Desiree Maruca is the Associate Director at the Group of Thirty, an independent global body comprised of economic and financial leaders from the public and private sectors and academia. In this position, she heads various aspects of the organization’s program development, event planning, and fundraising, as well as coordinates the study groups and publications of the members. Desiree earned her Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Global Business and Transatlantic Trade from The School of International Service at The American University in Washington, DC. She also holds a BA in International Studies from American University, studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium and concentrating her work on the European Union. Prior to joining the Group of Thirty, Desiree worked at AU Abroad as the Financial Coordinator and Incoming International Student Advisor, managing financial affairs, event planning, and program coordination with institutions around the globe. She previously had experience working with The European Institute in Washington and TechAmerica Europe in Brussels.
The National Economists Club encourages the exchange of ideas on economics, business, and policy through meetings featuring high-profile speakers.
Members, mostly from around the nation’s capital, hail from business, government, academe, nonprofits, and international organizations. Luncheons, receptions, and other events are also designed for socializing and networking. NEC is affiliated with the National Association for Business Economics, is nonpartisan, and takes no policy positions