Past Speakers; Current Year

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Sept 27 Bob Morgan, RMA member and Piano Accompanist, “My Career as a Major Label Recording Executive in the 1960’s with Artists Ranging from Bobby Vinton to the Dave Clark Five”
Sept 20 Steve Kemper, Author; “Our Man in Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor”
Sept 13 RMA Picnic; No speaker
Sept 6 Jo Ubogy, Naturalist; “Raising Monarchs”
Aug 30 Page Knox, Ph.D., Adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University and a contractual lecturer and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the exhibition; “Van Gogh’s Cypresses”
Aug 23 Caroline Simmons, Mayor of Stamford; “What’s Next for Connecticut’s Fastest Growing City?”
Aug 16 Susan Herbst, Political scientist and past President of the University of Connecticut 2011-2018. Author of “A Troubled Birth: The 1930’s and American Public Opinion”; “How Public Sentiment is Formed”
Aug 9 Tim Brunner, Physics from MIT; “Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography – Making the Next Generation of Computer Chips”
Aug 2 No RMA Meeting – No speaker
July 26 David Richards, RMA member, Real estate attorney, Kipling historian and author; “I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library 1656-2022”, (2023)
July 19 No RMA Meeting – No speaker
July 12 Celeste Mancinelli, One Woman Show, written and performed by Broadway World Award-winner Celeste Mancinelli performing “Crying on the Camino”
July 5 John (Chick) Donohue, RMA member, Author, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War”
June 28 Stephen Meskers, CT State Representative for the 150th district, Chair of Commerce Committee; “Economic Growth and the Structure of Connecticut’s Economy”
June 21 Panel Discussion, “Prostate Disease, Complexities of Cancer Detection and Treatment”  Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Puglisi, internist at Greenwich Hospital with three physicians from Yale School of Medicine/Greenwich Hospital: Bruce McGibbon,  Radiologist, Daniel Petrylak, Oncologist and Gerald Portman,  Urologist.
June 14 Gregg Pascal Zachary, Professor of Practice, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University School for the Future and Innovation, on his biography: “Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century” Zoom presentation
June 7 Larry Kantor, Ph.D., Economist; “Inflation and the Fed: What Does It Mean for the Economy and Financial Markets?”
May 31 Howard Husock, Vice President for policy research at the Manhattan Institute and Senior Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute where he focuses on municipal government, urban housing policy, civil society and philanthropy, on his new book: “The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It”
May 24 RMA’s Melody Men singers!
May 17 Peter McCornick, Ph.D., Professor of biological systems engineering & Executive Director of Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. ” Water and Food Security in a Changing World”
May 10 John Blankley, RMA member, entrepreneur, politician, history major at Oxford University; “What Would Alexis de Tocqueville Say About Democracy in America Today?”
May 3 Andrew Woelflein, Presiding Trustee, Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University; “The WWII Art & Letters of John Cullen Murphy; an American Soldier-Artist in the Pacific Theater and Longtime Greenwich Resident After the War.”
Apr 26 Robert Wolterstorff, director of the Bruce Museum; “The New Bruce Museum: A World Class Destination for Art, Culture and Science Education”
Apr 19 C. Flemming Heilmann, business executive, philanthropist, author and translator of Halfdan Lefevre’s “The Men In Denmark’s Freedom Council”, the story of the Danish resistance movement that saved thousands of lives during WWII.
Apr 12 Jose Niell, “Piano Classics from Around the World: Recital with Commentary”
Apr 5 U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, representing Connecticut’s 4th district; “Report from Washington D.C.”
Mar 29 C. Griffith Mann, Ph.D., Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters; “Unicorns and Heroes: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Tapestries at The Met Cloisters”
Mar 22 Robert Doubek, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, on his book: “Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story”
Mar 15 Dr. Alexander Delvecchio, Cardiologist, Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Hospital: “Heart Health and Arrhythmias”
Mar 8 Jim Lockhart, RMA member, US Naval Officers, business executive, financial manager and high ranking government official, on his new book; “America: Underwater and Sinking: Time to Surface with Lessons Learned”
Mar 1 Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Director, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.: “The Border Crisis: The Current State of Immigration in America”
Feb 22 John Reese, RMA member, founder and CEO of the financial website Validea and the author of two books on quantitative investing, including The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History’s Best Investment Strategies. He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, a wealth management firm utilizing the strategies of legendary investors. “Learning from Luminary Investors – the Wisdom of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch.”
Feb 15 Stuart Malina, Music director and conductor, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: “Dvorak, Elgar, and the future of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra”
Feb 8 Keith Hirsch & Daniel Paladino, Police Officers, Town of Greenwich: “What to do if in an active shooter situation”
Feb 1 David Fitzpatrick, a member of the Darien Men’s Association, currently a staff writer for CNN’s flagship prime time newscast: “Anderson Cooper 360”. He has been at CNN as an anchor producer, senior executive producer and investigative producer since 2001. Previously, he spent 25 years at CBS News in a variety of editorial positions including a stint with “60 Minutes” as a producer attached to the late Morley Safer; “Cable News and How It Changed the American Landscape.”
Jan 25 Stephen Roach, Ph.D., formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and chief economist at Morgan Stanley, senior lecturer at Yale School of Management, and author on his new book: “Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives”
Jan 18 Captain Michael Fredie, Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “The U.S. Coast Guard and its Role in our Nation’s Defense”
Jan 11 Pete Gogolak, former place kicker for the New York Giants; “How an Immigrant Changed the Game of American Football”
Jan 4 Patrick LaRow, Town Planer, Greenwich, and Margarita Alban, Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, Greenwich; “Issues in Greenwich Land Use”