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2016 Convention Speakers


Marc Chandler
Global Head of Currency Strategy

Session: Keynote Speaker
Thursday, April 7th (9:45-10:45 a.m.)

Marc Chandler joined Brown Brothers Harriman in October 2005 as the global head of currency strategy.  Previously he was the chief currency strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank.  Marc is a prolific writer and speaker.  In addition to being frequently called up to by the newspapers and news wires to provide insight into the developments of the day, Chandler’s essays have been published in the Financial Times, Barron’s, Euromoney, Corporate Finance, and Foreign Affairs.  His analysis blog, is widely read and picked up by both the traditional and social media..  Marc appears often on business television and is a regular guest on CNBC.  He frequently presents to business groups and investors.   His book, “Making Sense of the Dollar:  Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange was published by Bloomberg Press in August 2009 and it won a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers.

His current research projects include global imbalances, Islamic finance, and the relationship between savings, investment and growth.  Marc has been analyzing the foreign exchange market for more than 20 years.  He holds a Master’s degree in American history (1982) from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in International Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh (1984).   He has taught classes on International Political Economy at New York University since the early 1990s.   He is also a Visiting Executive Lecturer at Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Virginia since 2012. 



Dean Savoca M.Ed., BCC

Session: Increase Influence: Eight Essential Attributes of Successful Leaders
Friday, April 8th (9:00-10:00 a.m.)


Session: Leader as Coach: Moving Your Team to Winning Results
Friday, April 8th (2:00-4:00 p.m.)


Dean Savoca, M.Ed., BCC, is a performance management and results expert. Dean works at the company and association level as a keynote speaker and conference facilitator; at the team and department  level as a management and sales trainer; and at the individual executive level as a coach. Whatever the format – conferences, sales training, leadership  development or strategic planning – Dean guides people through processes that focus their attention  on core issues, and rallies them to action, often right there in the room. The result is a better bottom line – boosted by improved performance, higher productivity, and more cohesive teamwork. Dean holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Performance and Change and is a Board Certified Coach.



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