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.
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
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Insitutes of Health
12.15.2014 Donald J. Trump Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
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
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Ballroom (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)
"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 Coverage of the Dec. 15 Event Featuring Donald Trump