In the world of finance, “having skin in the game” means that a player has put his own assets at risk to make a deal produce a profit. What assets does Vermont bring to the economic table? After a distinguished career on Wall Street, Bruce Lisman has some powerful ideas to share about how his native state can become an economic powerhouse.Lisman will speak on “How Vermont can Become its Own Version of an Economic Powerhouse Without Abandoning its Values,” on Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 5-6:30pm at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center – Diamond Ballroom. There is no charge and reservations are not required. His talk is part of the Sheraton Economic Series 2010 presented by the Ethan Allen Institute.After a long and sparkling career in international finance, native Vermonter Bruce Lisman retired in 2009 as Chairman of the JP Morgan Chase Global Equity Division.He has served as a Director on the boards of Vermont’s National Life Group, Merchant Bancshares, the Shelburne Museum, American Forests, CVPS, and Pace University. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and has served as Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees.