Robert Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition, to Urge Chief Financial Officers to Secure the Nation’s Economic Future

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CFO Renaissance Conference attendees to learn the consequences of inaction by today’s executives during Bixby's keynote address

The CFO RoundTable, the premier networking forum for senior financial executives, today announced Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition, as a keynote speaker for the CFO Renaissance Conference, April 28th, 2010, at Bentley University.

During Bixby’s address, attendees will learn why executives must actively engage today to secure our economic future for tomorrow. “Current fiscal policy is unsustainable and puts our economic future at risk. The problem goes well beyond cyclical economic factors or war costs,” stated Bixby. “We have a rising structural deficit caused by an aging population, growing healthcare costs, lagging revenues and a dysfunctional political system. The business community, especially Chief Financial Officers, must engage in the search for solutions to avoid the crisis that awaits if serious action is not taken soon.”

Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and the late Paul Tsongas (D-MA), The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Bixby was named Executive Director of the Concord Coalition in 1999, after serving as the organization’s Policy Director, National Field Director, and in other capacities since 1992. He frequently represents Concord’s views on budget and entitlement reform policy at congressional hearings and in the national media.

Bixby is one of two financial keynote speakers scheduled to address the CFO Renaissance Conference on April 28th, 2010. Built to create an open and dynamic forum for CFO’s to exchange ideas, learn from peers and hear from financial experts, the CFO Renaissance Conference also offers sessions on how senior financial executives can:

  •     Create, maintain and preserve shareholder value in any economy
  •     Develop professional skills that truly matter, including leadership, team building, media relations and investor communications
  •     Build a career in clean technology, one of the most thriving and vibrant industries in Boston
  •     Plan for the changing landscape of financial reporting

To learn more about the CFO Renaissance Conference, visit

About The CFO RoundTable
As the premier networking and educational forum for senior financial executives, the CFO Roundtable membership is a collaborative, diverse and dedicated group of senior financial executives, who meet monthly to exchange ideas, network with peers, and participate in timely professional development programs presented by leading industry experts. To learn more, visit

About the CFO Renaissance
Hundreds of CFOs and senior financial executives of leading New England companies will gather on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Bentley University for the inaugural CFO Renaissance Conference. Presented by the CFO Roundtable, the premier senior financial executive forum, this full-day event will feature esteemed keynote addresses, panels of CFOs and senior financial executives, dynamic networking opportunities, and more. To learn more, visit

About the Concord Coalition
The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.), former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Ne.) was named a co-chair of the Concord Coalition in January 2002.

The Concord Coalition is dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America's unsustainable entitlement programs, and how to build a sound economy for future generations. The Concord Coalition's national field staff and loyal group of volunteers cover the country, holding lectures, interactive exercises, conducting classes, giving media interviews, and briefing elected officials and their staffs. To learn more, visit


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