in the Virtual Learning Center
Presenters: Minneapolis Fed Chief Neel Kashkari and Mark Henneman, CFA, CIC
The Programs Committee is thrilled to announce that Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President & CEO Neel Kashkari will be speaking to us on February 21st. This presentation will include short prepared thoughts by Mr. Kashkari and then open to questions from the audience about the fed’s policy and plans, economic forecast, and any political or economic issues you are interested in asking.
By the end of the session, attendees will:
- Gain and understanding of the health of the current economy and economic forecast for 2017
- Dig deep into the current economic issues and their effects
- Gain knowledge of the Fed's policy changes and plans
This presentation provides a case study informing how a regional economy can create an opportunity rich landscape for investors. With the state of Minnesota as our example, Mark Henneman will delve into how a regional business culture with self-reinforcing robust business climate evolves over time and what the drivers are for that development. He will also examine the importance of diversity across sectors, as well as the impacts of cross fertilization of ideas and talents.
By the end of the session, attendees will know:
- How a regional economy can create an opportunity rich landscape for investors
- How a regional business culture with self-reinforcing robust business climate evolves over time and what the drivers are for that development
- The importance of diversity across sectors
- The impacts of cross fertilization of ideas and talent
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Neel Kashkari took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Jan. 1, 2016. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the bank, including supervision and regulation, and payments services.
Kashkari began his career as an aerospace engineer at TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif., where he developed technology for NASA space science missions. Following graduate school, he joined Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, where he helped technology companies raise capital and pursue strategic transactions.
From 2006 to 2009, Kashkari served in several senior positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2008, he was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Treasury. In this role, he oversaw the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) during the financial crisis. Kashkari received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor for distinguished service.
Following his tenure in Washington, Kashkari returned to California in 2009 and joined PIMCO as managing director and member of the executive office. He left the firm in 2013 to explore returning to public service.
In January 2014, Kashkari was a gubernatorial candidate in the state of California, running on a platform focused on economic opportunity.
Kashkari earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Henneman, CFA, CIC
President and Chief Investment Officer, Mairs & Power
Mark Henneman joined Mairs and Power, Inc. in 2004 and was elected President and Chief Investment Officer in 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President since 2012 and Vice President since joining the firm. He was appointed Co-Manager of the Mairs& Power Growth Fund in 2006 and was named President of the Mairs& Power Trust in 2014. Mr. Henneman previously served as Vice President of the Growth Fund since 2009. Effective July 1, 2013, Mr. Henneman was named Lead Manager of the Mairs & Power Growth Fund.
Mr. Henneman began his investment career as an analyst with The St. Paul Companies (now Travelers Companies). He has worked as a portfolio manager with Advantus Capital Management and prior to joining Mairs and Power, Inc., he was Managing Director and Process Leader of Mid- and Large-Cap Value Investments at U.S. Bancorp Asset Management (now Nuveen Asset Management).
Mr. Henneman earned a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and went on to graduate with an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Mr. Henneman is a CFA charterholder as well as a Chartered Investment Counselor.