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Chicago Fed chief to keynote annual Business Leaders Forum

Dr. Charles Evans will deliver ‘A Perspective on Monetary Policy’ Sept. 28

By - Sep 17th, 2015 02:07 pm

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Charles Evans, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will deliver the keynote speech at Marquette University College of Business Administration’s annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon Monday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Evans’ presentation, “A Perspective on Monetary Policy,” is open to the public. Registration is available online. The cost of the luncheon is $40 per person. Corporate tables of eight are available and start at $400.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks across the country that make up our nation’s central bank. In his capacity as president and CEO, Evans serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policymaking body.

As head of the Chicago Fed, Evans oversees the work of roughly 1,400 employees who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.

Previously, Evans served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the bank’s research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions. He has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

About the Business Leaders Forum

Established in 1999, the Business Leaders Forum is a speaker series sponsored by Marquette University’s College of Business Administration. The forum provides a setting for nationally recognized business leaders to engage in discussions and interact with students, faculty and local business leaders. The program enables Marquette to build practical knowledge into its rigorous business curriculum, exploring current trends, issues and practices in business.

Marquette University has attracted leaders at the top of their respective professions to speak at the Business Leaders Forum, including Herbert V. Kohler, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Kohler Co.; Richard M. Schulze, founder and chairman of Best Buy; James J. Mulva, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips; Angela Braly, chairwoman, CEO and president of WellPoint Inc.; Jeff Joerres, chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup; and Thomas Werner, chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club.

The Kathleen and Frank Thometz Foundation has made the Business Leaders Forum speaker series possible through a special endowment.

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