11:30 am - 12:40 PM Debt Crisis, Austerity and PROMESA
Javier Balmaceda, Federal Fiscal Senior Policy Analyst-Elevating Puerto Rico, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, DC)
Myrna M. Rivera, Founder & Senior Adviser, Consultiva Wealth Management, Corp. (San Juan, PR)
Federico A. de Jesús, Founder & Principal, FDJ Solutions, LLC. (Washington, DC)
Moderator: Eduardo Conde, Founder of Tertulias Por La Patria & Financial Analyst (Washington, DC)
Javier Balmaceda, is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center’s Federal Fiscal Policy team. His main area of focus is Puerto Rico, with a particular eye on federal initiatives to resolve the commonwealth’s fiscal and economic challenges.
Myrna M. Rivera, founder and Senior Investment Advisor of CONSULTIVA since 1999, has over 30 years of experience in the field of investment management consulting. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst ("CIMA®"), Ms. Rivera is a recognized pioneer in the industry, having contributed to developing standard investment management practices employed today for middle market endowments and foundations, pension funds, insurance companies, credit unions, Taft Hartley Benefit plans and individuals and families.
Federico A. de Jesús, is the Founder and Principal of FDJ Solutions, LLC. De Jesús, a Washington, DC-based consultant, has worked for more than 16 years at the highest levels of government, communications, and politics. De Jesús was the national Communications Director for Hispanic Media in the Obama for America 2008 Presidential Campaign where he helped to secure close to 70% of the Latino vote. He later performed the same role in the Office of the President-elect. Subsequently, he served for 4 years as a political appointee in the U.S. Department of Transportation as Associate Director for Governmental Affairs, where he was able to successfully shepherd 4 White House appointees through the Senate confirmation process, and represented DOT on various interagency task forces.
Eduardo Conde, is a tireless advocate for Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico based in Washington DC. His natural ability to connect with others allows him to effectively work in teams and his organizational skills ensure that plans come to fruition. Currently he is focusing his efforts on promoting Puerto Rico's economic development, social justice and environmental conservation.