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Governor Jack Markell (Panelist) '85
Governor, State of Delaware
Governor Markell, 51, was born and raised in Newark, Delaware and graduated from Newark High School along with his wife, Carla. He went on to receive an undergraduate degree in economics and development studies from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Governor Markell is a Henry Crown Fellow and a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Carla Markell, and their two children, Molly (18) and Michael (16).
Governor Markell brings innovative public and private sector experience to the Office of Governor. He began his career in the private sector helping lead the wireless technology revolution as the 13th employee at Nextel (a name he coined), where he served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development. His other business experience includes a senior management position at Comcast Corporation, work as a consultant with McKinsey and Company and as a banker at First Chicago Corporation.
He was elected State Treasurer in 1998, winning three consecutive terms, including his last re-election in November of 2006 with an overwhelming 70 percent of the vote. As State Treasurer, Governor Markell worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Delawareans through innovative programs aimed at cutting spending and improving fiscal responsibility. He has been recognized in Delaware and across the country as a leader in promoting policies to help all people achieve their economic potential. Learn more about his efforts as State Treasurer here.
Governor Markell has also worked to advocate on behalf of Delawareans and bring national attention to his home state through a number of leadership roles:
Vice Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA)
Co-Chair of the Common Core Standards Initiative, a joint effort of NGA and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop Common Core Standards for education
Board Member, National Assessment Governing Board, nominated by US Education Secretary, Arne Duncan
Chairman of the National Board of Directors for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)
Former Chair of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA)
Former Chair of the Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee, NGA (July 2010 - Dec 2010)
Former Vice Chair of the NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee (Jan 2010 - July 2010)
Steven J. Davis (Panelist)
William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Steven J. Davis is an applied economist with research publications on employment and wage behavior, worker mobility, job loss, the effects of labor market institutions, business dynamics, industrial organization, economic fluctuations, national economic performance, public policy and other topics. In addition to a basic understanding of the big macroeconomic issues, Davis hopes his students learn "an informed skepticism about data and economic argumentation and an analytical approach that they can apply to business and economic problems in their careers."
Davis is Editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. He is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, an economic adviser to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a non-resident visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he held positions at the National University of Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Milken Institute for Job and Capital Formation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During a leave of absence, he was vice president in the Competition Practice at CRA International, an economics consulting firm. "This practical experience taught me that there is a market for analytical thinking skills, the hallmark of a Chicago Booth education," he said. In addition to publication in numerous academic journals, Davis has published in the Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and other popular media. He has made television appearances on CNBC, Fox News Channel, NBC News, and PBS, among others. He has also appeared on various radio shows.
As a young man interested in economic, political, and social issues, Davis concluded that economics offered a powerful set of tools for understanding economic and social behavior. He pursued graduate studies in economics with the intention of "learning how to think." Davis earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Portland State University in Oregon in 1980, and a master's degree in 1981 and a PhD in 1986, both in economics from Brown University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1985.
Gerald J. Stalun (Panelist) '86
Managing Director, EIG Global Energy Partners
Mr. Stalun joined EIG Global Energy Partners ($11 billion in energy investments in over 260 energy companies and 33 countries) in 2008 and currently leads EIG's Power Generation Group in Washington, DC. Prior to joining EIG, Mr. Stalun was the Head of Asset Based Investments – Americas for Arcapita Inc., a leading private equity firm active in the sector. Mr. Stalun has more than 20 years experience in the global power business, and some of his previous positions in the industry include Senior Vice President of GE Energy Financial Services responsible for equity and debt investments in the power and energy sectors, Managing Director of Duke Capital Partners LLC, focusing on equity and mezzanine capital in the power, energy and real estate areas, Managing Director and Co-Head of Power Project Finance for Bank of America Securities LLC, as well as energy-related investment and finance positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co and Prudential Capital Group. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Stalun previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.
Douglas A. Rediker (Panelist)
Until the end of January, 2012, Doug Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. He was formally nominated by President Barack Obama in December 2009 and was confirmed by the United States Senate in March 2010. The Executive Board is responsible for conducting the day to day business of the IMF, including taking or approving all decisions, policies, surveillance and financial disbursements made by the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF Board, he was the Co-Founder and Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation, which focused on the relationship between global finance, capital flows and foreign policy. In 2007, he returned to the US after living and working for over 16 years in Europe, where he served as a senior investment banker and private equity investor for some of the world's leading financial institutions, including Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and TD Capital. As Head of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Investment Banking, Doug was responsible establishing and managing operations in several countries and for originating and executing pioneering transactions in Russia, Central Asia, Turkey and Central/Eastern Europe. His experience includes working closely with governments, central banks and the private sector as a group head, relationship manager and team leader on privatizations, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity capital markets transactions. He has significant experience in global telecommunications and media, a sector he covered as a Senior Investment Banker and Private Equity investor for many years. From 2000 through 2003, he was a partner in TD Capital Communications Partners, where he was jointly responsible for establishing and managing the European operations of this Private Equity Group with over $2 Billion of assets under management. He served on the board of directors and audit committee of international companies with combined annual revenues approaching $4 Billion. He has testified before US Congressional Committees on subjects ranging from the foreign policy implications of the economic crisis to the threats and opportunities posed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and state capitalism. He has published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Globalist, European Affairs and The National Interest. Doug was also a regular contributor to TheWashingtonNote.com. Doug was named an "Emerging Markets Superstar" by Global Finance Magazine and has received both the "EEMEA Equity" and "M&A Deals of the Year" by The International Financing Review. He has appeared often in both television and print media, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Financial News, The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, The National Journal, The New York Times, Euromoney, Le Monde and The International Herald Tribune. He currently chairs the World Economic Forum Geopolitical Risk Global Agenda Council and has previously moderated and participated in panels at WEF events on capital markets and emerging market investments. He was an advisor to the Congressional Task Force on Sovereign Wealth Funds and a member of the Steering Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative Task Force on Political Risk Insurance for Emerging Markets. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and serves on the advisory board of the Lisbon Council in Brussels. Doug was a member of the National Finance Committee for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. He also served as an advisor to the campaign on foreign policy and economic issues. He holds degrees from Vassar College and the Fordham University School of Law and also attended the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden Arps in Washington, DC and New York.
Karen Gibbs (Moderator) '78
President, The Gibbs Perspective
Veteran Business Television Anchor and Correspondent, Karen Gibbs is President and Founder of The Gibbs Perspective, a company concerned with and dedicated to financial literacy and investor education (www.thegibbsperspective.com). A noted speaker and moderator, Gibbs is now a contributor to PBS' Nightly Business Report and the financial expert for Maryland Public Television's Get In Charge campaign (http://www.mptgetincharge.com/ask-karen-gibbs.php). Most recently Gibbs was a host for The MoneyShow.com Video Network (www.moneyshow.com). Gibbs was also a contributor to Retirement Living Television's The Prudent Advisor and Daily Cafe. Before that, Gibbs was co-anchor of the weekly PBS business program, Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE from 2002 to 2005. Prior to joining Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE, Gibbs spent five years as a senior business correspondent for FOX News Channel, contributing to and serving as substitute anchor on Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business where she was also a regular panelist. From 1992 to 1997, she was an anchor at CNBC, where she specialized in the credit and futures markets, and hosted such programs as Money Wheel and Minding Your Business. Prior to joining CNBC, Gibbs spent nearly ten years at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., where she was a Vice President and Senior Futures Strategist. She began her career at the Chicago Board of Trade as a board marker and left as a member of the Office of Investigations and Audits. She received an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Gibbs currently resides in Maryland.