• Panel Discussion at the Bryant Park Grill

  • Stephen Schwarzman & Joe Kaeser

  • Post Discussion Networking

  • Aryeh Bourkoff & William Bratton

  • Alberto Ibargüen, Darren Walker & Lou Boccardi

  • Esther Dyson

  • Robert Hormats during audience Q&A

  • Floyd Abrams & Arthur Sulzberger

  • Anthony Marx during audience Q&A

  • David Van Zandt, Katherine Oliver & Michael Roth

  • Robert Thomson & James Wolfensohn

  • Post Event Networking

  • Martin Nisenholtz & Mike Perlis

  • Patrick Foye & Tamara Lundgren

  • Keynote Interview at The Pierre

  • Anthony Marx with Arthur & Gaby Sulzberger

"I am always amazed at the stellar quality of the people who attend Cathy’s events — both on stage and in the audience. I always kick myself when I arrive, because I missed a few minutes of pre-game networking and I end up staying later than I expect to soak up every last drop of conversation around me. One can always count on Cathy’s programs to be exquisitely crafted, intellectual netsuke."

Laurel Touby
Managing Director, Flatiron Investors

Representative Attendees

*All attendee titles were in effect at the time of the event
Mercedes Abramo
President & CEO,
Cartier North America
Floyd Abrams
Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
LaRue Allen
Executive Director, Martha Graham
Center of Contemporary Dance
Ehud Arnon
President & CEO,
IDB Bank of New York
Diego Arria
Director, Columbus Group
Donald A. Baer
Chairman & CEO, Worldwide, Burson-Marsteller
Joyce Barnathan
President, International Center
for Journalists
Mark Bartolini
Paul J. Bascobert
President, Bloomberg Businessweek
Jed Beitler
Chairman & CEO, Worldwide,
Sudler & Hennessey
Ken Biberaj
Chairman, Manhattan Chamber
of Commerce
Lily Binns
Co-Executive Director, Pilobolus
Erik Bisso
Chief Investment Officer, North America,
JPMorgan Chase
Kathy Bloomgarden
CEO, Ruder Finn
Lou Boccardi
President, Associated Press (retired)
Bonin Bough
VP, Global Media & Consumer Engagement,
Mondelez International
Aryeh Bourkoff
Founder & CEO, LionTree
William J. Bratton
Police Commissioner,
City of New York, NY
Neil S. Braun
Dean, Lubin School of Business,
Pace University
Steven Brill
Co-Founder, Journalism Online
Kenneth D. Brody
Principal & Co-Founder,
Taconic Capital Advisors
Katherine E. Brown
Executive Director,
New York City Ballet
Lawrence C. Burstein
Publisher, New York Magazine
John Cahill
CEO, McCann Health
Maria Cuomo Cole
Chairman, HELP USA
Fred Crawford
CEO, AlixPartners
James R. Craigie
Chairman & CEO, Church & Dwight
Patricia Cruz
Executive Director, Harlem Stage
Jacques d'Amboise
Founder & Artistic Director,
National Dance Institute
Lucy Schulte Danziger
Editor-in-Chief, Self Magazine
Graziano de Boni
CEO, Giorgio Armani
Harris Diamond
Chairman & CEO,
McCann WorldGroup
Derek T. Dingle
Chief Content Officer,
Black Enterprise
Esther Dyson
Founder, HICCup/Way to Wellville
Richard W. Edelman
President & CEO, Edelman
Cynthia Elliott
President & CEO, Symphony Space
Juan Jose Escalante
Executive Director,
José Limón Dance Foundation
Patrick Ford
Worldwide Vice Chairman & Chief Client Officer, Burson-Marsteller
Edward C. Forst
President & CEO,
Cushman & Wakefield
Patrick J. Foye
Executive Director, The Port Authority of
New York & New Jersey
Elizabeth Francis
CMO, Gilt Groupe
Deborah Gillis
President & CEO, Catalyst
Carl Goodman
Executive Director,
Museum of the Moving Image
Irwin Gotlieb
Chairman & CEO, GroupM
Jeffrey Gural
Chairman, Newmark Grubb
Knight Frank
Delphine Hagland
Reporters Without Borders
John E. Haire
CEO, PARADE Media Group
Lynda Hammes
Publisher, Foreign Affairs
Jeffrey P. Haydon
CEO, Caramoor Center for
Music & the Arts
Elinor H. Hirschhorn
EVP & Chief Digital Officer,
Simon & Schuster
Brandon Holley
Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Magazine
Karen Hopkins
President, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Robert D. Hormats
Vice Chair, Kissinger Associates
Judy L. Hu
CMO, BNY Mellon
Alberto Ibargüen
President & CEO, Knight Foundation
James E. Issler
President & CEO, H.H. Brown Shoe
Hans-Ole Jochumsen
President, Global Trading &
Market Services, NASDAQ
Marla Kaplowitz
Chief Executive, North America,
MEC Global
Brian P. Kelley
President & CEO,
Keurig Green Mountain
Jonathan L. Kempner
President, Tiger 21
Allie Kline
Ellen Kodadek
Executive & Artistic Director,
Flushing Council on
Culture & The Arts
Lydia Kontos
Executive Director,
Kaufman Music Center
Lee Koonce
Executive Director,
Ballet Hispanico
of New York
Kay Koplovitz
Chairman & CEO,
Koplovitz & Company
Larry Kramer
President & Publisher, USA Today
Itamar Kubovy
Executive Director, Pilobolus
Ken Kurson
Editor-in-Chief, New York Observer
Christopher R. Lawrence
Deputy Chairman, Global Investment Banking, Rothschild
Courtney Leimkuhler
CFO, Marsh
Cynthia Lopez
Commissioner, Mayor's Office of
Media & Entertainment,
City of New York, NY
John F. Lundgren
President & CEO,
Stanley Black & Decker
Tamara L. Lundgren
President & CEO,
Schnitzer Steel Industries
Anthony W. Marx
President & CEO,
The New York Public Library
Sir Deryck C. Maughan
Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
John McAvoy
Chairman, President & CEO,
Wenda Harris Millard
President & COO, MediaLink
Robert S. Miller, Jr.
Chairman, AIG
Sally Minard
President & CEO,
Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
Hidemoto Mizuhara
President & CEO,
Mitsubishi International
Flavio Murarotto
Managing Director, Activate
Colin Myler
Editor in Chief, NY Daily News
Robert L. Nardelli
Senior Advisor,
Cerberus Capital Management
Ralph Nicoletti
EVP & CFO, Tiffany
Martin Nisenholtz
Venture Partner, FirstMark Capital
Rob Norman
Global Chief Digital Officer, GroupM
Katherine Oliver
Commissioner, Mayor's Office of
Media & Entertainment,
City of New York, NY
Mike Perlis
President & CEO, Forbes Media
Christopher H. Peterson
SVP, CAO & CFO, Ralph Lauren
Georgiana Pickett
Executive Director,
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Nancy Ploeger
President, Manhattan Chamber
of Commerce
Andy Polansky
CEO, Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Peter O. Price
Chairman & CEO, Premiere Previews
Jessica Reif Cohen
Managing Director,
Media & Entertainment,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Quentin Roach
Chief Procurement Officer & SVP, Global Supplier Management Group, Merck
Lisa Robb
Executive Director,
New York State Council on the Arts
Andrew Robertson
President & CEO, BBDO Worldwide
Rebecca Robertson
President & Executive Producer,
Park Avenue Armory
James D. Robinson III
General Partner, RRE Ventures
Thomas Rogers
President & CEO, TiVo
Jeffrey A. Rosen
Deputy Chairman, Lazard Group
Mark Rosen
Chairman, Latin America
Investment Banking,
Bank of America
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, W.L. Ross & Co.
Michael I. Roth
Chairman & CEO,
The Interpublic Group of Cos.
Robert Rothman
Co-COO, Gap International
William C. Rudin
President, Rudin Management Company
Takayuki Sawano
President & CEO,
Daiwa Capital Markets America
Herb Scannell
President, BBC Worldwide America
Vivian Schiller
Head of News Partnerships, Twitter
Gil Schwartz
EVP & Chief Communications Officer, CBS
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone
Marc A. Scorca
President & CEO, OPERA America
Elizabeth Scott
Chief Media & Digital Officer,
Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts
Patrick Sears
Executive Director, Rubin Museum of Art
John Seifert
CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Josette Sheeran
President, Asia Society
Mikki Shepard
Executive Producer,
Apollo Theater Foundation
Stephen B. Shepard
Founding Dean, Emeritus &
University Professor, CUNY
Graduate School of Journalism
Ann Shoket
Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen
Rachel Sklar
Founder & CEO, TheLi.st
Paul E. Steiger
Executive Chairman, ProPublica
Jon Steinberg
President & COO, BuzzFeed
Jay Sugarman
Chairman & CEO, iStar Financial
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.
Chairman & Publisher
The New York Times
Craig B. Thompson
President & CEO,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center
Mark Thompson
President & CEO,
The New York Times
Robert Thomson
Chief Executive, News Corp.
James S. Tisch
President & CEO, Loews Corp.
Kristen Titus
Executive Director, Girls Who Code
John Tomlinson
Executive Director,
The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
Laurel Touby
Managing Director, Flatiron Investors
Fred Van Sickle
Chief Development Officer,
Institute for Advanced Study
David E. Van Zandt
President, The New School
Richard Veldran
SVP & CFO, Dun & Bradstreet
Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation
Bruce N. Whitman
President & CEO,
FlightSafety International
Robert G. Wilmers
Chairman & CEO, M&T Bank
Michael J. Wolf
Founder & Managing Director, Activate
James D. Wolfensohn
Chairman & CEO,
Wolfensohn Fund Management
Kathryn Wylde
President & CEO,
Partnership for New York City
Adrian Zackheim
President & Publisher, Portfolio/Penguin
Random House
Nina Zagat
Co-Founder & Co-Chair,
Zagat Survey

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