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Redemption, Inc.

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The discussion will cover the macro economic importance of and obstacles to growing the domestic labor force.  Fifth Third’s work has concluded that three social ills have been present in the current cycle and depressed labor force participation to a degree never before seen in modern American economic history: long-term unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and the incarceration/recidivism cycle.  Fortunately, it is possible to bring marginalized populations into the workforce.   Fifth Third’s observations of pioneering for-profit business owners have led them to develop a model of a “second-chance society” that could provide a productive path forward.  Finally, Mr. Korzenik will contrast the challenges of implementing this model against the costs of inaction.  

Speaker Bio:

Jeff Korzenik is chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall client investment strategy.​

For more than 30 years, Jeff has been a thought leader in the investment industry. A regular guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and Bloomberg, Jeff’s writings on economics and public policy have been published in Barron’s, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune and other periodicals. He has been quoted in publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. A leading expert on private sector models for the re-employment of ex-offenders, Jeff is a sought-after public speaker; he has presented at the Detroit Economic Club, national conferences of the American Bankers Association, the AICPA and for numerous other organizations. Jeff was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an expert witness on the use of commodity indexes by pensions and other institutional investors.



Jeff earned both a bachelor’s degree in economics and a certificate of proficiency in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.


Professional and Civic:

A passionate supporter of cultural organizations, Jeff serves as a trustee of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and as an overseer of the Peabody Essex Museum.​

Event Type

Society; Educational; Featured

Education Topic


Start Time

11/20/2019 12:00 PM

End Time

11/20/2019 1:30 PM

Event City

Grand Rapids

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Event Country

United States

Event Region


Location Info

University Club
111 Lyon Street Northwest
Grand Rapids. MI 49503


Jeff Korzenik

CE Credits

1 credit

SER Credit




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Event Short Info

The discussion will cover the macro economic importance of and obstacles to growing the domestic labor force.


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