Co-Founder and CEO, Avenue Capital; Co-Owner, Milwaukee Bucks
Marc Lasry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, and the co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. Founded in 1995 by Lasry and his sister Sonia – both lawyers – Avenue is a global investment firm with over $13 billion in assets and focuses on distressed and undervalued securities in the US, Europe, and Asia. Today, Avenue is one of the largest distressed debt investors globally, with headquarters in New York City and offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich, and throughout Asia.
Prior to founding Avenue, Mr. Lasry co-founded Amroc Investments, LLC and managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P., the predecessor firm associated with Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. In addition, Mr. Lasry was Co-Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company, and previously served as Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management Company. Mr. Lasry also held a clerkship for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he has served on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private and public companies. Mr. Lasry received a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).
Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dennis Lockhart is the former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In that capacity, he served on the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee. His tenure spanned the financial crisis, the Great Recession, and several years of recovery. He retired in 2017. He is currently a distinguished professor-of-the-practice in the Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. He also sits on several for-profit and non-profit boards. His earlier career comprised of banking, private investment, and teaching at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins.