Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG - the American insurance behemoth - was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the US government - with interest.
Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America is an unyielding leader's memoir of a career spent fixing companies through thoughtful, unconventional strategy. With his brash, no-holds-barred approach to the job, Benmosche restored AIG's employee morale and good name. His is a story of perseverance, told with refreshing irreverence in unpretentious terms.
About the Speaker
Joe Jordan, Benmosche's colleague for 33 years, will provide insights into his life and career. Jordan, a motivational speaker and behavioral finance expert, ran insurance sales at Paine Webber,and was Sr. Vice President at MetLife. He is also a founder of the Insured Retirement Institute, has been honored for three years as one of the "Top 50 Irish Americans on Wall Street," was inducted into the Fordham Football Hall of Fame and has played rugby for the New York Athletic Club for 30 years.