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Carbondale talk: ‘Wall Street vs. Main Street’

Post Independent staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Robert K. Steel

CARBONDALE – Robert K. Steel, the former CEO of Wachovia, is scheduled to be the next featured presenter in the ongoing series of Roaring Fork Cultural Council dialogues in Carbondale.

Steel will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder River Theatre, speaking and answering questions on the topic of “Wall Street versus Main Street.”

Steel is the former president and CEO of Wachovia Corp. He joined the board of directors of Wells Fargo upon its merger with Wachovia, and served as under secretary of the treasury for domestic finance for two years during the George W. Bush administration.

Previous to that appointment, Steel spent nearly 30 years with Goldman Sachs in Chicago, London and New York. He retired from the firm as vice chairman. He is currently the chairman of The Aspen Institute board of trustees.

Steel’s visit is the second this year in a series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College and the Thunder River Theatre.

The council brings nationally and internationally known figures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and ecological issues in their areas of expertise.

Among those scheduled to speak in Carbondale later this year are former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The Thunder River Theatre is located at 67 Promenade, a half-block south of the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center.

Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information, visit

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