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Where Have All the Dollars Gone? Currency Flows, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and the Global Economy


Mr. Steve Mannell
CFO, AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust
Steve Mannell is the CFO at AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust (AWM&T), a subsidiary he helped launch in 2012 of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association, which has been ensuring the financial security and independence of members of the military community since 1879. AWM&T is a Fayetteville based, North Carolina chartered trust company that provides comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and trust services to AAFMAA members. 
Prior to joining AAFMAA, Steve was the CFO at Strategic Solutions Unlimited (SSU), a rapidly growing company with offices in two downtown Fayetteville locations and a mission to provide the U.S. Department of Defense and national agencies the best intelligence support available. 
Steve retired in 2009 as the Chief of Plans and Operations at the U.S. Army Special Forces Command. His Army assignments included service as an assistant professor of economics at West Point. He holds degrees in Economics from West Point, Public Policy from Harvard, and Business Administration from Duke University.
Steve lives in Fayetteville, NC with his wife, Megan, their three children, and several rescue dogs and cats.  Steve serves on community boards and commissions and leads the Special Forces Scholarship Fund, which he helped launch in 2011.  In his spare time, Steve enjoys bicycling, tennis, and spending time with his family, and he is struggling to learn to golf.
LTC Lou Bono
Member of the U.S. Foreign Service and Student at the National Defense University's Eisenhower School
Louis Bono is a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and is currently studying at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  He recently served on the National Security Council Staff as the Director for European Union, Southern European and European Economic Affairs.  Prior to that, he was the Director of the Office of Economic Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  A native of New York, he is a graduate of Pace Univ. School of Law, with a certificate in environmental law, and Manhattanville College.  He has served overseas in Basrah, as the Director of the U.S. Regional Office; at the U.S. Mission to the EU; and the U.S. Embassies in Berlin and Islamabad.  Other assignments include the Office of the Undersecretary for Economic Affairs and the U.S. Mission to the UN.  He has received several State Department awards including two for heroism.  In 2011, he was elected Chairman of APEC’s Economic Committee.  Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was an assistant attorney general for the State of New York and served in the Army.  He is currently a member of the Army Reserves and is assigned as an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy.  He and his wife have four children.