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The Economic Club of Sheboygan prides itself on bringing professionals from a variety of disciplines to the area in order the educate the business community on the growing trends and challenges faced in the political, business, and social arenas.

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1963-1964

Mr. William Korsvik
      Sr. V.P., First Chicago
      Author "The Loan Officers' Handbook"

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

 

1964-1965

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

Charles Percy
      U.S. Senator - Illinois 1967-85

Kenneth Haagenson
      Director of Public Relations, Allis-Chalmers

Dwight Hightower
      Partner, Baker Hightower International Law Firm

 

1965-1966

William Rothfelder
      Chief Economist, Inland Steel

Dr. Pierre Rinfret
      Chairman of the Board & Chief Economist, Lionel D. Edie & Co.

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, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

1966-1967

Dr. Arthur Burns
      Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1970-78
      Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, 1953-56
      Ambassador to West Germany, 1981-85

John Grogan
      Consulting Actuary, Arthur Stedry Hausen Actuaries

Walter Morton
      Sr. Economist, U. of Wisconsin

Howard Sochurek
      Correspondent & Photographer, LIFE magazine

 

1967-1968

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

John Gronouski
      U.S. Postmaster General, 1963-1965

Curtiss Tarr
      V.P. & General Counsel, Preferred Risk Mutual Ins. Co. of Iowa

 

1968-1969

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, Univ. of Wisconsin School Newspaper

 

1969-1970

Mr. Markov
      USSR Embassy

Robert Dederick
      Chief Economist, Northern Trust Co.

Paul Nadler Nadler
      Economist

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

 

1970-1971

Tilford Gaines
      Chief Economist

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

John Weaver
      President, University of Wisconsin
      Distinguished Professor of Geography, Univ. of Southern California

Peter Maas
      Author, Valachi Papers and a biography of Frank Serpico

1971-1972

Grant Butler
      Author

Otto Eckstein
     Chairman & Founder, Data Resources Inc.
     Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Arnold Weber
     University of Chicago Business School
     Cost of Living Council under President R. Nixon

1972-1973

Alan Greenspan
     Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 1987-2006
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 1974-77

Arthur Solomon
     Director, Arthur D. Little, Inc.

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

1973-1974

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

Prof. Paul McCracken
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, 1969-1971
     President, American Enterprise Institute
     Professor of Economics, U. of Michigan

John Connally
     Secretary of the Treasury, 1971-72
     Secretary of the Navy, 1961
     Governor, State of Texas, 1963-69

Ezra Solomon
     Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73

1974-1975

John Dunlop
     Secretary of Labor, Ford Administration
     Professor, Harvard University

James E. Raffel
     Sr. V.P. & Trust Investment Officer & Economist, Firstar Corp.
     Founder, The Economic Club of Sheboygan

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

Herbert Neil
     Chief Economist, Harris Trust

George Schultz
     Secretary of State
     Secretary of the Treasury

1975-1976

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

1976-1977

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"

1977-1978

Dr. Allan Meltzer
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
     Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University

Dr. Martin Feldstein
     Chairman, National Bureau of Economic Research
     Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

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

Ronald Haddock
     Director of Exxon Corporation

1978-1979

Patrick Lucey
     Governor, State of Wisconsin

Dr. Lawrence Klein
     Professor, University of Pennsylvania
     Nobel Prize Winner, 1980

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

Charles Bartlett
     Columnist, Chicago Sun Times
     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

1980-1981

Jerry Jordan
      President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Member
      Member, Council of Economic Advisers

Yale Brozen
      Professor, University of Chicago

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

Kevin Phillips
      Political Strategist

1981-1982

Marina Von Neumann Whitman
      Chief Economist, General Motors

Karl Brunner
      Professor, University of Rochester

Irving Levine
      Political Commentator

Robert Genetski
      Chief Economist, Harris Trust

1982-1983

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.

1983-1984

Dr. Henry Gailliot
      Chief Economist, Federated Research Corp. of Pittsburgh

Robert Davis
      President, Davis Financial Associates
      Sr. V.P., New York Mercantile Exchange

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

Gar Alperovitz
      Prof. Of Political Science, Howard University
      President, National Center of Economics

1984-1985

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

1985-1986

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

1986-1987

John Rutledge
      Claremont Economic Institute

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.

1987-1988

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

Donald Strazheim
      Chief Economist, Merrill Lynch

Alfred Kahn
      Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board

Irving Kristol
      Editor, Wall Street Journal

1988-1989

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.

1989-1990

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

1990-1991

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

1991-1992

Dr. David Resler
      Chief Economist, Nomura Securities Int<
      Chief Financial Economist, 1st Financial Bank of Chicago

Dr. Bill Apgare
      Assistant to the Secretary, HUD
      Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Norman Ornstein
      Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Leon Kendall
      Professor of Finance & Real Estate, Northwestern University

1992-1993

James Miller, III
      Director, Office of Management & Budget

James Smith
      Professor, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
      President, National Association of Business Economics

Bradlee Perry
      Chairman of the Board, David L. Babson

Larry Lindsey
      Governor, Federal Reserve Board

1993-1994

David Hale
      Chief Economist, Kemper Financial Co.

Gail Fosler
      Chief Economist, Conference Board

Larry Meyer
      Governor, Federal Reserve Board
      Professor, Washington University (St. Louis)

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

1994-1995

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's

1995-1996

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
      Director of La Follette Institute

1996-1997

Joel Prakken
      Chairman, Macroeconomic Advisers

James Harff
      President, Ruder-Finn Global Public Affair

Bradlee Perry
      Chairman of the Board, David L. Babson

John Silvia
      Managing Director, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Economics

1997-1998

David Kresge
      Chief Economist, Dun & Bradstreet

Wayne Angell
      Governor, Federal Reserve Board

David Resler
      Chief Economist, Nomura International

Gary Becker
      Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
      Nobel Prize Winner, 1992

1998-1999

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.

1999-2000

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, Banc One
      Past President, Nat’l Assoc. of Business Economists

Joel Prakken
      Chairman, Macroeconomic Advisers

2000-2001

Alice Rivlin
      Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
      Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board

Richard Thieme
      President, Thieme Works

Robert Dederick
      Chairman & CEO, RGD Economics
      Economic Consultant
      Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, Northern Trust Corporation

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

2001-2002

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
      Chief Economist, Merrill Lynch

Gregory R. Valliere
      Managing Director, Washington Research Group
      Schwab & Co.

2002-2003

Ed Fiedler
      Senior Fellow & Economic Counselor
      Conference Board, Past President, NABE

James Harff
      President & CEO, Global Communications

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

Robert Dederick
      Principal, RGD Economics
      Chief Economist, Northern Trust

2003-2004

Dr. Mitchel Held
      Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney

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

Dr. Mickey Levy
      Senior VicePresident & Chief Economist, Bank of America
      Board of Academic Advisors, New York Fed

Dr. Michael Moskow
      President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2004-2005

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

2005-2006

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

2006-2007

Brian Wesbury
      Chief Economist, First Trust
      Chief Economist, Joinst Economic Committee of U.S. Congress

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
      Chief Economist National Federation of Independent Businesses

2007-2008

Clare Zempel
      Chairman & Chief Economist, Zempel Strategic

Mathew Andresen
      Co-Head, Citadel Derivatives Group

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

2008-2009

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

Eric Beslky
      Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
      Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ken Mayland
      President, Clearview Economics, LLC

David Hale
      Founding Chairman, David Hale Global Economics
      Chief Economist, Zurich Financial Services

2009-2010

William Niskanen
      Chairman Emeritus, Cato Institute

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

Mark Zonis
      Professor, University of Chicago

Mark Perry
      Professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan
      Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

2010-2011

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 & Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

2011-2012

Stuart Mackintosh
      Executive Director, Group of Thirty

Clare Zempel
      Chairman & Chief Economist, Zempel Strategic

William Poole
      Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
      Senior Advisor to Merk Investents

Jim Paulsen
      Chief Investment Strategist, Wells Capital Management

2012-2013

Scott Grannis
      Retired Chief Economist at Western Asset Management

Richard Wobbekin
      Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, University of Colorado
      Senior Economist at the University of Colorado

Robert McTeer
      Distinguished Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis

Scott Sumner
      Professor of Economics at Bentley University

2013-2014

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.

2014-2015

Dr. Casey Mulligan
      Professor of Economics- University of Chicago

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

Dr. David Henderson
      Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
      Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
      Editor, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Dr. John Manley
      Chief Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management

2015-2016

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
      Chief Economist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
      Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
      Senior Economist, Energy Institute, University of Michigan

Lars Christensen
      Founder, Markets & Money Advisory

Dr. Paul Kasriel
      President of Econtrarian, LLC

2016-2017

Dr. Deirdre McCloskey
      Economist, American Institute of Architects & Director
      Director, Remodeling Futures Program, Harvard University

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

Larry Jeddeloh
      Founder of TIS Group in Minneapolis

Jason Clemens
      Executive Vice President of the Fraser Institute
      President of the Fraser Institute Foundation.

2017-2018

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

Governor Scott Walker
      45th Governor of the State of Wisconsin

Edward J. Pinto
      Resident Fellow and Co-Director of the Center on Housing Markets and Finance at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

2018-2019

John Silvia
      Founder, Dynamic Economic Strategy

John Gurda
      Wisconsin writer and historian

Noah Williams
      Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Mary Ellen Stanek
      Managing Director and Director of Asset Management for Robert W. Baird & Co.
      Chief Investment Officer of Baird Advisors