Daniel Loeb—Founder and CEO, Third Point LLC—will receive the Adam Smith Society's 2019 Principled Leadership Award and speak at the National Meeting. The Principled Leadership Award honors business leaders who understand the centrality of free markets to our economic system and civic life.
On Saturday, July 28, our 2018–19 student chapter leaders joined us in midtown Manhattan for our Leadership Retreat. During the day on Saturday, chapter leaders heard from Smith Soc staff and alumni on best practices for management, marketing, and more. In the evening, everyone gathered for a rooftop cocktail reception with Marilyn G.
Earlier this month, our three Texas-based professional chapters in Austin, Dallas, and Houston hosted their summer welcome receptions.
Bloomberg Businessweek released their 2017 rankings for best U.S. business schools. According to Bloomberg, "each school’s ranking is based on surveys of recruiters, alumni, and students, as well as recent graduates’ success at landing jobs and securing high starting wages." We are proud to say there are Adam Smith Society chapters at each of the top 10 MBA programs in America.
Smith Soc hosted its annual Leadership Retreat at a private club near New York City’s Central Park this Saturday July 29. With chapter leaders from nearly every student chapter as well as the leaders of a couple of prospective new chapters hoping to join us this year, energy end enthusiasm for the coming year of free market market-oriented on-campus programming was high.
On Wednesday July 19, Smith Soc's Houston Professional Chapter hosted its annual summer reception. The event featured Stephen Trauber, the Vice Chairman and Global Head of Energy Power Chemical at Citigroup. One of the nation's leading experts on the energy sector, Trauber has served as a financial advisor on over $300 billion of energy transactions, including many of the most significant M&A and financing transactions in the oilfield service, exploration, production, refining and marketing sectors.
On April 21-22, we gathered over three-hundred student and professional members, along with a program of prominent business and thought leaders to discuss free markets and institutions at our Fifth Annual National Meeting.