Frank Kelly, founder and manager partner of Fulcrum Macro Advisors, will provide a wide perspective on international economic and geopolitical issues that impact agriculture at the Iowa Farm Bureau 2024 Economic Summit June 14 in Ankeny.

Kelly worked as a senior executive on Wall Street for close to 30 years and served in senior government roles. He has extensive global experience and insight into the public policy decision-making process and its impacts on global markets.

“Frank is a very engaging speaker with a wealth of experience,” said Christopher Pudenz, Iowa Farm Bureau economist.  “He’ll kick off the summit in the morning with a 100,000-foot view of what’s going on in the global economy. This insight is especially important for Iowa agriculture since we export so much of our agricultural production. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about what international developments mean for their farms specifically.”

While working as global coordinator for government and public policy at Deutsche Bank, Kelly had direct oversight over government, regulatory and public affairs, helping to build relations for the bank with governments and supranational organizations in the United States, in Canada and throughout Latin America.

He founded Fulcrum Macro Advisors, a political risk advisory firm based in Washington in 2021. He is also a member of the board of directors of Barnwell Industries, a diversified oil, gas drilling and land development company, and serves as a senior advisor to The Scowcroft Group, a global business advisory firm with an emphasis on emerging markets. 

Kelly resides in Great Falls, Virginia, on his working farm, Open Door Farm.

The Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit will feature several other nationally known speakers, including Austan Goolsbee, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. 

Additional sessions include expert panels on the meat supply chain and banking/farmland values, insights on the U.S./Mexico trade situation and discussion on crafting preharvest marketing plans to help navigate challenging grain market conditions. 

More information about the agenda and speakers can be found at ;

Registration cost is $40 for Farm Bureau members and $200 for non-members before May 31.