Professor of Finance Susan Coleman (left) and Barney student Sarah Bennett are pictured at The Economic Club of New York event in October.
How many people get to hear former Federal Reserve Chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker speak in person? Barney School of Business student Sarah Bennett and Professor of Finance Susan Coleman heard them both on the same evening in October at The Economic Club of New York.
Bennett and Coleman were the guests of Barney alumnus Darren Richman (BSBA ’94). Richman is Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group. Blackstone’s Chairman and CEO, Peter G. Peterson, was honored with The Economic Club of New York Special Achievement Award at the Oct. 14 dinner event. Greenspan and Volcker spoke in tribute to Peterson’s achievements.
Attending the event was special for both Bennett and Coleman. The Economic Club of New York has been recognized for a century as one of the premier public forums in the United States. The Club is a membership organization with members drawn from the top executive levels of business, industry, and finance.
Bennett, a senior undergraduate student studying economics, finance, and actuarial science, was honored to be in the company of so many successful economists and business leaders. “I hope to become one of them myself,” said Bennett. “And with the wonderful help of the Barney School faculty, I have great foundations for getting there.”
Professor Coleman also found the experience memorable. “It was truly a wonderful evening and very impressive to see Greenspan, Volcker, Glenn Hubbard, Pete Peterson, and so many other luminaries in person,” Coleman reflected. “It was really something.
"Sarah and I had a great time together walking around New York City before the event," Coleman added. "The dinner and speakers provided a terrific learning and networking experience for both of us, and is a great example of how the Barney School prepares students for successful careers.”