Bloomberg Tax and Grant Thornton are convening tax, finance and economy executives around the country for high-level, executive dinners on the current political, policy and regulatory environments. The executive dinners aim to guide business executives through policy shifts coming out of Washington, including the economy, trade and tax reform, with a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and best practices. The conversations focus on operational actions businesses should consider during the continuously changing landscape.

Dinner Series


Join us:

Minneapolis – May 22, 2019 – 4Bells
Houston – June 11, 2019 – The Grove
Chicago – Fall 2019

Past locations:

Washington, D.C. – October 4, 2017 – Kinship 
Dallas– December 7, 2017 – Nobu 
Minneapolis – February 21, 2018 – Café Lurcat 
Houston – March 27, 2018 – Underbelly
Boston – October 2, 2018 – Mistral
Los Angeles – October 24, 2018 – Spago, Beverly Hills

For more information, please contact Chris Tassa at ctassa@bloombergnext.com.


The executive dinners begin with a brief cocktail reception, followed by a seated private dinner. The “on the record” conversations are facilitated by Bloomberg Tax and begin with brief opening remarks from prominent speakers around the country, who set the stage for the moderated conversation, share insider perspective on what’s currently happening in Washington, and provide context to anticipate how to operate in the changing environment. Immediately following, moderator opens up the conversation to dinner attendees for a roundtable discussion.


  • John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

  • Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist, BMO Capital Markets Corporation

  • The Honorable Kevin Brady, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics

  • The Honorable Chuck DeVore, Vice President of National Initiatives, Texas Public Policy Foundation

  • Yvonne Garcia, Senior Vice President, Investment Management Services, Global Head, Client Solutions, State Street Corporation

  • Ambassador Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, City of Los Angeles

  • Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership

  • Steve Hayes, Senior Vice President, Tax, Transocean Ltd

  • Senator Ed Hernandez, Candidate, Lt. Governor of California

  • Myrtle Jones, Senior Vice President, Tax, Halliburton

  • Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

  • Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company, International Consultants

  • Stephen J. Polechronis, Senior Vice President, Regional Business Line Leader, South California and Nevada Transportation, AECOM

  • Jennifer Rabb, Director, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy

  • Mary Reed, President, MA and Executive Vice President, US Policy & Social Impact, National Grid

  • Robert L. Reynolds, Chairman, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, President & Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments

  • Bill Rogers, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

  • James E. Rooney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

  • Matthew Rooney, Director of Economic Growth, George W. Bush Institute

  • Maria Salinas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Mark Wright, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

  • Allan Zaremberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CalChamber