Economic Club of New York

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Economic Club of New York
Formation 1907
Headquarters New York, NY

The Economic Club of New York (est. 1907) is an American nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting the study and discussion of social, economic and political questions. Founded in 1907, it regularly hosts prestigious guest speakers at its member only dinners and luncheons, which are open to the press, and thereby serves as forum for discussion on a wide range of public issues of interest to business people. Its membership is composed of representatives from the top executive levels of business, industry and finance.


Founded in 1907 by J.W. Beatson, Secretary of the National Economic League in Boston, and four business leaders from New York City, the Club's founders sought to follow the example of the Economic Clubs of Boston, Providence, Worcester, Portland, Springfield, and New Haven with the aim of bringing business people and professionals together for serious discussions of economic, social and other public issues in a non-partisan forum.

For over a century, the Club has been a prominent forum in which notable figures from a variety of fields have opined on issues of national and international importance.

The Club has been host to over 1,000 eminent leaders at its speaker's dais. The Club’s audiences have heard from future, current, and past presidents of the United States, including: Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Among the many distinguished foreign leaders to address the Club have been Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Yitzak Rabin, Corazon Aquino, and Zhu Rongji.

Other Guests of Honor have included central bankers, justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, secretaries general of the United Nations, governors and heads of international business enterprises, as well as many key cabinet members, military leaders, ambassadors, and scientific innovators.

The Club also has a long tradition of selecting outstanding leaders to guide the organization itself. Its membership represents a cross-section of leaders from the nation's business, financial, and public policy world: lawyers, bankers, industrialists, political figures, the news media, diplomats - persons bringing to it a wide variety of experience, insight and attainment.



Chairman R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

Vice Chairman Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation

Secretary Landon Hillard, Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

General Counsel David R. Baker, Of Counsel, Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC


Kevin Burke, Chairman of the Board & CEO, ConEdison

Betsy Z. Cohen, Chairman & CEO, The Bancorp, Inc.

Roger W. Ferguson, JR., President & Chief Executive Officer, TIAA- CREF

Susie Gharib, Anchor & Senior Strategic Advisor, Nightly Business Report

Gerald L. Hassell, Chairman, The Bank of New York Mellon

Ann F. Kaplan, Chair, Circle Financial Group

Sallie Krawcheck, President, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America Corp.

David Malpass, President, Encima Global LLC

William R. Rhodes, Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup, Inc., Senior Vice Chairman, Citibank, N.A

Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

Michael Cavanagh, Executive Vice President & CFO, JPMorgan Chase

William Dudley, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Cono R. Fusco, Retired Managing Partner, Strategic Relationships, Grant Thornton, LLP

Jane Hartley, Chief Executive Officer, Observatory Group, LLC

Susan L. Hullin, Managing Partner, Hullin Metz & Co., LLC

Karen Katen, Senior Advisor, Essex Woodlands

Martin Lipton, Senior Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

James Quigley, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tishman Speyer