Ilene S. Gordon served as CEO, president and chairman of Ingredion and was the 21st female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She now serves as an independent director of the board of Lockheed Martin and International Paper. Bram Bluestein is founder of Bluestein & Associates and a senior advisor at McNally Capital, after a 35-year career as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, A.T. Kearney and the Boston Consulting Group. Bram retired as a senior partner from both Booz Allen Hamilton and A.T. Kearney.
CEOs say they are still concerned with the volatility and uncertainty of global and domestic politics but find confidence in stable macroeconomic fundamentals and remain hopeful for progress on China-U.S. trade talks.