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

James Dimon
Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Bob Dudley
Group Chief Executive, BP plc

Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics Corporation

Steve Case
Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC

The Honorable Ben S. Bernanke
Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter
Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Honorable Janet Yellen
Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Dr. Dieter Zetsche
Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

Michael L. Corbat
CEO, Citigroup Inc.

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group L.P.

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events

09.28.2016
The Honorable Paul D. Ryan
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Location: JW Marriott Washington DC Hotel, Grand Ballroom (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Time: 7:15am Reception; 8:10am Breakfast & Program; 9:30am Adjournment

Media: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
10.05.2016
William C. Ford Jr.
Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

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

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

Media: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
11.02.2016
Election Panel Featuring:
MIKE ALLEN, Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO; GLORIA BORGER, Chief Political Analyst, CNN; CHARLIE COOK, Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report; CHRIS WALLACE, Anchor, FOX News Sunday

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

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

Media: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza at media@economicclub.org or (202) 223-3959.
02.09.2017
Doug Oberhelman
Chairman & CEO, Caterpillar Inc.

Location: JW Marriott Washington DC Hotel, Grand Ballroom (1331 Pennsylvania Avw NW)

Time: 6:00pm Reception; 7:00pm Dinner & Program; 9:00pm Adjournment

Media: 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...

09.22.2016: News Coverage of the September 12 Event Featuring James Dimon

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08.19.2016: Advance news coverage of the October 5th event featuring William C. Ford Jr.

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06.27.2016: News Coverage of the June 23 Event Featuring Bob Dudley

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06.21.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Robert Dudley

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05.23.2016: News Coverage of the May 18 Event Featuring Phebe Novakovic

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05.12.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Phebe Novakovic

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04.12.2016: News Coverage of the April 12 Event Featuring Steve Case

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04.06.2016: MEDIA ALERT: The Economic Club of Washington Welcomes Steve Case

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04.04.2016: News coverage of the release of Steve Case's Book

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