A continuing tradition is the “Distinguished Speakers Series.” Throughout the year, St. Matthew's hosts leaders speaking on their field of expertise covering a variety of topics. Past speakers include Dana Reeve; Librarian of Congress James Billington; the CEOs of Lucent and Saks Fifth Avenue; former White House Press Secretary, Ari Fleischer; and Senior Fellow at Yale and economist Stephen Roach; executive search consultant Russell Reynolds; author Sally Bedell Smith; and former ambassador to Korea Donald Gregg.  In 2013-14, the series hosted author Jeffrey Small, Joel Seligman, CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital, venture capitalist and internet entrepreneur David Pakman and famed Fortune Magazine journalist Carol Loomis.

The Series is presented as a community service and the public is welcome.  Refreshments are served in the Fellowship Room at 7:30, with the program beginning at 7:45.

For the year 2014-15, we were pleased to present two more outstanding speakers. 

  • On November 6, Gregory J. Fleming, the President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, spoke on Nov. 7 on "The Global Economy: 5 Years after the Credit Crisis."
  • On February 3, foreign correspondent Jim Brooke, formerly Russian Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News and Voic of America and currently editor of the Khmer Times in Cambodia, spoke on "What Does Putin Want?"