Bruce C. Fenton, Managing Director and CIO, Atlantic Financial, Inc.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the College of the Holy Cross

Bruce Fenton is an experienced economic advisor and an active member of the blockchain industry. He is the founder of Atlantic Financial, the former Executive Director and current board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, a cofounder of the Bitcoin Association, and the organizer of the first Dubai Bitcoin Conference. He is also the host and founder of the Satoshi Roundtable retreat, an exclusive, invitation-only retreat for leaders in the blockchain industry. Bruce’s speaking credits include numerous blockchain conferences, the MIT Enterprise Forum, Tony Robbins Wealth Mastery, DevCore, the Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF) Saudi Arabia, and other major events.

William D. Cohan, Former Wall Street M&A Investment Banker

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the College of the Holy Cross

william d. cohanWilliam D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan Chase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three nonfiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.. The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities, about the Duke lacrosse scandal, was published in April 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. His new book, Why Wall Street Matters, was published in February 2017.
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Michael P. Daly, CEO, Berkshire Bank and Company

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the College of the Holy Cross

Michael P. Daly has been the CEO of the Berkshire Bank Company and Bank since October 2002. Mr. Daly also serves as CEO and President of Greater Berkshire Foundation. Prior to this appointment, he served as an Executive Vice President of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. and Berkshire Bank from 2000 to October 2002 and Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending from 1997 to 2000. He also served as the President and Managing Director at American Resource Corp., Ltd. Mr. Daly served as the Chairman at Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. and of its subsidiary, Berkshire Bank from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. He has been a Director at Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Berkshire Bank since 2002.
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Leslie Berlin, Project Historian at Stanford University

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Beechwood Hotel

Leslie Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Leslie was a “prototype” columnist for The New York Times and has commented on Silicon Valley for the Wall Street Journal, NPR, PBS, The Atlantic, and Wired. She received her PhD in History from Stanford and her BA in American Studies from Yale. She is the author of Troublemakers (Simon & Schuster), the richly told narrative of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years, laying the foundation for today’s technology-driven world.

R. Nicholas Burns, Professor and Former Under Secretary of State

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the College of the Holy Cross

Nicholas Burns is currently Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Board of Directors of the university’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. At the Kennedy School, he is Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project. He is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Entegris, Inc. He was the previous United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. As the highest-ranking member of the Foreign Service—and a foreign relations expert who served under three presidents and the former ambassador to NATO—R. Nicholas Burns is an authority on US national security and foreign policy.

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