Join us Thursday, September 22, 2022 for “A Vision of Our Future – Alabama 2050” featuring Dr. David G. Bronner, C.E.O. of RSA. Doors will open starting at 11AM; pre-register to reserve lunch at the Battle House and the program will start promptly at 11:30AM. This event will be co-hosted with the Downtown Rotary Club and lunch is $35/person for non-Rotarians. David George Bronner was born in Cresco, Iowa, on January 22, 1945. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Mankato State University, now Minnesota State University. From 1967 to 1969 David Bronner was an instructor in the School of Business and Finance at Mankato State University. In 1973, Dr. Bronner was invited to accept the CEO position with the Retirement Systems of Alabama where today he is Chief Executive Officer. It is his responsibility to invest the funds of that organization. Under his direction, these funds have increased from over $500 million to over 25 billion dollars, making the RSA the largest financial organization in Alabama. Dr. Bronner’s expertise in the field of finance is recognized throughout America. For many years, Bronner has encouraged Alabama to increase tax revenue to provide adequate service for mental health, prisons, public safety, Medicaid, education, and seniors. He has urged the state to reform its 1901 Constitution, which is widely considered to be the longest in the world. Bronner constantly defends RSA from frequent efforts by politicians and interest groups who seek to gain access to RSA’s funds, reduce contributions, reduce benefits, and change the plan from a defined benefit to a defined contribution fund. Bronner was named the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished Alabama Sportsman in 1994 (for developing Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail) and Citizen of the Year by the Alabama Broadcasters Association in 1999. This program open to all and the fee for lunch is $35. Co-hosted with Downtown Rotary, lunch is included for Downtown Rotarian members. Residents of Mobile and Baldwin counties are encouraged to attend. The presentation will be followed by a live question & answer opportunity. Coastal Conversations is a program of Coastal Alabama Partnership and is a platform for citizens to engage with experts who will provide leading edge information and share big ideas. Our goal is to expand awareness of issues, to increase knowledge of best practices and to inspire positive change. For more details and to confirm your spot, visit CoastalCon.org, our event page on Facebook and Eventbrite or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.