This month's sponsor:
Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute
Arthur Brooks has been the president of the American Enterprise Institute since January 1, 2009. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI. Previously, he was Louis Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, released May 2012. His main areas of scholarship are free enterprise and human flourishing—money and happiness. And, like his areas of study, his path is not a conventional one.
At 19, Brooks dropped out of college to work professionally as a classical musician. He toured with the Annapolis Brass Quintet, recorded albums with jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd and others, and spent several years as associate principal French horn with the City Orchestra of Barcelona. In his late twenties, he returned to college and studied economics, mathematics, and languages, eventually earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and a PhD in public policy. After a stint at the RAND Corporation working on theater-level combat models for the U.S. Air Force, he spent 10 years as a professor of economics and entrepreneurship, most of them at Syracuse University.
Brooks has published over 100 articles and 10 books on topics from philanthropy, to military operations research, to the economics of happiness. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, released May 2012. His other books include Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books, 2006), Gross National Happiness (Basic Books, 2008) and Social Entrepreneurship (Prentice-Hall, 2008). His book, The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future, was described by former Vice President Dick Cheney as “the playbook for the resurgence of the conservative movement in America.”
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The Chamber's monthly General Membership Luncheon is an opportunity to network with hundreds of fellow Chamber Members and for hearing discussion on topics of interest to the business community. Previous presenters include United States National Security Advisor James L. Jones, motivational expert Steve Beck, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, US Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas Donohue, noted futurist Rebecca Ryan, and Naperville Mayor, A. George Pradel who presented the annual State of the City address.
For more information on sponsorship email Brianna Belgio, Events Manager or call (630) 544-3377.