Past Events

2012

Date/Time Event
08/29/2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Umayya Toukan
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Dr. Umayya Toukan shared his views of the Arab Spring and the historic transformation of countries in the Middle East.  He discussed the economic impact, including the Jordanian and regional economy in the context of the global economy.  He also addressed the role of regulations given the post crisis debate on the role of central banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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06/19/2012
12:00 am
Thomas A. Petrie
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Thomas A. Petrie, Former Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discussed the dramatic developments in oil and gas that are reshaping global markets and impacting US foreign policy.

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04/12/2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Senator Michael F. Bennett
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Michael F. Bennet was elected United States Senator for Colorado in November of 2010.  A newcomer to politics with experience in business and public service, he is widely recognized as a pragmatic, innovative, and independent thinker driven by a deep-seated obligation to create more opportunity for the next generation.  His overview included his fight to create good-paying jobs for Coloradans and restore fiscal responsibility to Washington.  Michael has emerged as an effective leader with a proven record of bringing people together to deliver results for working families.

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02/23/2012
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SAC James F. Yacone
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Denver division, discussed the FBI’s role in the community, the nation and the world, dealing with kidnapping, murder, drugs, and white collar crimes.  He addressed the topic of domestic terrorism and informed us about the FBI’s role in both domestic and national security.

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2011

Date/Time Event
11/11/2011 - 11/11/2014
12:00 am
Greg Maffei
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Greg Maffei, President and CEO of Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive, offered his perspective on The New Digital Reality.  In his presentation he spoke about the digital explosion and its effect on traditional media and music, the future of television and how social commerce is changing the way we seek out information and make decisions.

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10/27/2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Healthcare Panel
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Panel Discussion: How Healthcare Reform Impacts the Delivery and Financing of Care with featured Panel Speakers: Kate Paul, CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado, Donna Lynne, President, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Ladenburger, CEO, Exempla Healthcare, James Dreisbach, MD.  The recent health reform legislation is having impact at many levels in our society and economy. A physician, hospital system CEO and an insurance carrier CEO discussed how healthcare reform is impacting their professions and organizations.

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09/08/2011
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Governor John Hickenlooper
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Governor Hickenlooper addressed Colorado’s deficit, revenue trends and challenges of the next decade in detail.

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07/12/2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas M. Hoenig
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Analysis and discussion of current economic issues and national monetary policy.  Mr. Hoenig is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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04/29/2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Giandomenico Picco
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Giandomenico Picco, former Executive Director for International Affairs and member of the board of the Montedison Group; and former Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the United Nations Organization.  Gianni is a very informed and articulate “expert” on the Middle East and the Arab world. He is regularly in a dialogue with both the leadership and the opposition of many countries in this region. He has negotiated with terrorist groups and has both official and unofficial channels of information that give him unmatched perspective on the economic and political developments in the Middle East and Central Asia.  Given the historic unrest and instability in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, Gianni was able to offer his perspective on the underlying forces shaping the outcomes in these regions of the world.

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02/09/2011
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ambassador Christopher Hill
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Ambassador Chris Hill was the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq until August 2010 and led the U.S. delegation to the six party talks with North Korea.  These both continue to dominate world affairs.  Rarely has the Economic Club of Colorado had the opportunity to hear a world leader who is so closely ties into geopolitics that make headlines every week.  He addressed both topics and answered our questions with unmatched perspective among current commentators.

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2010

Date/Time Event
11/03/2010
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr. Minxin Pei
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Professor Minxin Pei is an adjunct senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.  Dr. Pei addressed how China views itself relative to the rest of the world and what policy changes are likely to emerge from China over the next several years.

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09/16/2010
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Byron Wien
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners L.P. and former chief strategist for Morgan Stanley.  He has been a Wall Street star for over a decade and regularly recognized as one of the most influential people on Wall Street.  Byron discussed the uncertain state of the economic recovery, the issues in the European Union and the financial reform legislation developments in Washington D.C.

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08/18/2010
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canon City Prison Complex
Canon City Prison Complex, Canon City CO

The ECC visited the Canon City Prison complex on a full day field trip for an inside look at the Colorado Department of Corrections and Colorado Correctional Industries.

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07/12/2010
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Biennial of the Americas
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

The Biennial of the Americans event highlight is the participation of more than a dozen former Heads of State from Latin America and South America including Hipolito Mejia of Dominican Republic, Alejandro Toledo, the delegation leader, of Peru; and Fernando de la Rua of Argentine (Biennial of the America’s).  There will be a roundtable featuring the former Heads of State who will discuss the priorities of their countries to promote democracy, reduce poverty, increase public health, advance education and grow their economies.  Following the roundtable, the Economic Club members enjoyed a private luncheon and discussion with these leaders.

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05/03/2010
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter and Columnist of the New York Times, offers a unique perspective on saving the economy from another crisis.  He explains how the global economy got into this quagmire, but more importantly, he offers insight into where the economy is headed. In addition, he joined us directly from attending the 2010 Annual Shareholder Meeting of Berkshire Hathaway where he personally interviewed Warren Buffett.

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02/09/2010
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
General Renuart
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

General Victor E. Renaurt, Jr., Commander fo the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.  He discussed national security issues and the role of the CIA, the FBI, the military, NORAD, and USNORTHCOM.

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2009

Date/Time Event
12/08/2009
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joe Ellis
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Joe Ellis is COO of the Denver Broncos and a former executive with the NFL.  Joe discussed the Denver Broncos as well as the business of football and the challenges that face both the Broncos and NFL.

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10/20/2009
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
T.R. Reid
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

T.R. Reid, foreign correspondent for the Washington Post and former chief of their Tokyo bureau and London bureau, and author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care” addressed health care globally and in the U.S.

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08/28/2009
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Senator Mark Udall
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Senator Udall discussed the current major legislation before the U.S. Congress including health care and financial reforms, as well as how the stimulus package is impacting Colorado.

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06/16/2009
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
James H. Crocker
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Jim Crocker, Vice President and General Manager, Sending and Exploration Systems, and Denver Site Executive, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, gave an overview of their operations, followed by a tour of the planetary satellite operations area (where the Mars Phoenix Lander, the Marts Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Odyssey, along with other spacecraft are operated), the Orion spacecraft simulation area and the Atlas factory.

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04/08/2009
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas A. Petrie
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Mr. Petrie last addressed The Economic Club when oil prices were about $60-70 in late 2007.  They subsequently jumped to over $140 and then fell rapidly to below $40.  This has had a huge impact on several major oil producers including Russia, Venezuela and Iran whose budgets need $70-90 oil prices to be in balance.  With $40 oil, there is great potential for political instability.  Tom addressed these issues and offered his future outlook.

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02/24/2009
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Robert Louden
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Robert Louden, AIA, LEED AP Principal, Fentress Architects, presented on the economics of green tech and its role in the future design and development of commercial real estate.  Bob was the project manager for Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village and has 27 years of experience on high-profile, large-scale, complex buildings including Denver International Airport.

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2008

Date/Time Event
12/11/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
James B. Stewart
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

James B. Stewart is Editor-at-large at SmartMoney and a  columnist for the Wall Street Journal.  Mr. Stewart presented his assessment on the financial crisis, both on Wall Street and globally, and his views on the actions being taken to address the crisis.

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10/08/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Juan Williams
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

A well-known news analyst and one of the country’s leading reporters, Mr. Williams gave us his anaylsis and assessment of the candidates and issues leading up to the coming election.

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08/21/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michael E. Thornton
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Michael is a highly decorate former Navy SEAL.  His most prestigious award is the Congressional Medal of Honor, which he was awarded on October 15, 1973.  Michael told his story of his heroic actions during the last tour of duty in Vietnam that led to him receiving this award.

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07/01/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
James L. Gallogly
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Mr. Gallingly addressed energy security and climate change, the forces influencing energy prices, and ConocoPhillip’s views of energy policy.  He is Executive Vice President of Refining, Marketing and Transportation for ConocoPhillips.

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05/06/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas M. Hoenig
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Analysis and discussion of current economic issues and national monetary policy.  Mr. Hoenig is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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02/07/2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peter Chalk
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Analysis and discussion of transnational terrorism- sources, activities, threats and trends with U.S. Politics removed.  Dr. Chalk is a Senior Policy Analyst with RAND Corporation, an Associate Editor of Studies of Conflict and Terrorism and an adjunct Professor with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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2007

Date/Time Event
12/12/2007
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas A. Petrie
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Discussion of oil and energy prices, the focus shaping the current market and where this is headed in the future.  A Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $160 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions.

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10/30/2007
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
John Burns
Economic Club of Colorado, Denver Colorado

Unique perspective on the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the situation in Iraq.  Double Pulitzer prizewinner, longest-serving foreign correspondent in The New York Times’ history, Chief Foreign Correspondent and Baghdad Bureau Chief, The New York Times.

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