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CNBC Analyst Insana to Speak at Executive Forum on March 23

March 19, 2010

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(800) 837-2911, ext. 4037

CNBC senior analyst and financial industry expert Ron Insana will address Mercer University’s Executive Forum on March 23. Insana will give a lunch presentation at the Capital City Club, 7 Harris St., Atlanta, at noon and a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. in Macon at the University Center. Insana’s presentation is titled “Now What? Managing Money through the Economic Storm.”

Insana offers clear insights on the economy based on his experiences working for and running his own hedge fund and as a financial journalist for more than two decades. Currently senior analyst for CNBC, Insana has access to all of the top financial players in Washington and on Wall Street and translates the market signals and political maneuvers into information everyone understands. Previously, Insana was a managing director at SAC Capital Advisers, an $11 billion hedge fund, run by Steven A. Cohen. Prior to joining SAC, Insana was the president and CEO of Insana Capital Partners, where he managed the $120 million Insana Capital Partners Legends Fund.

Insana joined CNBC in 1991 as a regular contributor to various television and radio programs produced by CNBC and its affiliates and left CNBC in 2008. Before moving to CNBC, Insana worked as managing editor and senior anchor for the Financial News Network, where he began his career in 1984 as a production assistant.

Insana was named one of the top 100 business journalists of the 20th Century by the TJFR Group and has written for USA Today and Money magazine. Insana is the author of Traders’ Tales, The Message of the Markets, Trend Watching and How to Make a Fortune from the Biggest Bailout in U.S. History: A Guide to the 7 Greatest Bargains from Main Street to Wall Street. He is also host of the radio show, Market Score Board Report.

About the Executive Forum Presented by BB&T
The Executive Forum presented by BB&T is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement at (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-2724 or visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,000 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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