As President-elect Donald Trump begins to craft an economic plan outlining strategic objectives for the next administration, what can the business community anticipate for the role of the U.S. in the future of trade and globalization? What is the role of the corporate citizen in the face of Washington gridlock? How will the incoming presidential agenda impact domestic issues such as the national budget, health policy, infrastructure and corporate tax reform?
From Pennsylvania Avenue to Wall Street, this Atlantic post-election forum will gather business leaders, former government officials, and experts to discuss the impact of the 2016 presidential election on the business community and its position in the global marketplace.
Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the former Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times.
He has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and The McLaughlin Group, as well as on NPR, the BBC, CNN, and MSNBC.
Roslyn (Roz) is a Managing Director in PwC’s Government, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy office in Washington, DC where she develops integrated strategies to achieve public policy and political affairs objectives representing the firm and its interests before Congress, the Executive Branch, and federal regulatory agencies.She will lead PwC’s efforts engaging leaders in Washington, state and local governments, and NGOs as the firm executes its business strategy.
Roz works collaboratively with external stakeholders in government, the private sector and NGOs on a broad range of initiatives. She also advises PwC’s partners and clients on public policy issues, opportunities and challenges that impact not only the firm, but a broad range of industry sectors. In addition to general lobbying responsibilities within the U.S., she liaises with PwC counterparts outside of the U.S. on global regulatory matters and has responsibility within the U.S. for compliance matters in the lobbying and political contributions areas.
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.
Fred P. Hochberg
Fred P. Hochberg is chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and one of the highest-ranking business leaders in the Obama Administration. Under his leadership, in fiscal year 2010, Ex-Im Bank approved $24.5 billion in export financing, a 70 percent increase over the past two years, which supported $34.4 billion worth of exports and 227,000 American jobs at more than 3,300 US companies. Of these authorizations, more than $5 billion was for small businesses, a record for the bank. The bank also tripled its renewable energy export financing. From 2004 to 2008, Hochberg was dean of Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York. From 1998 through 2001, he served as deputy, then acting administrator of the Small Business Administration. Prior to his service at SBA, Hochberg was the long-time president and chief operating officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Karen Ignagni is the voice of health insurance plans, representing members that provide health care, long-term care, dental and disability benefits to more than 200 million Americans. AHIP was formed in late 2003 as a result of a merger between the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP) and Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA).
Bourree Lam is an associate editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the editor of Freakonomics.com.
Maya MacGuineas is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Maya testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly, including articles in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. Once dubbed “an anti-deficit warrior” by The Wall Street Journal, Maya comments often on broadcast news and is widely cited by the national press. In the spring of 2009 Maya did a stint on The Washington Post editorial board, covering economic and fiscal policy.
Ellen McGirt is Senior Editor at Fortune.
Peter Orszag is an American economist, currently serving as Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup. He also creates a bimonthly column for Bloomberg View, where he writes about topics such as bipartisanship, the American class divide, unemployment, and other economy-related issues. Orszag is currently an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He resides and works in New York City.
Scott N. Paul is President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. Scott and AAM have worked to make American manufacturing and “Made in America” top-of-mind concerns for voters and our national leaders through effective advocacy and data-driven research.
Scott has hosted more than 80 “Keep It Made in America” events, including a presidential candidates’ forum on manufacturing, and has testified before seven committees of the House and Senate. He frequently appears on television news shows, and regularly blogs at Huffington Post. Scott is also a co-author of the 2013 book ReMaking America.
Scott served as a staff member on Capitol Hill at various times from 1989 to 2001. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Skills Coalition and the Board of Visitors of the Political Science Department at the Pennsylvania State University.
Tim Ryan is US Chairman and Senior Partner. Previously he served as the Vice Chairman, having responsibility for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, marketing and sales and human capital.
Tim has over 25 years of diversified experience serving clients in the financial services industry in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to his current role, Tim led PwC's Assurance practice and before that, he led PwC's U.S. Financial Services practice and PwC's Consumer Finance Group.