International Concierge Team - Oct 24
Concierge Committee quarterly luncheon, open to existing Concierge Team members and Richardson Chamber or Tech Titans professional service provider member firms interested in joining. Come to hear experts in the international business arena for a thought-provoking lunch.
Brexit and its impact near and far: deal, no deal?
Sit down for a conversation with international business executives as we discuss the latest risks and developments of Brexit. What happens next? How will things play out as the UK government faces the formidable obsticles of a lost majority and the polarizing affect of Article 50. What impact will the new Prime Minister have on all of this? Once Brexit is finally decided, what then? How will the markets respond? What kind of, if any, volatility can we expect?
James Hollifield, PhD, director of the Tower center for public policy and international affairs, SMU
Greg Webb, partner, Haynes & Boone
Mark Wynne, vice president & associate director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Bill Sproull, CEO, Richardson Chamber of Commerce
James Hollifield, PhD, is Ora Nixon Arnold Chair in International Political Economy, Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Tower Center at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. He also is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC.
Hollifield has served as an Advisor to various governments in North and South America, Europe, East Asia and the Middle East and Africa, as well as the United Nations (UNHCR), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the OECD, the ILO, the IOM, the EU, the Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organizations. He currently chairs working groups at the IDB and serves on the International Advisory Board of the National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR for Migration and Mobility) of the Swiss National Science Foundation. He has been the recipient of grants from private corporations and foundations as well as government agencies, including the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Social Science Research Council, the Sloan Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Owens Foundation, the Raytheon Company, Boeing, and the National Science Foundation.
Gregory Webb Greg Webb concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property law. In particular, he advises clients on business issues involving intellectual property rights. A focus of Greg?s practice is representing clients in inter parties review challenges and other post-grant trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patents related to wireless communications (e.g., LTE, CDMA, WiMAX, etc.), medical devices, data compression and storage, and other technologies. Another focus of Greg?s practice is evaluating intellectual property assets and providing risk assessments for clients in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches.
Mark Wynne joined the Dallas Fed in 1989, and has had a variety of responsibilities, including advising the Bank?s president on national and international economic conditions prior to meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, briefing the Bank?s board of directors and leading the Bank?s international economics group. He has conducted research on the effects of fiscal policy, the drivers of business cycles, inflation measurement, the regional impact of global shocks, the natural rate of interest and the workings of monetary unions, among other topics. His research has appeared in many of the leading peer-reviewed academic journals and Federal Reserve publications. He co-edited the volume The Federal Reserve?s Role in the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective with Michael D. Bordo, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
Wynne has taught at University College Dublin, the University of Rochester, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, the European Economic Association, the Econometric Society, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations.
He earned first-class-honors BA and MA degrees from the National University of Ireland?University College, Dublin, and holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Rochester.
Bill Sproull is president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Tech Titans (formerly the Metroplex Technology Business Council-MTBC) and the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). His leadership with these organizations involves an intricate and delicate knowledge of economic development; technology trends; educational institutions; media savvy; local, state and federal government policy and legislation; along with the behind-the-scenes politics of managing internal and external stateholders for organizations that have a large influence within the North Texas region. Under Bill?s leadership, both the Richardson Chamber and the REDP have achieved the highest accreditations possible in their industry, while Tech Titans is the largest tech trade association in the Southwest. Previously he held the senior economic development position at the Greater Dallas Chamber, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation and at the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. Sproull is a graduate of Baylor University, where he received a BA degree with a double major in economics and political science.