Top Business and Policy Leaders Gather at Inaugural Milken

Top Business and Policy Leaders Gather at Inaugural Milken Institute
Summit - California on November 15 in Los Angeles 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  Hundreds of
California's leading business executives and policymakers will gather
for the Milken Institute's first-ever Summit - California. This
invitation-only, full day of debate and problem-solving will take
place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. 
CEOs, investors, labor leaders, government officials, elected leaders
and other experts will come together for presentations and discussion
of the state's most pressing challenges and opportunities --
specifically, how to fix the state's finances, prepare Californians
for tomorrow's economy, expand agricultural innovation, foster
renewable energy, improve infrastructure to support trade, and
bolster California's aerospace innovation pipeline. 
Beginning in 1999, the Institute has convened California's most
influential leaders to solve the state's most crucial challenges at
the State of the State conference. The California Summit will be more
focused and include a smaller number of attendees to help generate
solutions and forge partnerships that can lay the groundwork for
policy and business changes that will lead to economic growth and
allow investment in the state's long-term priorities. 
Speakers include: 


 
--  Leslie Appleton-Young, Vice President and Chief Economist, California
    Association of Realtors
--  Lew Braxton, Deputy Director, NASA Ames Research Center
--  James Canales, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation
--  Vernon Crowder, Senior Vice President and Agricultural Economist,
    Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research Advisory Group
--  Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, University of California, San
    Francisco
--  Lewis Feldman, Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP
--  Rajit Gadh, Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
--  Russell Goldsmith, Chairman and CEO, City National Bank
--  Steven (Mac) Heller, Executive Chairman, CODA Automotive
--  Jeff Jordan, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
--  Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
--  Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
--  Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, California
--  Joseph Osha, Managing 
Director and Senior Analyst, Alternative Energy
    Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
--  Linda Padon, General Manager, Corporate Public Policy, Chevron Corp.
--  Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
--  Peter V. Ueberroth, Chairman, Contrarian Group

  
Visit the Institute's site for the full list of speakers and agenda
details. 
The Summit is hosted by the Institute's California Center, which
produces independent research and maximizes the impact of its
findings by convening influential stakeholders from the worlds of
business, finance, policy and philanthropy. 
Note to media: Credentialed members of the press wishing to cover the
2012 Milken Institute Summit - California must request an invitation:
jmonford@milkeninstitute.org  
About the Milken Institute
 A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the
Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve
urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve
lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy
solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance
health. 
www.milkeninstitute.org
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Contact
Conrad Kiechel
Director of Communications
(310) 570-4668
E-mail: ckiechel@milkeninstitute.org 
 
 
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