Dear Members and Friends of Money Marketeers of NYU,
I am honored to become president of the Money Marketeers of NYU economic club for its 2023-24 academic year. I have been a member since 2008 when I first attended as a guest of another member. It was a special experience. I remember being impressed by that old Wall Street look and feel of the venues for the cocktail hour and dinners. Intrigued by interacting and talking shop with its diverse members. The Q+A part after the speech, where members ask a question face-to-face with a Fed speaker, was and still is one of my favorites. I was eager to become more involved.
For this next academic year, our aim is to continue our mission of providing a forum for engaging, meaningful and substantive dialogue with U.S. policymakers, senior Federal Reserve officials, and other distinguished speakers whose words and actions are so important to global financial markets. We strive to elevate the club status to the next level by increasing our membership, adding in corporate sponsorships, and providing a donation link on our updated website. From there, the quality and quantity of the scholarships that we donate can grow, benefitting more and more NYU Grad students than in previous years.
The dinner format for our speaker events will not be changed but our venue selection will be expanded to accommodate our future speakers and giving our members a fresh experience. Additionally, a shortened cocktail-and-speaker-only type event – ‘Cocktails and Conversations’ – will be increasingly mixed in to facilitate our busy schedules. Finally, we’ll look to hold some timely online events to address pressing issues in markets and policy.
We are pleased to announce our initial line up of confirmed speakers for dinner events this fall. Kicking off on Sept. 21 will be Philip Lane, Senior Economist for the ECB, then quickly after on Sept. 28 Thomas Barkin of the Richmond Fed, followed by Lorie Logan of the Dallas Fed on Oct. 19. Expect more interesting speaker events to come.
We encourage you to encourage others to join MMNYU. And if you are not a member, or your membership has lapsed, please don’t hesitate to engage further by using our website: https://moneymarketeers.org/membership/apply/#join.
We have created a central email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for all questions and correspondence to the club and board.
I would like to thank in advance the hard work and time the MMNYU board puts in. I’m looking forward to working with you all this 2023-2024 season. And a special thank you to Dov Zigler, who steered the club so positively as president last season and grateful to be working with him as board chairman this year.
I appreciate your membership and your financial support for this dedicated organization. Thank you for the opportunity to help grow our club.
All the best,
President, Money Marketeers of NYU