As the debt ceiling, the deficit and reigniting the global economic engine dominate conversations around the world, Neal Wolin—who served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and long-time Presidential economic advisor—provides audiences wise insight and analysis of the most pressing U.S. and global economic issues facing us today.
As the Department of the Treasury’s second in command, Neal S. Wolin is one of few who can provide a firsthand perspective on the current U.S. and global economic challenges, the complexities of financial regulation and reform and what it all means for the future of financial markets. As the longest-serving Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in U.S. history, Wolin played a key role in formulating the U.S. government’s response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis—including its economic recovery and financial reform plan. President Obama said Wolin’s “deep knowledge and excellent judgment helped us prevent a second Great Depression, pass tough new Wall Street Reform, strengthen our financial system, foster growth here at home and promote economic development around the world.”
Prior to serving as Deputy Secretary, Wolin served in numerous senior roles in both the public and private sectors including President and Chief Operating Officer of the property and casualty insurance companies of The Hartford Financial Services Group, General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury under Secretary Robert Rubin and Secretary Lawrence Summers and Special Assistant to three directors of Central Intelligence. A remarkable leader who has taken on some of the most difficult economic and foreign policy challenges of our time, Wolin is the recipient of two Alexander Hamilton Awards—the highest honor awarded to any U.S. Treasury official and is currently a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.