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1960-1969

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1963

Mr. William Korsvik
     Sr. V.P., First Chicago

William Proxmire

     U.S. Senator (Democrat), Wisconsin, 1975-1989

 

1964

Dr. Beryl Sprinkel
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers 1985-89, Reagan Administration

Charles Percy
     U.S. Senator - Illinois

Kenneth Haagenson
     Director of Public Relations, Allis-Chalmers

Dwight Hightower Partner
     Baker Hightower International Law Firm

 

1965

William Rothfelder
     Chief Economist, Inland Steel

Dr. Pierre Rinfret
     Chairman of the Board & Chief Economist

Robin Lowell Moore, Jr.
     American writer, author of The Green Berets, The French Connection. Also co-authored the lyrics for the Ballad of the Green Berets

Ernest Baughman
     VP & Director of Economic Research

 

1966

Dr. Arthur Burns
     Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 1970-78, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, 1953-56

John Grogan
     Consulting Actuary

Walter Morton
     Sr. Economist, U. of Wisconsin

Howard Sochurek
     Correspondent & Photographer, LIFE magazine

 

1967

Dr. Milton Friedman
     Professor, U. of Chicago, Nobel Prize Winner (1976)

John Gronouski
     U.S. Postmaster General

Curtiss Tarr
     V.P. & General Counsel

 

1968

A. R. Burnstan
     Associate Secretary, Dept. of Commerce

William Gasser
     Professor, School of Business, Rochester, NY

Haynes Johnson
     Pulitzer Prize winner for Journalism, Author

Steven Reiner
     Editor, U of Wisconsin School Newspaper

 

1969

Mr. Markov
     USSR Embassy

Robert Dederick
     Chief Economist, Northern Trust Co.

Paul Nadler Nadler
     Economist

James Hayes
     U.S. Congressman, Lousiana, 1987-1997

 

1970-1979

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1970

Tilford Gaines
     Chief Economist

Walter Heller
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-64

John Weaver
     President, University of Wisconsin

Peter Maas
     Author

1971

Grant Butler
     Author

Otto Eckstein
     Chairman & Founder, Data Resources Inc.

Arnold Weber
     University of Chicago Business School

1972

Alan Greenspan
     Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 1987-2006

Arthur Solomon
     Director, Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Barber Conable
     U.S. Congressman, N.Y., 1965-85

1973

Henry Reuss
     U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin, 1955-1983

Prof. Paul McCracken
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, 1969-1971

John Connally
     Secretary of the Treasury, 1971-72

Ezra Solomon
     Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73

1974

John Dunlop
     Secretary of Labor

James E. Raffel
     Sr. V.P. & Trust Investment Officer & Economist, Firstar Corp.

Ralph Salerno
     District Attorney, New York City, N.Y.

Herbert Neil
     Chief Economist, Harris Trust

George Schultz
     Secretary of State

1975

Walter Fackler
     Associate Dean, School of Business, U. of Chicago

Charles Walker
     Congressional Lobbyist

Mr. William Simon
     Secretary of Treasury

Arthur Okun
     Council of Economic Advisers

1976

Andrew Brimmer
     Member, Federal Reserve Board

George H. W Bush
     President, United States

William Mazacco
     Economic Adviser to the U.S. Information Agency (1972-1974)

Iben Browning
     Author of "Climate and the Affairs of Men"

1977

Dr. Allan Meltzer
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Dr. Martin Feldstein
     Chairman, National Bureau of Economic Research

Sen. Robert Packwood
     United State Senator, Oregon (1969-1995)

Ronald Haddock
     President & CEO of FINA Corp.

1978

Patrick Lucey
     Governor, State of Wisconsin

Dr. Lawrence Klein
     Nobel Prize Winner, 1980

Dr. Raymond Jallow
     Chief Economist, L.A. California

Charles Bartlett
     Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

1979

Lawrence Kudlow
     Chief Economist, Bear Sterns

Donald Rumsfeld
     Secretary of Defense

Malcom Forbes
     Publisher

Mark H. Willes
     President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (1977-80)

1980-1989

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1980

Jerry Jordan
     President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Member

Yale Brozen

     Professor, University of Chicago

Carol Baumann
     Deputy Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence, U.S. Department of State

Kevin Phillips

     Political Strategist

1981

Marina Von Neumann Whitman

     Chief Economist, General Motors

Irving Levine
     Political Commentator

Karl Brunner
     Professor, University of Rochester

Robert Genetski
     Chief Economist, Harris Trust

1982

Robert Eggert

     Blue Chip Economic Indicators

Sam Nakagama
     Chief Economist, Kidder Peabody

David Mulford
     Managing Director, Merrill Lynch

William Wilby
     V.P. & Economist, Northern Trust Co.

1983

Dr. Henry Gailliot

     Chief Economist, Federated Research Corp. of Pittsburgh

Robert Davis
     President, Davis Financial Associates

George Gilder
     Author, "Visible Man," "Wealth and Poverty"

Gar Alperovitz
     Prof. Of Political Science, Howard University

1984

Anatol Balbach
     Sr. Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Roy Moor
     V.P. & Chief Economist, First Chicago Corp.

Manuel Johnson
     Vice-Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Gerald Corrigan
     President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

1985

Don Nichols
     Professor, University of Wisconsin; Director of LaFollete Institute, Madison, Wisconsin

Juanita Kreps
     Secretary of Commerce

Clare Zempel
     Chief Economist, Robert W. Baird

Frederick Amling
     Prof. of Finance & Business, Graduate School, George Washington University

1986

John Rutledge
     Member, Federal Reserve Board

Paul Craig Roberts
     Professor, Georgetown University; Author; Columnist at "Business Week"

Dr. Walter Elliott
     Professor of Free Enterprise, School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

David Hale
     Chief Economist, Kemper Financial Co.

1987

Lawrence Chimerine
     Sr. Economic Counselor, DRI/McGraw-Hill

Donald Strazheim
     Chief Economist, Merrill Lynch

Alfred Kahn
     Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board

Irving Kristol
     Editor, Wall Street Journal

1988

Michael Evans
     President, Evans Economics

Arthur Laffer
     President, A. Laffer Associates

Beryl Sprinkel
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Lawrence Kudlow
     Chief Economist, Bear Sterns & Co.

1989

Robert Genetski
     President, Stotler Economics

Allen Sinai
     President & CEO, The Boston Co.

David Hale
     Chief Economist, Kemper Financial Corp.

David Wyss
     Chief Financial Economist, DRI/McGraw-Hill

1990-1999

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1990

Charles Maxwell
     Sr. Energy Strategist, C. J. Lawrence

Gail Fosler
     Chief Economist, Conference Board

Gary Shilling
     President, Gary Shilling Associates

Lawrence Korb
     Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution

1991

Dr. David Resler
     Chief Economist, Nomura Securities Int

Dr. Bill Apgare
     Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Norman Ornstein
     Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Leon Kendall
     Professor of Finance & Real Estate, Northwestern University

1992

James Miller, III
     Director, Office of Management & Budget

James Smith
     President, National Association for Business Economics

Bradlee Perry
     Chairman of the Board, David L. Babson

Larry Lindsey
     Governor, Federal Reserve Board

1993

David Hale
     Chief Economist, Kemper Financial Co.

Gail Fosler
     Chief Economist, Conference Board

Larry Meyer
     Governor, Federal Reserve Board

Ethan Siegal
     V.P. & Chief Washington Political Analyst, Prudential Securities

1994

Alan Reynolds
     Director, Hudson Institute

Richard Hokenson
     Chief Economist, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

Newt Gingrich
     Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1999

David Wyss
     Chief Economist, Standard & Poor

1995

Clare Zempel
     Chief Economist, R.W. Baird

Mark Melcher
     Sr. Political Analyst, Prudential Securities

Steven Leuthold
     Chairman & CEO, The Leuthold Group

Don Nichols
     Professor, University of Wisconsin

1996

Joel Prakken
     Chairman, Macroeconomic Advisers

James Harff
     President, Ruder-Finn Global Public Affairs

Bradlee Perry
     Chairman of the Board, David L. Babson

John Silvia
     Managing Director, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Economics

1997

David Kresge
     Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet

Wayne Angell
     Governor, Federal Reserve Board

David Resler
     Chief Economist, Nomura International

Gary Becker
     Nobel Prize Winner, 1992

1998

Dr. Richard Curtin
     Director, Surveys Research Center, University of Michigan

Richard Hokinson
     Chief Economist, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

Lawrence Kudlow
     Chief Economist, Bear Sterns & Co.

David Hale
     Chief Economist, Kemper Financial Co.

1999

Clare Zempel
     Chief Economist & Chief Financial Strategist, Rogbert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Dr. David Wyss
     Chief Economist & Research Director, DRI-McGraw Hill

Diane C. Swonk
     Chief Economist & Sr. Vice President, Bank One

Joel Prakken
     Chairman, Macroeconomic Advisers

2000-2009

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2000

Alice Rivlin
     Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Richard Thieme
     President, Thieme Works

Robert Dederick
     Chairman & CEO, RGD Economics

Donald Hilber
     Financial Market Strategist & Sr. Economist, Investment Economics

2001

Dana B. Johnson
     Sr. Managing Director, Bank One Capital Markets

Nariman Behravesh
     Chief International Economist & Research Director, Standard & Poor's

Donald H. Straszheim
     President, Straszheim Global Advisors

Gregory R. Valliere
     Managing Director, Washington Research Group

2002

Ed Fiedler
     Senior Fellow & Economic Counselor, Conference Board

James Harff
     President & CEO, Global Communications

Brian Wesbury
     First Vice President & Chief Economist, Griffen, Kubic, Stephens & Thompson

Robert Dederick
     Principal, RGD Economics

2003

Dr. Mitchel Held
     Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney

Dr. Richard Curtin
     Director of Consumer Research, University of Michigan

Dr. Mickey Levy
     Senior Vice President & Chief Economist

Dr. Michael Moskow
     President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2004

Clare Zempel
     Chairman & Chief Economist, Zempel Strategic

Jan Hatzius
     Vice President & Sr. Economis, Goldman Sachs

Diane Swonk
     Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial

David Hale
     Chairman, Hale Economic Advisors

2005

Andrew J. Engel
     Sr. Research & Portfolio Manager, Leuthold Group institutional Research

Dr. Robert Genetski
     Chairman & CEO, Genetski & Associates

Dr. Gary Stern
     President. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Dr. Marc Miles
     Director, Center for International Trade & Economics, Heritage Foundation

2006

Brian Wesbury
     Chief Economist, First Trust

Dr. James F. Smith
     Director, Center for Business Forecasting at Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Dr. James W. Paulsen
     Chief Investment Strategist, Wells Capital Management

Dr. William Dunkelberg
     Professor of Economics, Temple University

2007

Clare Zempel
     Chairman & Chief Economist, Zempel

Mathew Andresen
     Co-Head, Citadel Derivatives Group

Dr. Kermit Baker
     Economist, American Institute of Architects & Director of Remodeling Futures Program - Harvard University

2008

Harvey Rosenblum
     Executive Vice President and Director of Research Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Eric Beslky
     Executive Director - Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard U.

Ken Mayland

David Hale

2009

William Niskanen

Paul Ryan
     Speaker of the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman (WI) and Chairman of the House Budget Committee

Mark Zonis

Mark Perry
     Professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan

2010+

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2010

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America

Harvey Rosenblum
     Executive Vice President and Director of Research Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Phil Orlando
     Institutional Investor

William Strauss
     Senior Economist and Economic Advisor

2011

Suart Mackintosh
     Executive Director, Group of Thirty

Clare Zempel
     Principal, Zempel Strategic

William Poole
     Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Senior Advisor to Merk Investments

Jim Paulsen
     Chief Investment Strategist, Wells Capital Management

2012

Scott Grannis
     Retired Chief Economist at Western Asset Management

Richard Wobbekin
     Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean University of Colorado

Robert McTeer
     Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis

Scott Sumner
     Professor of Economics at Bentley University

2013

Dr. Peter Ammon
     German Ambassador to the United States

Dr. Kevin Swift
     Chief Economist- American Chemistry Council

Clare Zempel
     Principal, Zempel Strategic

Don Johnson
     Chief Economist, Caterpillar Inc.

2014

Casey Mulligan
     Professor of Economics- University of Chicago

George Kahn
     Vice President & Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

David Henderson
     Research Fellow - Hoover Institution, Stanford University

John Manley
     Chief Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management

2015

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
     Adjunct Professor of Business- University of Michigan

Lars Christensen
     Markets and Money Advisory Founder

2016

Dr. Paul Kasriel
     President of Econtrarian, LLC

Dr. Benjamin Powell
     Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University

2017

Larry Jeddeloh
     Founder of TIS Group in Minneapolis

Dr. Mark C. Schug
     Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and President of Mark C. Schug Consulting Services.

Dr. Scott Niederjohn
     Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics at Lakeland University