about the club

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., has, since its founding, played a vital role in shifting the perception of Washington, D.C., from a focus on the city as the center of our national government to a growing awareness of the region as a global business destination. For over 25 years, the Club has provided a forum for prominent business and government leaders who have influenced economic and public policy both here and abroad. Members represent over 600 businesses and organizations, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, that are at the forefront of the private sector economy. They meet regularly to hear globally recognized leaders from the worlds of government, diplomacy, policy-making, business, and education address current issues that are in the news. Featured speakers in recent years have included the President of the United States, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, heads of the Federal Reserve Board, every Secretary of the Treasury since 1986, other Cabinet members and government officials, and leaders of Fortune 100 corporations. The Economic Club consistently is ranked among the Top 10 speaking forums for CEOs. David M. Rubenstein, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, The Carlyle Group, is the current President.

Recent Speakers

Donald J. Trump
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Election Panel: What's Next?
Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO;
Charles E. Cook, Jr., Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report;
Judy Woodruff, Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Christopher M. Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation

Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute

The Honorable Jeffrey Zients
Director, National Economic Council; and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

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events

06.17.2015
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO, General Electric Company

Location: Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC Hotel, Grand Ballroom (1330 Maryland Ave, SW)

Time: 11:00am Reception; 12:00pm Luncheon & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
07.29.2015
W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, The Boeing Company

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom (1150 22nd Street, NW)

Time: 11:00am Reception; 12:00pm Luncheon & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
09.09.2015
Education Panel Featuring:
Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University; Dr. John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University; Dr. Steve Knapp, President, The George Washington University

Location: TBD

Time: 7:00am Reception; 8:00am Breakfast & Program; 9:30am Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
10.06.2015
Michael Corbat
CEO, Citigroup

Location: TBD

Time: 7:00am Reception; 8:00am Breakfast & Program; 9:30am Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
Upcoming Events

"Washington has long spoken to the nation and the world on economic subjects. We are now creating a platform upon which outstanding viewpoints on national and global issues can be presented to the Washington region's dynamic and growing economic sector."

~ R. Robert Linowes, attorney and first President of the Economic Club, September 1986


 news...

03.17.2015: News Coverage of the March 12 Event Featuring Rex Tillerson

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03.17.2015: News Coverage of the March 11 Event Featuring Shaun Donovan

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03.10.2015: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Rex Tillerson

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03.10.2015: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes the Honorable Shaun Donovan

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03.05.2015: News Coverage of the March 4 Event Featuring Michael Dell

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12.24.2014: Economic Club of Washington Announces Summer Internship Program for College Students

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12.17.2014: News Coverage of the Dec. 15 Event Featuring Donald Trump

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12.09.2014: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Donald J. Trump

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11.25.2014: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Ginni Rometty

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