The Fall 2012 President’s Lecture presented by
Verne O. Sedlacek
President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonfund
“What’s Next: Global Policy and Economic Challenge Ahead”
Free and open to the public
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
Ives Concert Hall, White Hall
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
What impact do current politics and policies have on our economic future? How will the November U.S. presidential election influence economic policy?
As debt, the deficit and reigniting the global economic engine dominate conversations around the world, Mr. Sedlacek provides a perspective on our financial future and the choices policymakers face in addressing today’s economic challenges. His engaging analysis and clear insight into events and trends elucidate today’s rapidly-changing global economy and suggest what we can expect in the years ahead.
Mr. Sedlacek joined Commonfund, an institutional investment firm managing over $24 billion for more than 1,500 institutions, in 2002 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Prior to Commonfund he was President and Chief Operating Officer of John W. Henry & Company, Inc., President and Director of Westport Capital Management Corporation and Global Capital Management Limited. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Harvard Management Company, he was responsible for managing the areas of personnel, budgets, systems, performance, analysis, contract, credit, compliance, custody, operations, cash management, securities lending, and market risk evaluation for the then approximately $14 billion University Fund.
Mr. Sedlacek currently serves on the boards of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the NYSE Pension Managers Advisory Board and is a member of the Samsung Global Investment Advisory Council (SGIAC).
He earned an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and was certified as a CPA by the State of New York in 1978.