Foley hosted Governor Jim Doyle, representatives of Wisconsin's financial services industry, and legal counsel in a discussion of the issues that will face Wisconsin businesses in the current credit crisis and recession.
In addition to Governor Doyle's overview of the national economic challenges affecting Wisconsin businesses, the program featured representatives of some of Wisconsin's leading banks in a discussion of credit availability in the current environment and an update on current developments in Washington. Foley senior partners also offered suggestions for Wisconsin businesses in the current economic conditions.
Program topics included:
- An update on the policies and programs being proposed by President-elect Barack Obama, presented by Scott L. Klug of Foley's Public Affairs Practice.
- A panel discussion on credit availability and credit issues in these troubled economic times, featuring:
- Peter G. Thursby, Executive Vice President, Associated Bank
- Chris D. Buckner, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
- John M. Howard, Senior Vice President, Harris Bank
- James R. Popp, President, JPMorgan Chase Bank
- Jeffrey J. Janza, Associate Managing Director, The Private Bank
- Stephen E. Carlton, Managing Director, U.S. Bank
These bankers were joined by Foley Partners Edward J. Hammond, Emory Ireland, and Patricia J. Lane.
- Lessons learned from troubled suppliers and the U.S. automotive industry crisis and how to deal with the insolvent dealer, distributor or sales representative in anticipation of bankruptcy, presented by Foley Partners Jon P. Christiansen and Judy A. O'Neill.
- Governor Doyle's overview of how the national economic downturn is affecting Wisconsin and how these challenges will be addressed to help Wisconsin businesses grow and prosper.
Wisconsin’s Economic Forecast — Guiding Principles for Weathering the Storm is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series.