2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Speakers



Brian Beaulieu 
CEO and Chief Economist, ITR Economics

Brian Beaulieu has served as CEO and chief economist of ITR Economics™ since 1987, where he researches the use of business cycle analysis and economic forecasting as tools for improving profitability. Brian has shared his highly valued research results via presentations, workshops, and seminars in numerous countries to hundreds of thousands of business owners and executives for the last 38 years.


Chris Stirewalt
Politics Editor, Fox News Channel

Chris Stirewalt is the politics editor for the Fox News Channel (FNC) and one of the liveliest commentators covering politics today. Working in FNC’s Washington bureau since 2010, Stirewalt helps coordinate political coverage across Fox platforms, contributing articles, video segments, an extremely-popular newsletter, a weekly podcast with co-host Dana Perino, and regular appearances on Fox’s most popular programs to the network’s lineup. Stirewalt’s daily newsletter, Fox News Halftime Report, boasts nearly 200,000 subscribers, and his podcast I’ll Tell You What was so successful that it was spun off into a television show of the same name leading up to the 2016 election, an industry first.




Alex Epstein
NYT Best-Selling Author and President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress
Alex Epstein is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and an expert on energy and industrial policy. Called the “most original thinker of the year” by political commentator, John McLaughlin, he champions the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas and has changed the way thousands of people think about energy. He has risen to prominence as the nation’s leading free-market energy debater, publicly facing off against 350.org, Greenpeace, and the Sierra Club. He believes that fossil fuels are about maximizing human progress and improving people’s lives, and he challenges many popularly held ideas about energy, industry, and the environment, including the big picture benefits (and costs) of fossil fuels and nuclear power.


Jeanne Meister
Managing Partner of Future WorkplaceProgress
Jeanne Meister is the Managing Partner of Future Workplace, an HR Advisory and Research firm. She is the best-selling author of three books including, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today, and Corporate Universities: Lessons In Building A World-Class Work Force. These books were awarded the Silver Axiom Best Business Book Award for HR professionals and the Bellwether award by the Community College Futures Assembly. Jeanne is also a Contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review Jeanne’s recent Forbes column: The Impact of The Coronavirus on HR And The New Normal of Work went viral and now has more than 120,000 page views.


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