2015 Economic Forecast in San Antonio: MOMENTUM
"Sorry, this event is sold out. There will be a summary article and video posted on Texas Enterprise the early part of November. Please check back then. Join us for a lively discussion with corporate executives, Federal Reserve Bank economists and academic leaders, including Joe Robles, president and CEO USAA; Ken Trevett, president and CEO, Texas Biomedical Research Institute; Rad Weaver, CEO McCombs Partners and Jay Hartzell, senior associate dean of academic affairs, McCombs School of Business."
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30AM - 9:30AM
San Antonio Branch, Dallas Federal Reserve, 402 Dwyer Ave. San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Branch, Dallas Federal Reserve
At long last we¹re starting to see words used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There¹s momentum gaining and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation¹s economy would be stuck in slow motion.
Please join us to get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO Magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, Federal Reserve economists and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come. In Dallas—the focus is on retail and engineering/construction; in Houston—experts from health care, energy and logistics; in San Antonio—finance, biotechnology and private equity; and in Austin— technology, real estate and water. Panelists will answer your questions about the future of the economy both statewide as well as nationally. The event is moderated by Pat Niekamp, publisher of Texas CEO magazine.
San Antonio Panelists
Josue "Joe" Robles has been president and chief executive officer of USAA since 2007. He oversees a corporate organization including: USAA's Property and Casualty Insurance Group, Federal Savings Bank, Life Insurance Company, Investment Management Company, Alliance Services Company, and Financial Planning Services.
Robles was a USAA board member from 1990 to 1994 while on active duty, and joined USAA in 1994 as special assistant to the chairman after retiring from the U.S. Army as a major general. He was named CFO in 1994, and added corporate treasurer to his responsibilities a year later.
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Robles joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and for 28 years, he served in a variety of command and staff positions, including: Korea, Vietnam, Germany, and Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the Middle East. Most recently, he served as the director of the Army budget and as commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One).
Robles is a member of the board of directors of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch.
Robles holds a BBA degree in accounting from Kent State University and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana State University.
Kenneth P. Trevett became President and CEO of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in 2008.
Texas Biomed has is a research institute with a doctoral level staff of over 70 people and a total of 400 staff members. Texas Biomed works with major scientific programs in genetics and virology/immunology, heart and circulatory disease, mental disorders, emerging infections, fetal development, diabetes, and obesity.
Trevett has worked as a senior manager/administrator and legal counsel in biomedical research/education/clinical service institutions for 30 years. He has worked as Assistant Dean for Administration at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine; Assistant to the Director and House Counsel at The Jackson Laboratory; General Counsel of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at the Schepens Eye Research Institute; and, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.
Trevett became Chair of the BioMed SA Executive Committee in 2011, after serving on the committee for two years; is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Southwest Research Institute and the National Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Mr. Trevett is a graduate of Colgate University (with honors in English) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude).
Rad Weaver is CEO of McCombs Partners, the investment management division of McCombs Enterprises. Weaver oversees the implementation of the company’s investment strategies, including management of direct investments in private operating businesses.
In addition, Weaver serves as a Member of Executive Board at SmartyPig, LLC, and is a Partner in many companies, including: Plum Grove, Ltd., Patton Medical Devices, 21st Century Foods, the European Divergence Fund, Media Excel, Agilight, Wholesale Clicks, Inc., General LED, Aridien, Red McCombs Media and NBC.
Weaver is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council and the Advance Team for MD Anderson Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and a Director of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas/San Antonio Branch.
Mr. Weaver holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jay Hartzell is a Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Trammell Crow Regents Professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the executive director of the McCombs School’s Real Estate Finance and Investment Center (REFIC).
Hartzell's research focuses on real estate finance, corporate finance and corporate governance. His articles have been published in the leading academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Real Estate Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.
Hartzell also serves on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics, and has been an Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
In addition to his academic experience, Hartzell has worked as a Benefits Consultant with Hewitt Associates. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics (cum laude) from Trinity University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Anil Kumar joined the Dallas Fed in 2004 and his research focuses primarily on estimation of behavioral effects of taxation, public and private pensions on labor supply and household saving.
His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economics Letters, and Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.
Before joining the Bank, Kumar worked in civil service in India as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He obtained a PhD in economics and MS in applied statistics from Syracuse University. He also has a BA in economics from University of Delhi and a management degree from University of Bombay, India.
- Learn what global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the San Antonio local economy
- USAA's Joe Robles has seen high growth and recovery in the financial sector during his tenure - as he readies for retirement, he'll share his views on the financial sectors longterm prospects
- Ken Trevett has seen the biotech space expand with more startups, companies moving their operations to SA, and M&A activity. Ken will share trends and the future promise of the biosciences for San Antonio from his perspective at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
- Rad Weaver specializes in private equity deals for McCombs Partners in the real estate, energy and retail sectors and will share what deal making looks like today.