Avi Goldfarb

Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

Amy Walter

National Editor, The Cook Political Report

Thomas Sack and Tim Cowden

Thomas Sack is President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. Tim Cowden is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City Area Development Council.

Kyle Vogt

Co-Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer, Cruise Automation

2019
Esther George

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Eswar Prasad

Tolani Senior Professor of Trade at Cornell University and New Century Chair in International Economics at the Brookings Institution

Sudeep Reddy

Managing Editor of Politico

Austin Frakt

Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the Boston VA Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Tour and Club reception

Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

Janet Yellen

Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution; former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Lawrence B. Lindsey

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lindsey Group

2018
Esther George

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Richard Florida

Professor, University of Toronto and New York University

Dave Dillon

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Kroger Company

David Autor

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tour and Club reception

Associate Editor, The Financial Times and Global Economic Analyst, CNN

Janet Yellen

President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

2017
2017 Member Roundtable Discussion

Local and national conditions

Kenneth Rogoff

Professor of economics at Harvard

Jay Bilas

ESPN commentator, basketball player and attorney

Daron Acemoglu

Professor of economics at M.I.T.

Maya MacGuineas

President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Robert Shiller

Professor of economics at Yale University

2016
2016 Member Roundtable Discussion

Local and national economic conditions

Andrew Palmer

Business Editor for the Economist

Alvin Roth

Stanford professor and Nobel Prize winner

Bob Woodward

Washington Post investigative reporter

Don Kohn

Former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Swiss National Bank

Robert Aliber

Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago

2015
2015 Member Roundtable Discussion

Local and national economic conditions

Paul Tucker

Former Bank of England Deputy Governor

David Brooks

Columnist for The New York Times

Joel Brenner

Former senior counsel and inspector general for the National Security Agency

John Taylor

Economist and professor at Stanford University

Gillian Tett

U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times

2014
2014 Member Roundtable Discussion

Local and national economic conditions

Charles Calomiris

Columbia professor

Meredith Whitney

CEO of Meredith Whitney Advisors, LLC

Roger Ferguson

CEO of TIAA and CREF and former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Avis Roy

Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Marvin Zonis

Professor at Chicago Booth School of Business

2013
Sallie Krawcheck

Wall Street financial executive

George Aryittey

Ghana economist

Dan Glickman

Former Secretary of Agriculture

Jurgen Stark

Former European Central Bank governor and German Secretary of Finance

Alice Rivlin

Economist and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman

2012
John Taylor

Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Yasheng Huang

Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gretchen Morgenson

Financial Editor of the New York Times

Umayya Toukan

Former head of Jordan Central Bank and Finance Minister

Esther George

President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

2011
Maya MacGuineas

President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, The New American Foundation

Robert Zoellick

President, World Bank

Philippa Malmgren

President, Canonbury Group, London

Alan Meltzer

Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas M. Hoenig

Retired President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and appointed Vice Chairman of the FDIC

2010
Sheila C. Bair

Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Martin H. Barnes

Managing Editor, The Bank Credit Analyst, BCA Research

Dan Arvizu

Director and Chief Executive, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Meredith Whitney

CEO of Meredith Whitney Advisors, LLC

2009
Zachary Karabell

Economist and commentator

Jean- Claude Trichet

President of the European Central Bank

Sinan Alshabibi

Governor and Chairman, Central Bank of Iraq

Paul Volcker

Chairman of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

2008
Paul Collier

Professor of Economics, Oxford University

James Leach

Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

Erkki Liikanen

Governor of the Bank of Finland

Philip Verleger

Professor, University of Calgary

2007
Martin Feldstein

President of the National Bureau of Economic Research

John Lipsky

First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

George Shultz

Former Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury

Alan Mulally

President of Ford Motor Company

2006
Ben Bernanke

Chairman, Federal Reserve

Jose Luis Romero Hicks

President of Romero Hicks and Galindo, Mexico City

2005
Alan Greenspan

Chairman, Federal Reserve