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Marci Rossell  

Former CNBC Chief Economist

Marci Rossell is a world-renowned economist and financial expert who electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking candidly on the nexus of economics, politics, culture, and the media. She honed her animated style serving as the popular, lively Chief Economist for CNBC, where she became a household name and a must-watch source of financial news. The former co-host of the well-known “pre-market” morning news and talk show Squawk Box is revered for taking complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, and making them relevant to people's lives, families, and careers.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, she discusses America’s current and future role in the global economy, factors responsible for recessions, how Washington influences Wall Street and the markets, and the specific forecast for the U.S. economy over the course of the next 18-24 months. She is also well-versed in the stock market, investor behavior, consumer confidence, and what accountable capitalism looks like in 2019 and beyond. With a knack for making complex topics more digestible, Rossell’s authentic, high-energy talks deliver a stimulating and often optimistic economic outlook, providing an insider’s perspective on key factors of economic disruption. Her creative, thought-provoking commentary will ring in the audience members' ears well after she leaves the stage.

Prior to her career in broadcast journalism, Marci served as Corporate Economist and Investment Spokesperson for OppenheimerFunds, one of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies. Her success in the private sector led to her economic commentary being revered and ultimately her appointments on nationally syndicated talk shows. Before moving to Wall Street, she was an expert witness for Deloitte & Touche in court cases involving economic issues. Marci began her career as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Marci earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, where she was named one of the Young Alumni of the Year in 2002. She brings a world of experience — from Main Street to Wall Street — when discussing the U.S. economy, international events, and movements in capital markets.

Speech Topics


A Roadmap to Economic Recovery

All financial crises follow a pattern, and the current U.S. experience is no exception. As a Federal Reserve economist, Dr. Marci Rossell followed the Asia Crisis of '97. As chief economist for CNBC, she explained the financial market turmoil sparked by the September 11 terrorism. And now she continues with her groundbreaking explanation of just how we got into this mess and how we get out of it.

The Economy 2012 & Beyond: A Roadmap to Recovery

The Stock Market, the Investor & the Media

The New Corporate Citizen: Social Responsibility, Business Ethics & Accountable Capitalism

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