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The Economic Club of New York (ECNY) Fellows Program is a customized year-long program that introduces rising executives with great promise to thoughtful discussions and debates on the complex issues of the day, ranging from pressing economic, social, and political issues, public policy questions and corporate reporting issues to economic regulation, tech disruption, and much more. In addition to the annual Fellows program for participants living and/or working in the NYC Metro area (NY/NJ/CT), The Economic Club of New York now offers a virtual National Fellows Program, for the first time.

The exclusive Fellows-only programming includes intimate events with prominent Executives who are members of the Club who share their personal business insights in an open-discussion format, special networking for both the NYC and National Fellows Classes, the annual Economic Jeopardy competition, and the new Innovation and Social Impact Challenge. Additionally, all Fellows receive complimentary access to all virtual member events. NYC Fellows can network and enjoy attendance at occasional Club signature events where a special table is reserved for them, and they are given the opportunity to ask the first question(s) to the Guest Speaker at the Club’s Events. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will possess many new insights and a broader network of connections to expand their career growth and leadership impact and are offered the opportunity to apply for Membership in the Club at the appropriate level or for our Non-Resident Membership. All Fellows will become members of the Fellows Alumni Network with additional networking opportunities. NYC Fellows are also recognized by the entire membership at the end of the year dinner.

Qualifications to become an ECNY Fellows are:
• Rising executives in leadership roles
• Approximately 7-15 years experience with an impressive performance history
• Interest in a broad range of business sectors
• Reside and/or work in New York Metro Area
• Significant educational background
• Women and diverse candidates are encouraged 

Fellows must be sponsored by an ECNY Member, please contact the Membership Department at [email protected] for more information.


Testimonials from former Fellows:

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the 2022 ECNY Fellows program. Not only did I get a full year of amazing programming (the speakers and session were mind-expanding), I was able to network with and become friends with a fantastic cohort of people who are / will be the next-gen game changers. 

~ Marilyn McDonald, 2022 Fellow

The ECNY 2022 Fellows program has been a remarkable opportunity for a talented set of young, diverse professionals to gain access to the premier forum for economic dialogue that is the ECNY. Through a variety of exciting and engaging events, challenging group projects, and even a trivia competition, we Fellows not only bonded with one another but were able to glean insights from top business leaders and policymakers. The connections made during this year-long program will last a lifetime! I am so grateful for the lessons learned as a Fellow and for the warm welcome afforded us by the ECNY. In sum, I am doubly convinced of the crucial role the ECNY plays in not only hosting economic policy debates but in educating and enlightening the next generation of business leaders and economic policymakers. 

~ Tara Hariharan, 2022 Fellow

The ECNY Fellows program is an excellent way to expand your knowledge and your network. It gives you access to discussions and events with movers-and-shakers in business and government. The Fellows cohort brings together people from diverse and impressive backgrounds across many industries and professions. Through the Innovation Challenge, Fellows worked in small groups to come up with solutions to major societal problems, prepare a whitepaper, and present their ideas to an accomplished panel of judges. It was a great way to think outside the box and get to work side by side with other Fellows. 

~ Daniel Desatnik, 2022 Fellow

The 2024 Class is now closed. Applications for the 2025 Class will be available in October 2024. Please note there is no guarantee of admission to membership in the Club upon completion of the Fellows program. Fellows may apply with the support of Club member sponsor(s) to the Membership Committee for Associate Membership or Full Club Membership depending on their seniority and accomplishments to date. There is an administrative fee per Fellow, due upon submission of the application. This may be paid by the Sponsoring Member or the Fellow. 
For more information, please email [email protected].



Fellow Winners of the 2022 ECNY Innovation and Social Impact Challenge with ECNY Chair John Williams at the Club's 115th Anniversary Dinner.


ECNY 2023 Fellows at the New York Stock Exchange with John Tuttle, Vice Chairman at NYSE & President at NYSE Institute.

ECNY 2021 Fellows at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York with ECNY Club Chair and Fed President & CEO John C. Williams