Economic Forecast Luncheon

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Event Details

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

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Individual Fee:
Party of 10: $580
Contact: Ashley Moore
Phone: (319) 665-6397, ext. 311



The CBJ’s largest event of the year, the Economic Forecast Luncheon, features a keynote speaker and panel of local business leaders who will provide insight into where the economy is heading and the biggest opportunities and challenges facing their industries and the region.


President & CEO, Principal Financial Group
Keynote Description: Daniel Houston will share his 2022 economic outlook for the financial services industry—highlighting the challenges and opportunities we are expected to face in the U.S. as well as from an international point-of-view.  

Mr. Houston joined Principal in 1984 in Dallas. He has held several management positions, being named senior vice president in 2000, executive vice president in 2006 and president of Retirement and Income Solutions in 2008. He was named president and chief operating officer in 2014 before assuming his current role in 2015. Mr. Houston served in 2020 as chair of the American Council of Life Insurers, an organization that advocates on behalf of 280 member companies dedicated to providing products and services that promote consumers’ financial and retirement security. The organization’s member companies represent 95% of industry assets in the United States. 

Panel Moderator

Jack Evans

The Hall-Perrine Foundation


Reggie Ward


Heidi Vittetoe

J.W. Vittetoe Pork Ltd.

Brian Olesen

Centro Inc.

Nate Kaeding

Build to Suit Inc.

Hugh Ekberg

CRST International