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Feb. 12: Economic forecast

UD, Lyons Companies set 2013 Economic Forecast at Clayton Hall


9:46 a.m., Jan. 25, 2013--Michael G. Oxley, former congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Economic Forecast to be held at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware’s Laird Campus in Newark.

The annual event, hosted by Lyons Companies and the University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, brings together distinguished voices that influence, determine and interpret U.S. economic policy. 

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Oxley, who is of counsel at BakerHostetler LLP in Washington, D.C., will present his views in a panel discussion along with Michael K. Farr, president of the portfolio management firm Farr, Miller and Washington, LLC and author of The Arrogance Cycle, and Jon Hilsenrath, chief economic correspondent with the Wall Street Journal. Reporter Steven Russolillo of the Wall Street Journal, also a 2007 UD graduate, will moderate the panel discussion.

John R. Cochran, vice chairman of UD’s Board of Trustees, will open the event by presenting the James B. O’Neill Award for Excellence in Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, recognizing 2013 recipient Ric Struthers, former president of Global Card Services of Bank of America and founding management team member of MBNA.

Business and community leaders, educators and students will be in attendance. The speakers will make their presentations and engage in a paneled discussion.  Following the discussion, speakers will take questions from the audience.

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited and reservations are required. For registration and information, see the website.

About the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics was founded in 1971 to address the absence of economics in the K through 12 curriculum with the goal of ensuring all students graduating from Delaware high schools would be well grounded in economics and personal finance with the knowledge and skills to be productive citizens. 

About Lyons Companies

The Lyons Companies is Delaware’s largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm offering commercial insurance, employee benefits consulting and personal insurance through offices in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. Lyons Companies has been honored for best practices in its industry, excellence in business and is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region and the nation.  Founded in 1984, Lyons is a partner of Assurex Global, a partnership of independent insurance and risk management brokers worldwide.  

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