Published 11/30/15

Richard Fisher at Wall Street Council 11-18-15

Wall Street Council features former FED CEO's economic insight

“Right now, we are in a unique position where North America is the epicenter of global economy,” Richard Fisher ’14H, the former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told the Bryant University Wall Street Council in November.

“We are very far ahead of everyone else in the world, including the Chinese, in our efficiency.”

Fisher shared his insights about the U.S. and global economy with more than 130 guests at the Council’s annual reception Nov. 18 in the New York Times Building in New York City.

“We are very far ahead of everyone else in the world, including the Chinese, in our efficiency.”

The Wall Street Council is an alliance of alumni, parents, and friends dedicated to enhancing Bryant University’s profile in the world’s iconic financial center. The Council helps Bryant students launch careers in finance and provides networking opportunities for established professionals. Launched a little more than a year ago, the Council has 18 members in the financial services arena, all Bryant alumni and parents. 

President Ronald K. Machtley said: “It really was thrilling to look out and see everyone come together for common goals: student success, and helping the next generation of alumni become successful. It’s an exciting time to be at Bryant and an exciting time to enter the world of finance.”

The audience of students, faculty, parents, alumni, and guests networked with Fisher and members of the Council.   

“We want to help our students, and I challenge members of our Council to go out of their way to speak to students and find out how they can mentor them and be part of their success,” said Stephen Tully ’98, one of the Council’s founding members. “We want a place for the students to connect directly with alumni.“

“Much of my success is attributable to connections made at these events,” said Nicholas Zacchilli ’16 (Londonderry, NH). “The Wall Street Council is one of the primary reasons I was able to obtain an internship in New York City this past summer. Not only do these events make it possible for me to network with Bryant alumni, but I had the privilege of listening to one of the great economic minds of my time.”

Learn more about joining this dynamic group, and find out how the Wall Street Council is advancing Bryant's reputation in the finance industry.