Jim Cramer of CNBC and The Street to be keynote speaker for SABEW 50th anniversary gala

Posted By Spring Eselgroth


PHOENIX — Television personality, business news entrepreneur and author Jim Cramer will be keynote speaker at SABEW’s 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 6.

“Cramer is an iconic figure who has contributed greatly to business journalism,” says Jill Jorden Spitz, SABEW president and assistant managing editor/business of the Arizona Star.

About 350 persons will attend the black-tie-optional gala at the historic Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington.  Conference goers will attend the gala as part of registration to the conference, which will be held at the Marvin Center at George Washington University. Tickets to the gala only are $150, and tables of 10 are $1,450.

Proceeds benefit SABEW’s educational outreach, and a portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of American Public Media’s Marketplace, will be master of ceremonies for the event.

Cramer, a fixture as a CNBC commentator and host of “Mad Money,” founded the acclaimed business journalism outlet, TheStreet.com, in 1996.  He is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. His compounded rate of return was 24 percent after all fees for 15 years at Cramer Berkowitz. He retired from his hedge fund in 2001.

He’s the author of  six books, including his most recent, “Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even,” published in 2009.  He’s a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard School of Law.

Cramer joins a bevy of top names at the 50th anniversary conference, including Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve;  Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL and David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget.

(For more information about SABEW, contact Warren Watson, executive director, at 1-602-496-5186.  You can email him at watson@sabew.org.)

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