2012 Southwest  CEO Summit – Thursday, November 1, 2012


1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Reception

 The Phoenician


A Macro Economic Haboob – Driving Business Clarity with Unclear Global Trends

Edward C. Prescott, Nobel Laureate, Economics; Arizona State University Regents’ Professor; W. P. Carey Chair in Economics; Professor of Economics

Edward C. Prescott is the W. P. Carey Chaired Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency at Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Monetary Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In 2004, Prescott was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Finn Kydland for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics, in particular, the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles. In addition, Prescott was awarded the 2002 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1992) and a fellow of the Econometrica Society (1980), and selected to be a Guggenheim fellow (1974–75). In 2008, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Science. Prescott has published more than 200 research articles, which address topics in money and banking, finance, business cycle theory, general equilibrium theory, and policy theory. In a 2000 book “Barriers to Riches,” Prescott and co-author Stephen Parente argue that barriers to technology adoption are the dominant cause of the large differences in standards of living across countries. In 2007, Prescott co-edited “Great Depressions of the 20th Century” with Timothy Kehoe. Prescott received a B.A. in mathematics from Swarthmore College, an M.S. in operations research from Case-Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Minnesota.


The New Guard or the Old Guard – Making Politics Work for Your Business

Daniel B. Donohoe, Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations of Comerica Incorporated

Dan Donohoe has been Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations for Comerica Incorporated since September of 2008. His responsibilities include monitoring legislation and lobbying on behalf of Comerica at all levels of government. In addition, he coordinates the firm’s involvement with financial services trade associations and manages the company’s political action committee and internal legislative advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Comerica, he held a similar position with JPMorgan Chase and Bank One for 12 years. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Donohoe served for three years as North Texas Regional Director for United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and prior to that served as a staffer on the 1992 Bush-Quayle Campaign. He began his professional career in Washington, D.C., in 1990, as a speechwriter and assistant to the Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Donohoe graduated from the University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Government. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Plano, Texas, with their three daughters, Emma, Audrey and Molly.


Winning in a Changing World: What’s Different Today and Why It Matters

Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D., Founder of Cooper Strategic LLC

Robert Cooper is a strategic advisor to CEOs and their leadership teams. His pioneering work draws on global peak performance research with more than 1 million leaders, professionals and teams. For 20 years, Dr. Cooper has studied how exceptional leaders and teams achieve what everyone else thinks they can’t. He is also recognized for his work on the practical application of emotional intelligence. Dr. Cooper is founder of Cooper Strategic LLC, an advisory firm with methodologies for hitting higher-than-expected targets in less time. For over a decade, he has served as a Fellow at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center providing insights on the future of technology and performance. For five years, he was Chair of the Board for Q-Metrics, a San Francisco-based firm specializing in the metrics of star performance and applied intelligence in leadership and organizations. For five years, he was the highest-rated faculty member in the Lessons in Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by over 100 universities and business schools. Dr. Cooper was voted one of HR magazine’s Most Influential international thinkers in both 2010 and 2011 for those with the greatest influence on people strategy. This peer-based ranking—from industry nominations, experts, and an independent panel of judges who interview business leaders/CEOs—is a definitive list of the top influencers who challenge conventional thinking, are visionary and transformational, bring credibility both inside and outside the business, command the respect of peers and key stakeholders and add real value to the business. He has lectured at the Stanford Business School, Stanford Executive Program, testimony on global finance before legislators in Ireland and Finland. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and presently serves as the U.S. representative (Economic Policy Committee) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France for the U.S. Council for International Business. He is also a board member of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and serves on Fordham University’s President Council. He is the author, co-author, or contributor to 20 books. His most recent book, The Last Economic Superpower, was released by McGraw Hill in November 2010. He has published more than 125 articles on economics, trade and finance that have appeared in such venues as Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. He regularly appears on CNBC, as well as Bloomberg television, PBS and other media venues. He has earned his B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs from Niagara University and M.A. in International Political Economics and Development from Fordham University.


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