GPSEG Regional Business Outlook

Tuesday, April 26 2011 7:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Presented by:

Apr 26, 2011 - GPSEG Spring RBO - Where are the jobs now?, 7:00 a.m..Held at Four Seasons Hotel, Center City Philadelphia.

This meeting is open to all
Member Cost: $45.00
Guest Cost: $45.00
Public Cost: $55.00
Alliance Partner Cost: $45.00


GPSEG’s semi-annual Regional Business Outlook (RBO) panel discussion on Tuesday, April 26 will focus on the impact the so-called “jobless recovery” is likely to have on the business community – locally, nationally and worldwide.

The RBO brings the tri-state area’s executive community forward-looking opinions by the area’s top business leaders on current, insightful topics. The forum, which is titled Where the jobs are now, will discuss how long area companies can hold off in bringing talent back inside, shareholder expectations, management’s continued push toward bottom-line decisions, whether the workforce will respond to increased demand for employment and whether we have already lost some of our best workers to early retirement, changed occupations and relocations.

More than 150 business executives and GPSEG members are expected to attend the discussion, which will be moderated by KYW Newsradio 1060 Special Contributor Larry Kane. The panelists also will respond to questions from the audience.

Sue Mukherjee, Director, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey
One more to be revealed shortly


NOTE: Most meetings will be fully attended and will have a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please cancel by phoning (215-393-3144) or e-mailing Maureen Waddington at least 48 hours prior to an event.


  • Name: Larry Kane
    Topic: Moderator - Panel Discussion

    Larry Kane, known as the dean of Philadelphia television news anchors, has been one of the market’s most respected broadcast journalists for more than 40 years, and has recently marked his 45th anniversary in broadcasting. Kane, current host of the Voice of Reason on CN 8, the Comcast Network ( 9:30 P.M Sunday nights) has had an active roster of professional pursuits since he left daily anchoring in 2003. Kane, who is the only anchor to work at all three network owned stations in the Philadelphia region, is a special contributor with commentary and analysis for KYW Newsradio, an occasional writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and serves as a broadcast consultant for Comcast CN 8, in addition to authoring three books in the last six years.

    This veteran of 21 political conventions since 1964 is perhaps most well known for his insight on American politics and government. Those stories were featured in 2000 in his first book “Larry Kane’s Philadelphia (Temple Press, Foreword by Dan Rather) , a regional best seller. As the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatle’s 1964 and 1965 tours, Kane authored Ticket to Ride in 2003 (Running Press, Penguin Paperback, Foreword by Dick Clark) and Lennon Revealed (Running Press), a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller in 2005.

    The Emmy Award-winning newsman was honored by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy organization with their Governor’s Award in 2005, recognizing Lifetime Achievement and was recently installed in the Pennsylvania Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. Prior to joining KYW-3 in 1993, Kane was the 6 and 11 p.m. co-anchor at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia since 1978. Before joining WCAU, Kane anchored the 11 p.m. newscast for WABC-TV in New York during which time he also anchored the network’s nightly “Newsbriefs.” Previously, he had been the anchor for Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV for eight years, where he propelled the station to first place in the news ratings in a one year period from 1970 to 1971. The success of his Action News format changed the face of contemporary broadcasting in the early 1970′s.

    His assignments have included the Middle East peace talks; the return of the American hostages to Wiesbaden, West Germany; the devastating earthquake in Naples, Italy; the 1987 Superpower Summit between Reagan and Gorbachev, and an in-depth interview in Poland with Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa. In 1985 he and his colleagues at WCAU TV were honored with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their coverage of the confrontation between Philadelphia Police and the radical group MOVE which resulted in the burning of a Philadelphia neighborhood.

    Kane began his career in broadcast journalism in Miami, Florida, first at WQAM and later at WAME and WFUN. During his time at WAME, he was the first reporter to break the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961. He also spent a year as a radio news anchor at WIL Radio in St. Louis. Larry Kane came to Philadelphia in 1966 as an anchor for WFIL Radio and a general assignment reporter for its sister television station. In his years before and during his career in Philadelphia , Kane has interviewed a virtual who’s who of newsmakers, including every President from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush.

    Recognized as a leading proponent of the rights of the handicapped and disabled, Kane is campaign chairman of the Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society. For 25 years, Kane has broadcast weekly features on radio and TV in connection with the National Adoption Center to find homes for waiting children. Along with many non-profit endeavors, Kane serves on the board of the Jewish Exponent and Inside Magazine. He resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Donna.

  • Name: Tracye McDaniel
    Topic: Panelist

    Tracye McDaniel is the newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Choose New Jersey (CNJ). CNJ is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout the State of New Jersey, including a focus on making New Jersey’s most distressed cities engines for growth and opportunity.

    McDaniel was chosen after a comprehensive nationwide search for a leader with extensive experience and a track record of success in marketing and promoting states and metropolitan areas to business location decision-makers in the United States and abroad. She brings more than 23 years of executive and senior management experience in economic development, destination marketing, public relations, tourism and international business development. She has held cabinet-level positions in three gubernatorial administrations. McDaniel is a Ford Foundation Regional Sustainable Development (RSD) Fellow, a program of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

    Prior to assuming her current post, McDaniel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), where she directed the execution of the organization’s 10-year Strategy Plan focused on membership, economic development and public policy. She also had daily oversight of GHP’s $32 million aggressive five-year marketing program generating leads for economic development throughout a vast, 10-county region. To date, the progress toward the 2015 goals include: over 78,000 net new jobs created; over $3 billion in capital investment and trade growth of 52% since 2005.

    Previously, McDaniel served as Executive Director of the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism Division, spearheading award-winning economic development and tourism operations for the State of Texas. During McDaniel's leadership, Texas saw the creation of 16,506 net new jobs and a capital investment of more than $4.3 billion. She also served as Chief Executive Officer for the Texas Economic Development Corporation’s “Texas One” Program, a public/private partnership marketing initiative to generate job leads by actively promoting Texas as a business location.

    A native of Waco, Texas, McDaniel holds leadership positions in numerous professional and industry organizations and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

October 20, 2010
January 29, 2012
Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group (GPSEG)

Event Format:

Tuesday, April 26 2011 7:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contact: Maureen Waddington
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