Distinguished Journalist Tops Today's Presentations
British economic journalist Stuart Varney delivered this year's general session keynote presentation, "The New Realities of the Global Economy," at 7:45 a.m. today. Varney joined FOX News Channel's business team in 2004 and has been a regular contributor to the network's programming on shows such as "Your World with Neil Cavuto," "Bulls & Bears," and "Cashin' In."
Before joining FOX, he contributed to business programming on CNN and co-anchored its "Moneyline News Hour." His reporting and analysis of the stock market crash of 1987 helped earn CNN a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism.
According to ASSE, he will bring the same insight to Safety 2009, focusing his wide-ranging acumen on the new administration and today's economic conditions.
Later today, occupational safety and health leaders from the new administration themselves will share insights with conference attendees at the afternoon plenary session. Invited panelists will address the key issues and concerns of SH&E professionals on the activities and impact of the regulatory, standards development, and compliance assistance efforts of the federal government and respond to questions from ASSE's moderator.