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Merlo to partake in Wall Street Journal CEO summit
September 25th, 2012
NEW YORK – Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Caremark Corp., is slated to participate in a Wall Street Journal CEO summit that will examine the nation's economic challenges.
The financial publisher said Tuesday that Merlo will be among 100 of the world's leading chief executives gathered to address critical business and policy issues at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council's annual meeting, to be held Nov. 12 and 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
CEO Council members will break into five task forces to debate and identify the most urgent priorities, risks and opportunities facing business, government and the economy.
Besides Merlo, members of the CEO Council serving as co-chairs for the task forces include Tim Armstrong of AOL Inc., Mark Bertolini of Aetna, R. Marcelo Claure of Brightstar Corp., Roger W. Ferguson of TIAA-CREF, Bob McDonald of Procter & Gamble, Brent Saunders of Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Mikhail Shamolin of JSFC Sistema.
Current and former policy makers participating in the event include Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I., Conn.); former Sens. Trent Lott (R., Miss.) and James Sasser (D., Tenn.); Rep. Paul Ryan (R.,Wis.); Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D., Md.); Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz; Robert Zoellick, former World Bank Group president; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors; and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
A select group of Wall Street Journal editors will moderate the discussions throughout the two-day meeting.
The Wall Street Journal noted that the CEO Council meeting will start a week after the presidential election and on the eve of a series of critical government fiscal decisions that could shape American and global economic policies for the coming decade.
"This will be a crucial, global gathering, given that it will come just a week after the U.S. presidential election. Policies will be in play and issues in flux," Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, said in a statement.