7Sisters, LLC Forums & Special Briefings


Mission Statement

7Sisters, LLC hosts numerous special briefings and interactive forums throughout the year for family offices and successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in a variety of industries throughout the world.  Participants derive value by engaging with others that have already achieved success and yet are still imbued with entrepreneurial spirit.  Speakers and participants exchange ideas and form new relationships as a result of the diversity of experience among attendees and their energy and creativity.  7 Sisters attracts participants who want to step out of their day-to-day environment and into a setting that stimulates new thinking and freshens perspective.


Events include the annual two-day Newport Global Summit held in Newport, Rhode Island each year since 2009 and smaller conferences and special briefings in and outside of the New York City.  Participation is by annual membership or event fee

Newport Global Summit

The Newport Global Summit is a two-day leadership retreat, held at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, in Newport, Rhode Island. The event brings together entrepreneurs and business leaders interested in sharing their knowledge and experience and to actively engage in a two day program with objectives to build long term business relationships. Guests include family and private business principals from around the world in a variety of industries. Institutional investors are also invited.  

For more on Newport Global Summit click here for website www.newportglobalsummit.com


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Hadi Al Alawi - Chairman and Founder, Al Hayat Group

Faris Al Obeid, Advisor to the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, State of Kuwait

Mohamed Al-Sharif, Ambassador of the League of Arab States

Michael Boyle, CEO, Boyle Energy

Frank Caprio, Former State Treasurer of Rhode Island

Lincoln Chaffee, Former Governor of State of Rhode Island

Katharine Cushing - Founder, Newport Global Summit & Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC

Morris DeFeo, Corporate Partner of Crowell & Moring, LLP

Mark Entwistle - Founding Partner, Acasta Capital overnor Lincoln Chaffee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island

Ambassador Lukman Faily, Iraq Ambassador to the US

Jose Fernandez, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economy, Business Affairs & Energy

Hani Findakly, Director, Clinton Group, Former President of ABANA

Lucien E. Forbes - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Forbes Energy LLC

Ambassador Debra Ford, Ambassador to Libya

David Hamod, President & CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Philip Howard - Chair - Common Good & Senior Counsel - Covington & Burling LL

Sanjay Hundiwala, Senior Vice President Alternative Investments United Gulf Management, US arm of

Ambassador Theodore Kattouf - President & CEO, AMIDEAST

Mark Kendell, CEO, EcoNova

Peter D Kiernan, CEO Kiernan Ventures

Robert Kennedy Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance

Ted Kennedy Jr., Connecticut State Senator

Rick Lear, Founder & CEO, Lear Investment Management

John LeBoutillier - Nationally Recognized Political Commentator

Ambassador John L. Loeb

Van McCormick, Founding Director, International Economic Alliance

John Messervey - President and Founder, National Family Business Council

Laura Osman, Managing Director, Concord International, Former President of ABANA

Ira Perlmuter - Managing Director, T5 Equities

Dr. Srini Pillay, CEO: NeuroBusiness Group

Hal Pontez - Owner & Founder, HPI LLC 

Arthur J. Santry III, Executive Managing Director, Principal, Cassidy Turley

Frank Savage - CEO, Savage Holdings  

Frank Sloan, President, Sloan Wealth Management

Stephen Kennedy Smith, Principal Park Agency - Kennedy Enterprises; Trustee - Joseph P Kennedy Foundation

James Smith - President, C&M International 

Ben Vaughan - Senior Managing Partner, Brookfield Asset Management & Chief Investment Officer, Brookfield in South America

Sheridan Snyder, CEO, Xcovery- Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman

David Weiner - Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman

Omar Wohabe, Partner, Wohabe Law Offices, Former President of ABANA

Mohamed Younes, Founder & CEO, Concord International Advisors

Nasser Zawia,  Professor, Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island

Peter B. Zwack - Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) & Former U.S. Senior Defense Official and Attache to Russian Federation