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Alfred West Alfred P. West, Jr.

Alfred P. West, Jr. is Chairman of the American Business Conference and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEI, the Oaks, Pennsylvania-based financial services company he founded in 1968.

SEI is a leading global provider of outsourced asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth.

Mr. West received his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers and Chairman of the Board of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at Wharton.

In 2002, the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group presented Mr. West with the Raymond Rafferty Entrepreneurial Excellence Award which recognizes "an individual who has founded a successful venture-backed company and has greatly influenced a specific industry with pioneering ideas." In 2011, he was recognized by Strategic Insight, a business intelligence provider to the worldwide fund industry, as one of the 60 most influential "Visionaries of the Modern Era of the Mutual Fund Industry."

John Endean John Endean

John Endean is President of the American Business Conference (ABC).

Mr. Endean is primarily responsible for working with ABC’s CEO members in forming the organization’s policy positions and communicating those positions to diverse audiences.

A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Endean holds advanced degrees in history and American Studies from Yale University where he served as an instructor in modern American political and economic history. Prior to joining ABC, he worked in the Washington office of CBS, Inc.

As president of ABC, Mr. Endean has worked with leading members of Congress and White House staff on issues as diverse as corporate governance and the capital markets, international trade and investment policy, fundamental tax reform, litigation reform, saving incentives, accounting standards, and financial reporting. Mr. Endean is the author of a number of business and policy-related monographs on such topics as international competitiveness, international intellectual property protection, the distributional implications of fundamental tax reform, stock options accounting, the proxy process and director elections, and securities litigation reform.