October 5, 2016
Director, Office of Public Policy
Ernst & Young
John Hallmark is a director in the Ernst & Young Office of Public Policy in Washington, D.C. In his role, Hallmark interacts with congressional offices and federal agencies on behalf of Ernst & Young's legislative and regulatory interests. He is a subject matter expert on financial services regulation and the legislative and political processes of Capitol Hill. Hallmark joined Ernst & Young from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) where he served as managing director of government relations. Before joining SIFMA, Hallmark was a legislative staffer working on issues before the Senate Banking Committee and, later, the Senate Finance Committee. Hallmark earned his B.A. from Georgetown University and JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Alec Phillips is a political economist in the U.S. Economics Group within Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs. Phillips joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an analyst in the Healthcare Group within Equity Research. His work focuses primarily on U.S. economic policy including fiscal, financial regulatory and housing-related issues. Previously, Phillips held roles analyzing industry-focused policies at the federal and state level, both as a member of the Global Economics Group from 2003 to 2007 and before that as an analyst in Equity Research. Prior to joining the firm, Phillips served on the staff of the Senate Finance Committee.
Editor In Chief
Kiplinger Washington Editors
Knight Kiplinger is one of America's most respected economic journalists and business forecasters. In his writing, speeches and appearances on major TV and radio networks, he cuts through the complexity of financial subjects with clarity and foresight. Kiplinger is editor in chief of The Kiplinger Letter
, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
and Kiplinger.com. The Letter
, a weekly publication started in 1923, is the most widely read and longest-published business forecasting publication in the world. Kiplinger's Personal Finance
, the first magazine in the field of personal money management, was founded in 1947 and today has a monthly circulation of more than 600,000. Kiplinger.com is a full-featured website with content and tools for helping people manage their money, as well as business forecasting content to help managers in their decision-making. The company Kiplinger heads, Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., was the Washington regional and national winner of the 2002 Business Ethics Award in the small-business category, awarded each year by the Society of Financial Service Professionals. In 2007, it was recognized by Ethisphere
as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies."