Oct 16, 2017
Tony Prophet is chief equality officer of Salesforce, the world's #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform that is part of the tech industry boom in Indianapolis as the newest addition to the downtown skyline. A member of the company's executive team reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, Prophet leads the company's equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality to ensure that Salesforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. Prior to joining Salesforce, Prophet served as Microsoft's corporate vice president of Education Marketing, where he defined the Microsoft Education business model, channel and market strategy. (September 14, 2017)
May 16, 2017
Jennifer Vey, scholar and researcher, Brookings Institute, will discuss research on quality of life of older industrial cities, while Betsy McCaw, CICP and 16 Tech, describes how the innovation economy is taking root in Indianapolis. (April 5, 2017)
Apr 08, 2017
Known for his emphasis on applying economic theory to solution for “real-world” problems, Dr. Alvin Roth serves as the Craig and Susan McCaw professor of economics at Stanford University and the Gund professor of economics and business administration emeritus at Harvard University. Roth has made many significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design and experimental economics.
Mar 13, 2017
As President of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Sue Ellspermann is developing new metrics at the college level to determine student success based on student needs and expectations. Ivy Tech is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest statewide community college system, serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ellspermann previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, where she worked to align Indiana's education and workforce development system to meet the needs of employers. (February 27, 2017)
Feb 15, 2017
With more than 30 years of experience in education, William “Bill” Hansen is the President and CEO of USA Funds, a nonprofit serving 22 million people with more than $250 billion in aid for higher education since 1960. Find out how his organization adheres to its mission while retooling in response to changes in the student loan industry. (January 24, 2017)
Jan 17, 2017
In a round table conversation, former Indiana Governors Evan Bayh and Mitch Daniels, and former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randy Shepard, discuss Indiana's past with an eye to its future. (December 12, 2016)
Dec 20, 2016
When nominated as a governor of the Federal Reserve in 2012, Jerome "Jay" Powell had already had an extensive career in the financial industry. His breadth of experience spans the industry including serving as Assistant Secretary and Undersecretary of the Treasury under George H.W. Bush. Now, charged with overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks and helping to implement monetary policy of the United States, Powell, along with six other governors, has his finger on the pulse of the U.S. economy. (November 29, 2016)
Nov 18, 2016
As CEO of Citizens Energy Group, Jeffrey Harrison oversees utility services to 800,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Due to the city’s ailing utility infrastructure, the public trust has invested substantially to replace water mains, upgrade treatment plants, and much more to improve system reliability, reduce waste, and ensure adequate water supply for a growing population and economy. (October 25, 2016)
Oct 10, 2016
Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Corporation, may be best known locally for Team Penske’s 16 wins at the Indianapolis 500. But this avid competitor has built a winner off the oval too, with his transportation services company. On Friday, September 23, Penske sits down with Mark Miles, President and CEO, Hulman & Company, to talk about 50 years of Team Penske. (September 23, 2016)
Jun 09, 2016
Each serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Congress, former Representative Lee Hamilton and former Senator Richard Lugar are two of the foremost experts on the role of Congress and its impact on the daily lives of Hoosiers. As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial these two titans of civic discourse will share the stage at The Economic Club.
May 16, 2016
Commissioner of the Big East, and former U.S. representative to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Val Ackerman was a four-year starter in her own college basketball career. (April 6, 2016)
Apr 15, 2016
Called by The Wall Street Journal "the father of Health Savings Accounts" Dr. John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is the author of nine books.