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.
On Thursday April 13th, several of Smith Soc's Boston-area chapters and members - the Boston professional chapter, the MIT Sloan chapter, and the affiliated students at Harvard Business School - welcomed former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
On Friday March 31st, Smith Soc members from our chapter at the Brandeis International Business School made a Trek last week to New York City to explore Wall Street and Midtown firsthand, and meet directly with several Smith Soc alumni.
At a mid-day luncheon at the Penn Club, Brandeis members met with three Smith Soc alumni:
Our chapter at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business welcomed alumnus David Booth for a dinner on Thursday evening. Thanks to Mr. Booth for an enlightening discussion of entrepreneurship, business leadership, the benefits of the free market, and the dangers of crony capitalism. There was also an informal Q&A with chapter members.
The Smith Soc Chapter at Southern Methodist University in Dallas got the Fall 2016 semester got off to a enthusiastic start. They welcomed Marilyn G. Fedak to campus for a talk, "Leading for a Free Market." Ms. Fedak, the Founder of the Marilyn G.
The Adam Smith Society is pleased to announce our two newest student chapters, both of which officially launched this week. Smith Soc now features chapters on the campuses of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Vanderbilt University. The chapter at the UCCS College of Business will be led in 2016-17 by Patrick Lazenby (President), Adrian Hope (Vice President), and Brandon Heinz (Treasurer).
Smith Soc welcomed leaders from all 25 student chapters, as well as representatives from a number of prospective chapters to New York City on Saturday July 30 for the annual Leadership Retreat. Meeting at a Midtown private club, the chapter leaders experienced a day-long program of training and information sessions, led by Smith Soc’s staff and several of the organization’s most successful alumni. The day culminated in a rooftop reception and talk by Adam Smith Society co-founder and Advisory Board member, Marilyn Fedak.
The New York City Professional Chapter of SmithSoc held its Summer Reception on the evening of Wednesday July 27 at a Midtown rooftop bar and lounge. The chapter was joined by Leon Cooperman, the founder of Omega Advisors and acknowledged to be one of the most successful hedge fund managers today. Mr. Cooperman was interviewed by Tom Keene of Bloomberg Radio. Their conversation touched on a variety of topics, including Mr. Cooperman's history in the field of finance, his advice for young professionals, and his personal philosophy of philanthropy.