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Wall Street Journal Writer to Speak at Mercer’s Executive Forum on Feb. 17

February 1, 2011

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or

ATLANTA/MACON — Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will feature Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal editorial board, Thursday, Feb. 17, in Atlanta and Macon. He will give a lunch presentation at the Capital City Club at 12:30 p.m. and a dinner presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on Mercer’s Macon campus.

Moore is a successful speaker and writer who joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer in 2005. He currently divides time between Washington and New York focusing on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, he was president of a new organization, the Free Enterprise Fund.

For many years, Moore has served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute. Through his Cato Institute affiliation, he has published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. Moore was also a consultant to the National Economic Commission in 1987 and research director for President Reagan’s Commission on Privatization. He is the author of five books, including The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy – If We Let it Happen; It’s Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century; and Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger. He graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization and is made up of businesses, organizations and individuals. For more on membership, in Atlanta, call (678) 547-6392 or, in Macon, call (478) 301-2943 or visit

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 8,200 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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