The Adam Smith Society is pleased to introduce Greg Menken as our new Executive Director. With two decades of experience in membership development, coalition-building, and public affairs, Greg is charged with building upon the proud legacy of the Adam Smith Society and guiding us into the next phase of growth. He strongly believes that the power of the organization lies in its members and looks forward to developing new opportunities to further enhance the understanding and stewardship of the free-enterprise economic system.
Aspiring for variety,
We look at autonomy
Within the economy.
I hope it brings notoriety!
—Limerick by UVA Darden member James (Asher) Begley
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.