Nov. 8-9, 2023 - Monona Terrace in Madison

Economist, ex-White House advisor Knetter to speak Nov. 8 at Early Stage Symposium

Michael Knetter, chief executive officer of the UW Foundation and a former economic advisor to Republican and Democratic presidents, will speak on current economic trends during lunch at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Madison.

Registration is open by clicking here. You can register for just this session for $50 by selecting the Triple E Luncheon under individual session registration.

Knetter is a former dean of the UW-Madison School of Business, served as a senior staff economist for the President’s Council on Economic Advisors during the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, and is internationally known for his work in economics.

A native of Rhinelander, Wis., Knetter earned his undergraduate degree at UW-Eau Claire and his doctorate from Stanford University.

“Our theme is helping early stage companies to make the right moves in today’s economy, and Mike Knetter will offer solid perspectives on national and world trends. He can deliver from 30,000 feet but simultaneously be down to earth,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. The Tech Council will produce the Nov. 8-9 conference.

In addition to leading the UW Foundation and the business school, Knetter’s private-sector experience over time includes service as a trustee of Neuberger Berman Funds; a director at American Family Insurance; a director of Wausau Paper and Great Wolf Resorts; and a trustee of the Northwestern Mutual Series Fund.