The Honorable Sherrod Brown, Senator of Ohio, was the co-keynote speaker of the dinner and reception.
Speakers for the conference included Peter G. Peterson, Senior Chairman and Co-founder of The Blackstone Group
The Partnership for America's Economic Success held its fourth national conference in Washington, DC on July 9 and 10. The conference marked the release of new data on the economic returns of proven investments in young children and showcased business leadership in making children an economic priority.
Below is a list of confirmed speakers.
The Honorable Sherrod Brown, United States Senator (D-OH)
Peter G. Peterson, Senior Chairman and Co-founder, The Blackstone Group and Founder and Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Rebecca Rimel, President and CEO, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Arthur Rothkopf, Senior Vice President, United States Chamber of Commerce
Robert Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner, The Pritzker Group and President, Pritzker Family Foundation
Thomas McDevitt, President and Publisher, The Washington Times
Steven E. Leahy, President and CEO, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Author, "...And His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man"
Robert D. Powers, President, The Eufaula Agency, Inc. and Chairman, Education and Workforce Development Committee, Business Council of Alabama
Dana Connors, President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
Dave Curry, President, Kiwanis International
Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough and Former Director of Education Reform for Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
David Lawrence, Jr., President, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and Former Publisher, Miami Herald
Steven W. Lynn, Vice President, UniSource Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power Company
Lawrence McAndrews, President and CEO, National Association of Children's Hospitals
Rob Grunewald, Associate Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., MD, FAAP, Co-editor, The Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, American Academy of Pediatrics
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Director, Fiscal Policy, New America Foundation
Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP, Executive Director, Docs For Tots
Greg Duncan, Edwina S. Tarry Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Colleen Chapman, Vice President, Spitfire Strategies
Laura Lee Simon, Chair Emerita, Connecticut Commission on Children and Past Chair and Trustee Emerita, Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Geoffrey Nagle, Director, Institute for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine
Jesse Leinfelder, Director, Quality Counts, The Children's Trust
Liana Humphrey, Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Enterprise Development
Elaine Zimmerman, Executive Director, Connecticut Commission on Children
The conference also featured workshops to help local business leaders and advocates learn how to partner to advance the message that children's healthy development is essential to the nation's fiscal future. Workshop topics included:
Working with local affiliates of national business organizations
Effective communication strategies to use the economic message
Supporting governors to use the economic data to champion investments in children
Collaborating with the health care industry
Innovative financing methods to fund early childhood programs
"The Business Case for Investing in Early Childhood" (Audio)
Thomas P. McDevitt
Effective communications strategies to use the economic message (Audio not available)
Colleen Chapman (Presentation)
Governors as economic champions for children (Audio not available)
Elliot Regenstein (Presentation)
Next steps (Audio not available)
Robert Dugger (Presentation)
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Rebecca Rimel and Rob Dugger. "Investing in the Young." THe Washington Times. July 7 2008.