Diverse Economists and Financial Speakers

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At Leading Authorities, we represent a diverse range of speakers who bring unique perspectives and insights on the economy. They provide a deep understanding of economic trends, global markets, and financial strategies that can help organizations make informed decisions and achieve success. From Chief Economists to former CEO’s and ambassadors, our speakers share their expertise and perspectives to provide audiences with actionable strategies and a deeper understanding of the economic forces shaping our world today.

When it comes to finding the right keynote speaker for your economy-focused event, it's important to consider their expertise, experience, and ability to connect with your audience. That’s why we’re highlighting a some of the most prominent diverse voices we represent to provide your organization with actionable strategies for financial success and profound insight into economic trends.

Key Attributes of Economic Speakers

Economy-focused keynote speakers who are highly effective possess a mix of profound expertise in their subject, effective communication skills to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner, and an engaging stage presence to educate and captivate their audience. With their diverse backgrounds, these speakers will provide valuable insights on current economic trends and broaden your understanding of the global economy.

These diverse voices we represent will captivate your audience and share their unique perspectives:

  • Dana M. Peterson - Chief Economist, The Conference Board
  • Elliott Harris - Global Economics Expert, Former United Nations Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development
  • Julia Pollak - Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter
  • Ron Kirk - U.S. Trade Representative and Former Mayor of Dallas
  • Trevor Williams - Former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank & Rotating Chair of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Shadow Monetary Policy Committee
  • Megan O'Sullivan-  Geopolitical Authority & Presidential Advisor, Harvard Professor & Administrator
  • Juan Carlos Pinzon - Influential Diplomat, Politician, and Economist; Ambassador of Colombia to the United States (2021-2022 & 2015-2017); Colombian Minister of National Defense (2011-2015)


An expert in high demand in high demand by leading financial institutions, media outlets, and policymakers, Dana Peterson has a sharp eye for emerging trends and a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of global economies. Peterson will lead an immersive deep dive with up-to-the-minute insights on the near- and far-term economy and how businesses can adapt to its volatility.


Former UN chief economist and one of the most influential figures in shaping and advising on global policy for more than two decades, Elliot Harris is a macroeconomic expert with 34 years of experience in leadership and advisory roles at the UN and International Monetary Fund. He will analyze today’s factors moving the economy and offer valuable insights on what they mean for organizations and their strategic business planning.


Julia Pollak is Economic mover and shaker who is at the leading edge of market trends and their impact on business and the new work economy. On stage, she will advise organizations and individuals on how to adapt to market evolution and shares strategies for success in today’s economy, and beyond.


Called “a tremendous advocate for the American worker” by President Obama, Ron Kirk is boisterous and entertaining as he analyzes the current political environment. A highly sought-after speaker for his expertise on politics and trade, Kirk has a unique vantage point on politics and adds humor to offers audiences a unique perspective on the top political issues of the day.


With over a decade of experience from his time as Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank, Trevor Williams is an expert at analyzing external factors and how they affect economies and economic trends. Now an author, academic and consultant, he explores what is going on in the economy and what it means to organizations and individuals.


Called "one of this century's most influential people" by Esquire Magazine. Megan O'Sullivan is a globally respected geopolitical expert. Currently Doctor O'Sullivan is a  Jean Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She relates the subject matter back to audience members and their organizations, illustrating how shifts in foreign policy, national security, and global markets impact business and society in both the short and long term.


Former Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S., Juan Carlos Pinzon brings an insider’s perspective on Latin America’s importance, as the global power competition evolves, and new powers begin to emerge. He possesses expert-level insights of the opportunities, risks, and facts of the matter as it pertains to the issues of the day in Latin America.

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