The Worcester Economic Club cordially invites you to our annual Season Kickoff and Networking Event at the beautifully renovated Tatnuck Country Club.
Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers will be served
As a paid, current member, your sole cost of entry to this popular event is:
Bring at least one prospective member
Space is Limited! RSVP via e-Mail is a must!
We look forward to seeing you!
As ever-changing as the topic itself can be, we are currently working to finalize details on what is sure to be a topical and engaging event. We are currently working with long-time friend to the Club Nichols College and their Graduate Studies Department in “Cybersecurity for the Global Environment” to develop and finalize an enthralling event featuring a panel of experts in this constantly evolving world. Details will be announced soon!
Bobby Jindal began his career in public service when, in 1996, he was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. In 1999, at age 28, he was appointed as the youngest president in the history of the University of Louisiana System. In 2004, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the second Indian American in Congress, and was re-elected in 2006. Jindal ran for governor in 2007 and won, making him, at 36 years old, the second youngest governor of Louisiana after Huey P. Long. Jindal was re-elected in 2011 in a landslide, winning more than 65% of the vote. He was the first Indian American governor in the country. Jindal ran for President of the U.S. in 2016.
Jindal used his two terms as Governor of Louisiana to rebuild and diversify the state’s economy and financial footing in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. His agenda included top-to-bottom reformation and privatization of the state-run charity hospital and the state’s healthcare payer systems. Fiscally, Jindal reduced the state budget by 26%, reduced the state employee headcount by 30,000, and implemented the largest income tax reduction in state history. With a bipartisan consensus, Jindal implemented statewide school choice programs and moved the state from the bottom five in ethics laws to the top five, according to independent analysts.
Jindal’s dramatic rework of Louisiana’s policy structure paid measurable dividends in the form of eight credit upgrades, $60 billion in private capital investment and a ranking in the top ten in the nation for job creation and the highest ever per-capita income ranking in state history.
The son of Indian immigrants, Jindal was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated with honors in Biology and Public Policy from Brown University and also holds an M. Litt degree in Politics with an emphasis in Health Policy from the University of Oxford. Jindal currently resides in Louisiana with his wife, Supriya, and their three children.
Robotics and artificial intelligence touch more parts of our lives now than ever before. This event (the first of its kind for our Club) is sure to be one of the most popular events of the season. Stand by for specifics!
As a frequent commentator on the state of the markets, Todd Buchholz brings his experience as a former White House director of economic policy, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and a Harvard economics teacher to the cutting edge of economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy. Buchholz is a frequent guest on ABC News, PBS, and CBS, and he recently hosted his own special on CNBC.
Before joining Tiger, Buchholz was President of the G7 Group, Inc, an international consulting firm whose clientele included many of the top securities firms, investment banks and money managers in New York, London, and Tokyo, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. His commentaries were closely read by officials at the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank and Bank of England. Buchholz won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard.
Todd has been featured alongside such luminaries as Colin Powell, Michael Porter, and Jeff Bezos. He has been invited to guide corporate and political leaders around the world, from the UK and New Zealand parliaments, to the Mexican and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges, to tech and entertainment firms in Seoul.