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Dallas Fed Pres./CEO Featured at Non-Profit Economic Summit

Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 23 Economic Summit for Non-Profits sponsored by United Way of Tarrant County and the North Texas Community Foundation. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. (with 8:30 to 9:00 check-in) at the Amon Carter Center at Lena Pope, 3200 Sanguinet. The cost is $25. Register online at

The annual Economic Summit examines what the economy has in store for non-profits and other health and human service leaders when it comes to philanthropy, workforce and service demand in the future.

Also on the program is Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams II, who will talk about Economic Development in Arlington. Rounding out the Summit will be a panel consisting of Robert Sturns, Economic Development Director for the City of Fort Worth; Brandom Gengelbach, Executive Vice President for Economic Development at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce; and Sal Adamski, Workforce Improvement Director at Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.

Robert S. Kaplan has been President and CEO of the “Dallas Fed,” as it is called, since 2015. As one of 12 regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. Kaplan represents the Eleventh District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed.

He is the author of several books, including What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner; What You’re Really Meant To Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential; and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential.

He was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. Before joining Harvard in 2006, he was vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with global responsibility for the firm’s Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions.