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2020 Economic Outlook - What CFO's Should Expect and Plan For
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When: January 15, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: 123 N. Wacker Dr
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Emily Smith
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CFOs face many unknowns yet still must make hard choices when planning the direction of their companies. They face a mature economy that may be in its last innings, an unresolved global trade war, uncertainty in interest rates, and new evolving policies from a new mayor and governor.  Join other CFOs to gain insight on today’s state of the economy and explore its national and local implications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the current state of today's national and regional economy,
  • Understand how to interpret recent employment and payroll information,
  • Learn creative approaches companies are taking in today’s tight labor market,
  • Gain a forward view of the capital market and state of the credit cycle,
  • Understand how to filter out the “news” and what's important to focus on, and
  • Learn how economic conditions may influence the upcoming presidential elections


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All CFO Leadership Council workshops are FREE for members. Non-member senior financial executives are welcome to attend this program for $60.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CFOLC EVENTS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES ONLY.  (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.)  Service providers, business development and sales executives are restricted from attending. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


Instructional method: Group-Live

Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 Credits in Economics - Technical

Experience Level: Basic

Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:


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William J. Gleason, Managing Director, Market Investment Executive, Bank of America

William J. Gleason is a Managing Director and the Market Investment Executive for the Upper Midwest at Bank of America Private Bank. Headquartered in Chicago, Bill oversees a territory that spans from Minneapolis to Detroit. He directs a team of Portfolio Managers located throughout the market, ensuring that their work maintains the highest standards of diligence, quality, and care. Dedicated to the long-term success of each client, Bill fosters an approach grounded in in-depth customization, robust communication, and technical precision.

Bill is responsible for hiring and retaining preeminent talent within the market. He also supports Portfolio Managers in their ongoing efforts to optimize each client’s investment program. A strong collaborator and communicator, he underscores the importance of staying apprised of client priorities and needs. He believes that the Private Bank’s team-based approach helps clients deploy their capital more efficiently by supporting informed decisions about their lives and legacies. He frequently serves as a speaker and panelist on the firm’s Economic and Investment Strategy Overview, relaying key themes to audiences that have included clients, investment professionals, industry associations, wealth management practitioners, and student groups.

Bill joined Merrill in 1985 and has spent his career focused on the needs of high-net-worth clients. In 2002, he joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust). He earned his M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. 

Dan Dufresne, Global Treasurer, Citadel

Daniel Dufresne is Global Treasurer at Citadel and Citadel Securities. He oversees the firm’s Treasury and Operations teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia, with responsibility for the liquidity framework, secured funding, capital allocation, cash and collateral exchange, counterparty exposure and clearing and settlement activity. Mr. Dufresne is also a member of both the Citadel Portfolio Committee and Citadel Securities Operating Committee.

Mr. Dufresne joined Citadel in 1999 from D.E. Shaw as Head of Repo Trading for Global Rates. In this role, he established the infrastructure to fund the Global Rates business and later traded as a PM. In 2003, he joined Treasury as Head of Liquid Products Financing and was named Global Treasurer in January 2008.

Mr. Dufresne has been a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC) since 2015, where he now serves as Vice Chair. He previously served 11 years on the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) and was a member of the Task Force on Tri-Party Repo Infrastructure which began in 2009. That same year, he was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Forty Under Forty”.

He received a Master of Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. 




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