IOC History & Past Speakers
Investment Outlook Conference History
In 2003, CEO French Hill noticed a need in the Little Rock area for an annual event that catered to investment savvy individuals and market professionals. Delta Trust & Bank’s Investment Outlook Conference was well received that first year and has continued to grow and become one of the area’s premiere investment conferences.
Delta Trust & Bank strives to create a sophisticated event featuring outstanding speakers presenting timely topics. The conference always concludes with an extensive question and answer segment moderated by Mr. Hill. For the past ten years, Delta Trust & Bank has hosted an impressive group of speakers and guests, and we look forward to continuing to expand our Investment Outlook Conference.
Charles McVean, Chairman & CEO, McVean Trading & Investments, Memphis, TN
Robert Turner, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Union Pacific Corp, Omaha, NE
Thomas Gayner, President & Chief Investment Officer, Markel Corporation, Richmond, VI
Pat Dorsey, Director of Stock Research, Morningstar, Chicago, IL
Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute, Alexandria, VA
Jim Harger, Chief Marketing Officer, Clean Energy Fuels, Seal Beach, CA
Hon. Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, Washington D.C.
Jeff Gardner, President & CEO, Windstream Communications, Little Rock, AR
James Pressler, Second Vice President & Associate Economist Country Risk Unit, Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
Richard M. Whiting, CEO, Patriot Coal, St. Louis, MO
Bennie B. Westphal, CEO, Westphal Group, Ft. Smith, AR
Frank Epps, President & CEO, Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT)-Americas, East Greenwich, RI
Haley R. Fisackerly, Vice President, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, Entergy Nuclear, Inc.
Victoria Marklew, Vice President, Country Risk Unit, Northern Trust, Chicago, IL
Ray C. Dillion, CEO, Deltic Timber, El Dorado, AR
John D. Thaeler, Southwestern Energy Company, Houston, TX
William H. Marble, Hallwood Petroleum, LLC, Dallas, TX
Irl F. Engelhardt, CEO, Peabody Energy Corp., St. Louis, MO
Matthew Beudry, Alliance Bernstein, New York, NY
Michael Grupe, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Washington, DC
Edmund R. Miller, Helios Opportunity Fund/Archery Capital, New York, NY
R.J. Gallo, Federated Investors, Pittsburgh, PA
C.T. Fitzpatrick, The Longleaf Funds®, Memphis, TN
Mark A. Lee, Forest Hill Capital, Little Rock, AR
William L. Tedford, Stephens Capital Management, Little Rock, AR
2012 Investment Outlook Conference Presentations
To view last year’s conference presentations, click here.