Daily News: November 11, 2014

CTTMA, ACG CT and CVG to Host 4th Economic Forum

U.S. Rep. James A. Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and of the House Committee on Financial Services, will keynote the fourth annual Economic Forum, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (CTTMA), the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG CT) and the Crossroads Venture Group (CVG), at Fairfield University on November 25.

Representing Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District and one of Connecticut’s five House members, Himes, first elected to Congress in 2009 and recently re-elected, sits on the Financial Services committee’s two subcommittees on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises and on Housing and Insurance.

Himes is a former Goldman Sachs vice president and former vice president of Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing.

Preceding Himes will be two panel discussions, the first on the economy and the second on doing business in Connecticut. The first panel, “Is the Sky Really Falling or Is the Ground Just Rising Up,” will be moderated by Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean and professor, Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University. Panelists include Dr. Philip Lane, associate professor of economics, Dolan School of Business; John Traynor, senior vice president and chief information officer, People’s United Bank; and Scott E. Gluck, counsel, Venable LLC.

The second panel, “From Cradle to Grave & Everything In Between: A Practical Guide to Running & Funding a Business in Connecticut,” will be moderated by James C. Schulwolf, a partner in Shipman & Goodwin. Panelists include Michael Fedele, the 107th lieutenant governor of the State of Connecticut and founder and chairman of The Pinnacle Group; and Christian E. Lund, a partner in Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners. A third panelist is to be announced.

The event is being held at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. It will begin at 3 pm and end with a cocktail reception and dinner with the congressman from 6:30 to 8 pm. For additional information and to register online, click here.