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

Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute

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

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Insitutes of Health

Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman, Business Roundtable; and
Chairman and CEO, AT&T Inc.

Wes Bush
Chairman, CEO and President
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Christopher J. Nassetta and Arne M. Sorenson
President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide; and
President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Director, Office of Management and Budget

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, The World Bank Group 

Ellen Kullman
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
DuPont

Takeshi Uchiyamada
Chairman of the Board
Toyota Motor Corporation

James P. Gorman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Morgan Stanley

The Honorable Jacob J. Lew
Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury

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events

10.30.2014
Christopher M. Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)

Time: 11:00am Networking & Registration; 12:00pm Lunch & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or 703-765-6881.
11.05.2014
Election Panel featuring:
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

Location: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Ballroom (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)

Time: 11:00am Networking & Registration; 12:00pm Lunch & Program; 1:30pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or 703-765-6881.
12.03.2014
Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown (999 Ninth Street, NW)

Time: 7:00am Networking & Registration; 7:45am Breakfast & Program; 9:00am Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or 703-765-6881.
12.15.2014
Donald J. Trump
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW)

Time: 5:30pm Networking & Registration; 6:15pm Dinner & Program; 8:00pm Adjournment

Details: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or 703-765-6881.
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...

10.02.2014: The Economic Club Welcomes Michael Milken

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10.02.2014: News Coverage of the Sept. 30 Meeting with the Hon. Jeffrey Zients

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09.29.2014: Growing Our Economy and Strengthening Our Financial System

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09.24.2014: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes the Honorable Jeffrey Zients

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08.01.2014: NIH Director Loses Sleep as Researchers Grovel for Cash

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07.25.2014: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

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06.17.2014: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Calls for Tax, Immigration Reform in Washington Speech

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06.11.2014: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Welcomes Randall L. Stephenson

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06.02.2014: AT&T, DirecTV Announce $49 Billion Merger

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