Museum Hosts Talk with Wilbur Ross on Obama's Economic Programs

January 2, 2009

Press Contact: Kristin Aguilera, Communications Director, 212-908-4695

New York, NY - On Wednesday, January 21, the Museum of American Finance will inaugurate its 2009 Henry Kaufman Financial History and Practices Lecture/Symposia Series with a talk by private equity investor Wilbur Ross entitled “President Obama’s Economic Programs.” Mr. Ross will provide a review of President Obama’s proposed domestic and international economic initiatives, assess them, and compare them with those of the Bush administration.

The program will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Museum’s education center, located at 48 Wall Street. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and reception.

Admission is free for Museum members and costs $15 for non-members. Working members of the press will be admitted free of charge. Reservations are required; for information or reservations contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or lseeger@financialhistory.org.

About Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross, CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC, may be one of the best known private equity investors in the U.S. His private equity funds bought Bethlehem Steel and several other bankrupt producers and revitalized them into the largest U.S. producer before merging them into Mittal Steel for $4.5 billion. Mr. Ross remains a Director of what is now ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. He also created and chairs International Coal Group; International Textile Group, the most global American company in that industry; and International Auto Components Group, a $4.5 billion producer of instrument panels and other interior components, operating in 17 countries; Compagnie Europeenne de Wagons Sarl, the largest rail car leasing company in Europe, and American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., the second largest servicer of subprime mortgages.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial and economic history.

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