NABE Speakers Bureau

The NABE Speakers Bureau is a listing of NABE members willing to give speeches to organizations. The speakers listed here have agreed to be on the list, and they may require expense reimbursement, an honorarium, or both. Though every effort has been made to accurately reproduce listings, NABE makes no guarantees thereof. The individual and/or organizations cited are responsible for the information contained in each listing, and are acting independently of NABE. They should be contacted for further details. To add yourself to the list, send an email to nabe@nabe.com.

Speakers are listed alphabetically by last name

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Patrick L. Anderson, Principal with Anderson Economic Group, is available to speak on economics and policy topics including the U.S. vs. world economies; automotive industry; and tax and regulatory policy. He has over 85 published articles and is a former State of Michigan executive. May require honorarium & travel expenses. Contact panderson@AndersonEconomicGroup.com, or call 517.374.2596.

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Frank Badillo is Director of Research at MacroSavvy LLC. Frank has been a trusted adviser to Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years. As an applied economist with a unique range of quantitative and communication skills, Frank has a unique and proven ability to reconcile macro trends. His work has helped clients understand the key factors shaping household behavior nationally as well as globally—especially in retail, shopper, and CPG markets. For more, see Frank’s profile on LinkedIn. He can be reached at Frank@macrosavvy.com or at 804.554.1984.

Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist with The Economic Outlook Group, LLC, based in Princeton, NJ.  He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and international economy, and for quantifying the threat of upcoming geopolitical eruptions. Mr. Baumohl’s insights, accurate forecasts and sense of humor have made him a sought out international speaker.  His projections are widely quoted in the global press and he served as a regular commentator on television’sNightly Business Report.  Aside from his role as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl is on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, where he lectures on how economic indicators can be used as a business forecasting tool to non-economists.   He is the author of the best-selling book, The Secrets of Economic Indicators (Wharton School Publishing/Pearson), and was an award-winning economic journalist with TIME magazine, who covered the White House, Congress and Wall Street. If you would like to schedule Mr. Baumohl to speak at your event, please contact us directly (609-529-1300), or Email: sharon_lazard@EconomicOutlookGroup.com.

Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist and Executive Managing Director for Global Insight. In this capacity, he manages Global Insight's Global Macroeconomics Group and is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, and emerging markets. He is fluent in several languages. As Global Insight's chief spokesperson on the macroeconomic outlook, as well as global opportunities and risks, Behravesh is called upon to do frequent presentations for business groups, including senior executives and boards of directors. Contact 781-860-6483
nariman.behravesh@globalinsight.com.

Dr. Roger Brinner is a Managing Director and Chief Economist of The Parthenon Group, a strategic management consulting and principal investment firm. RogerB@Parthenon.com Roger is well known as an expert economist and articulate speaker on topics such as the economic outlook, financial market patterns, corporate growth strategy, and government policy. He counsels leading industrial, financial, and government clients on economic issues specifically relating to their growth and strategies. Anheuser-Busch, Emerson, Invensys, McGraw-Hill, Renaissance Technologies, and Thomson are long-standing clients. Dr. Brinner has often testified before Congress and he is frequently quoted in the media.

Andrew B. Busch is the Global FX Market Strategist for BMO Capital Markets' Investment Banking Division in Chicago.  He is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events.  Andy accurately called the Democratic takeover of Congress a full year in advance.  Mr. Busch consults with the staffs from the US Treasury, Congress, and the White House on economic and market issues on a regular basis.  Recently, he went to the White House to discuss current US dollar policy and China.  Andy appears every Friday on CNBC's The Bell with Maria Bartiromo. Andy writes a weekly column that appears on the Canada's Globe and Mail.  His book, World Event Trading is available on Amazon. Reach him at andrew.busch@bmo.com and 312-845-2879     

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Kathleen M. Camilli was most recently Tucker Anthony's Director of Economic Research, responsible for providing daily input to both the fixed income and equity sides of the firm on the outlook for the U.S. economy and interest rates. She has received numerous accolades and recognition for her accurate forecasting. Wall Street Journal: top five best overall economic forecasters in both 2000 and 2001; Business Week: number one performing economic forecaster in 1999. Kathleen is widely quoted in the financial press, including the WSJ, New York Times, USA Today, and appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Nightly Business Report, Reuters Financial TV, CBS Marketwatch, and Bloomberg Business News. Ms. Camilli is a contributor to the Blue Chip Financial Forecasts. Topics: Economics, Finance, Financial Markets Traveling from NY, Fee Range: Upon request. 917-363-3609; camnow@msn.com

Joseph E. Cater, III, Ph.D. & MBA Chief Economist/President of Market-Economics.com will speak on a variety of regional and national economic trends as they effect business decision-making. Expert housing market forecaster and intimate knowledge of the mortgage capital markets and Fed watcher. Strong expertise in diversity and emerging market trends. Contact:JosepehCater@netscape.net or web site: http://www.Market-Economics.com

Gary E. Clayton, Ph.D., professor of economics at Northern Kentucky University, is available to talk about the use and interpretation of the everyday economic statistics that define our overall economic well-being. He is the author of several best-selling texts, has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and was a guest commentator for Marketplace on American Public Radio. He was also a National Council on Economic Education award winner, and recently received a year 2000 Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education from the Freedoms Foundation. Please contact Dr. Clayton through his website at www.EconSources.com

Bill Conerly speaks on the economic outlook and investment strategy with humor and common-sense explanations. He has the unique combination of a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and over 30 years’ experience helping companies adapt to changing economic conditions. He has worked in economics and corporate planning at two Fortune 500 corporations and at a major bank, where he was senior vice president. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Companies have used Dr. Conerly’s consulting expertise to help with decisions regarding capital expenditures, inventory levels, expansion into new markets, pricing, business models, and financial structure. He has given over 1300 speeches in four countries and 31 states. Website includes video, recent clients,  and testimonials. Dr. Conerly is the only NABE member who is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speaker’s Association. Author of two business books. Visit www.ConerlyConsulting.com or call 503-785-3485 for fees and availability.

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James Diffley is Managing Director of Global Insight’s U.S. Regional Services Group, with overall responsibility for Regional Services, including the Regional Core Macroeconomic Service and the Global Insight Real Estate & Construction Service. Since 1998, he has supervised the quarterly economic forecast of the 50 states and over 300 metropolitan areas of the United States. He regularly makes presentations of these regional economic forecasts and analysis to clients, conferences, governmental bodies, and the press. Contact 610-490-2642
james.diffley@globalinsight.com.

Dr. Mark Dotzour is the Chief Economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Finance at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He has been at the Real Estate Center since August, 1997 and has published 44 articles. He has given over 350 presentations in the US, Australia, China and Slovakia. His comments have been published in the Wall Street Journal , USA Today and Business Week. As a real estate economist, he specializes in making presentations about the outlook for supply and demand conditions in commercial and residential real estate markets. Contact at www.dotzour.com.

Shawn G. DuBravac, CFA is the lead economist for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) where he directs CEA’s economic analysis.  In this capacity he is responsible for handling analysis of the economy as it relates to the consumer electronics industry including forecasting future economic activity, econometric studies, examining trade flows, and ascertaining relative health of the industry.  DuBravac also provides quantitative support for CEA’s legislative initiatives.  He is available to speak on trends in technology as well as the interplay between technology, legislation, and the economy.   Contact at sdubravac@ce.org .    

Robert A. Dye Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank.  He leads the Comerica Economics Department, which provides research and analysis vital to Comerica and its customers, as well as business leaders and policy makers throughout the country. Dye provides commentary and research on the U.S. economy and the economies of California, Texas, Arizona Florida and Michigan – Comerica’s primary markets.  He publishes a monthly U.S. economic update and quarterly regional economic updates targeting key metropolitan statistical areas within Comerica’s footprint. His other regular publications include state-level economic indexes, daily economic alerts and the Comerica Economic Weekly.  Dye is frequently quoted in national, regional and local media.  You can follow him on Twitter @Comerica_Econ. Reach him atradye@comerica.com and 214 462-6839.

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Robert Fry is Chief Economist of Robert Fry Economics LLC. In his 30 years at DuPont, Robert gave more than 800 presentations on the economic outlook to senior management, business teams, customers, and trade associations. Virtually every company and trade association to which he spoke invited him back for repeat engagements. His target audiences include manufacturing companies that make or use chemicals and polymers, the trade associations to which they belong, and the financial analysts who follow them. As part of the DuPont Economist's Office, Robert has been recognized as among the top forecasters by Bloomberg, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2005, they won the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, making the DuPont Economist's Office the only three-time winner of the award. Contact robertcfryjr@yahoo.com.

William F. Ford, Ph.D. is a NABE director and past CEO of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. A frequent guest on CNBC-TV; CNNfn-TV and other major business media, he is noted for his clear explanations of the current economic situation, Fed policy and banking topics. See his bio www.mtsu.edu/~wfford or call 615/898-2889. Email wfford@mtsu.edu.

Tom Fullerton holds the Wells Fargo Professorship at the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Economics & Finance.  His areas of expertise include regional economics, Latin American political economy, and national economic trends.  Contact via tomf@utep.edu or 915-747-7747.

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Stephen R. Ganns, President, G-3 Advisors, Inc., heads the strategic advisory services offered to pension funds and government agencies. He has over 30 years of real estate experience in the acquisition, management, restructure/workout and financing arenas. During his career, Mr. Ganns has been involved in numerous projects on behalf of partnerships, attorneys and clients. Mr. Ganns leads affiliations/relationships with financial leaders and academic institutions including the Federal Reserve, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, the Group of Thirty, and the U.S. Senate. Contact steve.ganns@g3-advisors.com or 713-851-3328.

Peter M. Gioia is economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association , the state's largest business organization. Gioia manages CBIA's research department, which provides economic and policy analyses and survey research assistance. He tracks Connecticut's economy through the CBIA quarterly economic survey and the CBIA-Connecticut Association of Purchasing Management survey, and special purpose surveys. Gioia is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He is quoted over five hundred times a year in the media. He is a past president and member of the Hartford Area Business Economists, a member of NABE, and a board member of the MetroHartford Economic Growth Council. Contact him at gioiap@cbia.com.

James Goldberg is the President of Goldberg Economic Advisors: an economic and investment counseling firm in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Goldberg has almost forty years experience in the economic and investment forecasting field. About half of his professional career was spent at the Trust Company of the West in Los Angeles, a $225 billion institutional and investment management company, where among is various assignments he headed their Fixed Income and Economic Departments. He is past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of NABE and was a NABE director. He is a skilled and entertaining public speaker on the subject of the macro economic outlook and its effects on the stock and bond markets. Please contact him at jm.goldberg@adelphia.net.

David [Dave] I. Goldenberg, Ph.D. is available to speak on a wide variety of business economic topics in south Florida. His 40+ years as a business economist include line positions with P&L responsibility in several industrial corporations, consulting to major US and oriental firms in strategic planning and special projects, and a few directorships. He has a knack for handling technically and politically difficult situations and deriving practical insights from them as well as using humor to present his recommendations clearly and memorably. Dave’s a published author with large collections of economic jokes and experience-based spin-crash-and-burn stories. Contact him at: FORENSIC.BIZ.ECON@DAVIDIGOLDENBERGPHD.COM OR 561-731-1448.

John C. Goodman, President of the National Center for Policy Analysis speaks worldwide on: health care, Social Security and other entitlement programs. Author of seven books, including Economics of Public Policy, a widely used college textbook, and Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis. Member of the Washington Speakers Bureau. E-mail jcgoodman@ncpa.org or call 972-386-6272.

Ernest Goss is currently the Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics at Creighton University. He has published over eighty research studies focusing primarily on economic forecasting and on the statistical analysis of business and economic data. His forthcoming book, Russian Economic Conditions and Support for Market Reform will be published by Greenwood Press in 2003. He is the past president of the Omaha Association of Business Economics. Goss produces a monthly business conditions index for the nine state Mid-American region and the three state Mountain region. Survey results are availble at www.outlook-economic.org. Contact at:(402) 280-4757; ernieg@creighton.edu.

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Richard Hastings is a well known speaker on the consumer universe and broader economic and credit market issues. He currently serves as Consumer Strategist with investment banking firm, Global Hunter Securities, LLC. He is a frequent speaker at major consumer industry conferences nationally. Subjects include retail sector performance trends; consumer spending and product market share shifts; credit market and interest rate direction; construction and housing; supplier-retailer dynamics; and broader equity and forex market forecasts. He has appeared frequently on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has also been cited in major business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, Thomson Reuters, and Women's Wear Daily among many others. He serves as an economic advisor to the Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals and is a Certified Credit Executive with the National Association of Credit Management. Contact Richard at 949-335-0686 or rhastings@ghsecurities.com. Or visit his webpage, http://www.ghsecurities.com/pages/hastings.html

LaVaughn M. Henry is the Senior Director of Market Economics and Risk Analysis for The PMI Group, Inc., in the Economics & Corporate Strategy Department.  Dr. Henry counsels PMI’s senior executive team on the outlook for the housing and mortgage markets, primarily with a focus towards price trends and geographic market risk.  He is a highly accomplished public speaker and regularly presents to various industry, government, and other professional organizations across the country.  Prior to working at PMI, Dr. Henry was the Director of Midwest Regional Communications at Fannie Mae and has held senior economic positions in the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (formerly the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight), the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ford Motor Company.  Dr. Henry received both his Doctorate and Masters degrees from Harvard University in Economics.  More on Dr. Henry’s background can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/4/713/68a.  He can be contacted directly at 925-286-1407.

Paul Horne- Independent equity market economist focuses on trans-Atlantic issues. He retired in July 2001 as a Managing Director of Salomon Smith Barney in London (1998-2001). He had been Smith Barney’s chief international economist and Investment Policy Committee member based in Paris (1975 to 1998). Speaking in English, French or Italian, he is a member of NABE and the French and U.K. business economist associations. Key interests: equity market reforms and linkage; ECB, Fed and BoE policies; the USD-EUR exchange rate, and European-U.S. politics. He lives in Virginia and Paris. Contact at: Horne.JP@verizon.net ; tel: 1 703 684 8564 (Alexandria, VA) or 011 331 5624 4806 (Paris).

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Karr Ingham
is principal at InghamEcon, LLC, an economic and analysis firm in Texas specializing in regional/metro area economics and oil & gas energy economics.  He serves as the Consulting Petroleum Economist for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the nation's largest statewide oil and gas trade association with over 3,000 members, from the most prominent and important production state in the US.  He is the creator of the Texas Petro Index, a monthly upstream (exploration and production) activity index that measures the vitality of the state's oil & gas industry.  He is available to speak on the state of the Texas and US oil & gas exploration and production industry, its impact on the national economy as well as state and local economies, oil & gas markets and prices, and the relationship between global energy market conditions and activity levels in Texas and the US.

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Sara Johnson is Managing Director of the Global Macroeconomics Group at Global Insight (formerly DRI·WEFA). In this role, she helps Global Insight’s clients assess worldwide business and financial risks and opportunities. The Global Macroeconomics Group provides economic forecasts and analyses of over 150 countries as well as research studies of critical economic issues. She is also responsible for Global Insight’s Consumer Markets Service. Contact 781-860-6709
sara.johnson@globalinsight.com.

Lester Jones tracks the economic factors that impact the beer distribution industry and alcohol policy decisions at the federal, state and local levels. https://www.nbwa.org/resources/beer-numbers. He evaluates and develops primary industry data, including economic impact, tax impacts, sales and volume data. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in research, survey methodology and applied economics. He previously served as chief economist at the Beer Institute, where he developed and executed significant research initiatives that helped shape America’s beer industry. Jones also has become a respected public speaker, offering in-depth technical, analytical and quantitative expertise. Contact info: ljones@nbwa.org or 202-441-1752.

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Walter Kemmsies, PhD, is a Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL’s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group. In this role, Walter executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and airports throughout North America. He is also working to expand the U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group’s expertise to the infrastructure sector and assist both public agencies and investors in underwriting, financing and evaluating new investment vehicles and opportunities. Walter is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing as well as long term strategic planning/capital investment. Walter’s professional experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist. Contact at walter.kemmsies@am.jll.com or 908-324-3872.

Jack Kleinhenz, PhD, CBE, is CEO of Kleinhenz & Associates, a business and economic consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm specializes in industry studies, regional economics, labor market issues strategic planning and business plan development. Jack has over 20 years of broad-based experience working with a variety of firms including fortune 500 companies. He is known for translating economics and information into clear explanations and action. Jack speaks on business and regional economic issues and regularly called upon for his expertise by the local and national media. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Jack is chief economist and strategy advisor to the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the nation’s largest chamber of commerce. He is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition’s Advisory Group and a Corporate Director for Beverage Distributors, Inc, Cleveland, Ohio. A past president of the Cleveland Business Economists Club, Jack is a board member of NABE, currently teaches at Case Weatherhead School of Management and is a contributing economic forecaster to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Outlook Panel. Contact Jack at 216 321-9522 or jekleinhenz@prodigy.net.

Jed Kolko is Chief Economist and Vice President of Analytics at Trulia, the online real estate marketplace. He speaks regularly at conferences and to the media on housing market trends, and writes about how the macroeconomy, demographics, and housing policy are affecting the housing market. You can see his reports at trends.truliablog.com and his market commentary at twitter.com/jedkolko. Prior to Trulia, he led research programs at the Public Policy Institute of California and at Forrester Research, and he has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. Please contact him at jed@trulia.com

Stanley A. Kongnetiman,
M.Sc., MBA, CBE, is a Senior Economic Consultant with Kongnetiman & Associates Inc.  In this capacity he is responsible for economic analysis and forecasting, market intelligence and spend analytics.  Throughout his 20+ year career he has applied micro and macroeconomic theory, and system dynamics to provide solutions to clients.  He is available to speak on economic trends in the Canadian and U.S. economy in general and the North American energy industry in particular. Contact at stan100@shaw.ca.

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Russell Lamb speaks on current US economic conditions and on the outlook for the next one to two years.  Currently the Practice Director for the Washington office of Econ One Research, Dr. Lamb has 15 years experience as an economic analyst, forecaster, and speaker, including five years with the Federal Reserve. He has spoken to dozens of audiences comprised of business leaders, policymakers, and economists on the trends in the US economy. He uses everyday language in a simple and direct way to educate, and includes enough humor to keep audiences engaged and enjoying themselves.  He is available to speak nationwide. He can be reached at RLamb@econone.com or 202.783.7878.

Jack Lavery - Giving presentations of a domestic/global economic, financial markets, public policy nature is the heart of Lavery Consulting Group, L.L.C. Website: www.laveryconsulting group.com . The unique value-added specialization of LCG is not only the succinct, insightful economic/financial market research pieces, but particularly the presentaion giving capability with lively interactive Q & A. My focus is on the corporate/institutional side, with four basic examples of types of clients: 1. Speaking to groups of existing/prospective high net worth individual clients of financial service companies; 2. Presentations for senior management of a Corporate client; 3. Speaking at a forum of the Corporation's clients, or to an internal group, e.g., their sales-force; 4. Consulting services for small and mid-sized financial institutions. LCG can provide effective outsourcing of an economics/strategy effort. Presentations also provided to professional organizations. Office phone: 732-974-1946; Cellular: 609-731-6226; Office Fax: 732-974-3140. E-mail address: jlavery@laveryconsultinggroup.com

Irving Leveson, President of ForecastCenter.com, (732-833-0380 Leveson@forecastCenter.com ), speaks on economics, business strategy and public policy for business and professional audiences. His scope is both global and national and often involves dealing with complex social as well as economic issues. His industry expertise includes information services, financial services and health. Dr. Leveson has served as Senior Vice President and Director of Research of Hudson Strategy Group and as Director of Economic Studies of Hudson Institute. Dr. Leveson holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. His publications include American Challenges: Business and Government in the World of the 1990s. More information at www.forecastcenter.com.

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Dr. Bernard M. Markstein is President and Chief Economist, Markstein Advisors, an economic consulting company providing analysis and forecasts of the national economy and construction activity. Previously, Dr. Markstein was U.S. Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data (now CMD) where he analyzed, commented on, and forecasted construction spending. Before that, Dr. Markstein was Senior Economist and Vice President, Economic Forecasting and Analysis, for the National Association of Home Builders, providing analysis on national and regional housing issues, on developments and trends in the multifamily housing market, and on the forces affecting building materials prices. Dr. Markstein has also held positions as Chief Economist for Meridian Bancorp, Inc. based in Reading, PA., as manager of the Financial Forecasting Service for Chase Econometrics (now IHS Global Insight), and as Assistant Professor at Temple University's Department of Finance in the School of Business. Dr. Markstein has appeared on Bloomberg Business, CNBC, Fox Business, and Nightly Business Report (PBS). Dr. Markstein received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University. Contact: bmarkstein@verizon.net, 301-588-5190.

TJ Marta, Founder and Chief Market Strategist of Marta on the Markets LLC, delivers incisive, engaging presentations regarding developed country currencies, interest rates and the US economy. His expert analysis stems from years of experience serving in roles as a fixed income strategist, FX strategist and trading floor economist at two of the largest banks in the industry. Whether as a keynote speaker or part of a panel discussion, Marta will provide a clear, thought-provoking message that will help make your function memorable and meaningful for you and your clients. Contact TJ at TJ@MartaontheMarkets.com or (908) 317-0202.

Will McIntosh is Global Head of Research for USAA Real Estate Company, a real estate investment management firm with over $15 billion under management.  Will speaks on the economic and capital markets outlook and focuses on commercial real estate investment strategy.  He has a combination of a Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate and over 25 years of experience with several of the leading global real estate investment management firms.   Dr. McIntosh has served as Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Finance at the University of Cincinnati and on the faculty of several other major research universities.  He is a past president of the American Real Estate Society and the Real Estate Research Institute and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.  Dr. McIntosh has published extensively on real estate related topics and speaks regularly at various leading industry conferences and private meetings.  Contact at will.mcintosh@usrealco.com or (210) 641-8416.

Janemarie Mulvey, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized expert on health care costs and financing, long-term care, retirement and workforce issues with over 20 years of experience. She is an award-winning author and her research findings have also played an important role in the public policy debate. Dr Mulvey has testified before both House and Senate Committees on topics including pension reform, the impact of private long-term care insurance on future Medicaid expenditures, and health care costs and retirement behavior of the baby-boomers. She is currently Director of Economic Affairs for the College of American Pathologists. Prior positions included Director of Research for the American Council of Life Insurers and Assistant Director of Watson Wyatt's Research Information Center. Early in her career, Dr. Mulvey was an economist at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center and for the AARP’s Public Policy Institute. Dr. Mulvey holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland. She can be reached at jmulvey@cap.org or (202)354-7110.

Christopher Murray is the President of Murray Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Frederick, Maryland. He is also the award-winning host of Your Financial Editor on WFMD 930 AM. His presentations focus on economic, geopolitical, and life events as they relate to your personal finances, including: retirement planning, asset protection and growth, and overall wealth strategies. He is frequently invited to speak in front of colleges, associations, and committees along the East Coast. Visit our website: www.murrayfinancialgroup.com, or contact our Director of Communications at: billie@murrayfinancialgroup.com or 301.682.9876.

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Mateo A. Perez is an economist and leader of the Mexico market initiatives at AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm. He specializes in transfer pricing, performance improvement strategy and due diligence, and fraud and dispute investigations. His prior experience encompasses leading roles at EY, MSCI, the United Nations Office at Geneva, Vanderbilt University (MA Economics, 2011) and the Central Bank of Mexico, and has published academic and opinion articles in the US and Mexico. Mateo has been featured as one of Dallas business leaders in the magazine Latino Leaders (July/August 2015), and is fluent in Spanish and French. He is available to speak on aligning transfer pricing policies to internal controls and sales strategies in organizations, as well as the business environment in Mexico, especially regarding FCPA and transfer pricing regulations. Mateo may be contacted at mperez@alixpartners.com or 214-924-9686.

Frantz R. Price
, Managing Director of Industry Practices at Global Insight, has over 25 years of experience in market and cost analysis and forecasting, as well as strategic planning. He is responsible for the range of industrial forecasting and consulting services that provide industry-focused information and solutions to the business and government communities. Price advises corporations and the government on the strategic implications for their specific operations of changes in the world economic environment. Clientele range from the major aerospace, automotive, chemicals, metals, telecommunications and railroad companies to defense contractors, equipment manufacturers, energy utilities, commercial banks, multinational consumer product groups, passenger airlines, governmental organizations and U.S. state and city governments. Contact 610-490-2676
frantz.price@globalinsight.com.

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Nela Richardson is Chief Economist of Redfin, a customer-first real estate brokerage. Nela is a well-known expert on real estate, housing policy and financial regulation.  Nela joins Redfin most recently from Bloomberg LP, where she was a Senior Economist with Bloomberg Government.   Nela is a former research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was a member of the CFTC's Dodd-Frank financial reform rulemaking team. Prior to her work at the CFTC, Nela was a researcher at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, a senior economist at Freddie Mac and a graduate intern at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Nela has taught economics and finance courses at both the University of Maryland and the John Hopkins Carey School of Business. Nela is also a frequent guest expert on national media including CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, CSPAN, APM's "Marketplace", and NPR and is a contributor to Forbes.   

 

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George L. Salis is Principal Sr. - Tax Compliance at Vertex, Inc.  He is an economist, lawyer, and tax professional, with over 24 years of international tax experience in international tax and trade compliance, tax planning and controversy, fiscal regulation, and tax economics consulting.  He specializes in the area of international economic law; including taxation, fiscal & economic policy, transfer pricing and trade regulation. George is an experienced analyst and advisor to senior executives in global companies and firms on matters of taxation, VAT, transfer pricing, macroeconomic policy, tax treaties, EU tax law, fiscal regulation, customs valuation & trade, information reporting and global regulatory compliance.  He is a graduate adjunct professor of tax law and economics at Texas A & M University Law School and at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, California.  He is the author of several articles related to international tax, economics, fiscal and tax policy, investment and global trade and finance.  He is an update author of LexisNexis’ U.S. Transfer Pricing Guide, 3rd Ed. George holds a BSc in Economics & Political Science (Hons- USNY), an LLB (Hons) (UoW- UK), an LLM (Hons) in International Tax Law (STU), LLM (Hons) in International Taxation and Financial Services MA (UBalt), GDip.Law in EU Law (Oxford DLE), and PhD (Union), in the US.  He is also a Certified Business Economist (CBE -NABE Charter).

Jason Schenker, ERP®, CFP®, CVA®
 is the President of Prestige Economics, a financial market research and consulting firm. Bloomberg News has ranked Mr. Schenker one of the most accurate forecasters in the world in 27 different categories since 2010, including U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls, the Euro, the Pound, Oil Prices, Natural Gas Prices, and Metals Prices. Mr. Schenker is also the author of the 2016 #1 Best Seller on Amazon, Recession-Proof: How to Survive and Thrive in an Economic Downturn. He authored the book Commodity Prices 101 in 2012. Mr. Schenker advises companies, industry organizations, and central banks. He also attends OPEC, Fed, and IEF meetings. He has also been a Guest Host of the show “Street Smart” on Bloomberg Television, and he frequently appears on CNBC. Mr. Schenker previously held roles at McKinsey and Company as a Risk Specialist, and at Wachovia as an Economist. He holds Master's Degrees in Economics and German. Mr. Schenker speaks frequently at conferences, and he is represented by multiple speaker bureaus, but he can also be booked directly at: jasonschenker@prestigeeconomics.com or +1 (512) 425 0670.

Dr. Ira Silver is the former Chief Economist and Director of Strategic Planning for JCPenney. Currently he is Associate Professor of Managerial Economics at the Neeley School of Business, a director of PMC Comercial Trust, and an Economic Consultant to the G7 Group. He is particularly noted for his economic outlook presentations to business groups. See www.buiness-econ.com. Contact: 972-964-7806, i.silver@tcu.edu.

Dr. John E. Silvia is Chief Economist and Managing Director with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. In this capacity, he manages the Economics Group and is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the bank as well as the investment banking and wealth management divisions. As Wells Fargo’s chief spokesperson on the macroeconomic and financial market outlook, John is called upon to do frequent presentations for business group, including senior executives and boards of directors. John is widely quoted in the financial press, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and appears regularly on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg Business News. John is a contributor to the Blue Chip Financial Forecasts. Topics: Economics, Finance, Financial Markets. His book Dynamic Economic Decision Making, published by Wiley is available on Amazon.com. Contact 704-374-7034.

Ken Simonson (simonsonk@agc.org, 703-837-5313) has 30 years' experience communicating to businesses, media and the public about policy, economics and more. His presentations receive high marks for clarity, insight, relevance-and humor. He is Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America; past president, National Economists Club; and a business magazine columnist.

Robert Sinche is a global macro investment professional with extensive experience in global economic, investment and financial market analysis, with a specific focus on the interaction of economic and financial market developments. He appears as an economics and financial market commentator on Bloomberg TV and radio, CNBC and Fox Business News. Currently he is an independent analyst of Global Economic and Foreign Exchange developments while also consulting as Global Strategist with Amherst Pierpont Securities, analyzing global economies and markets. From 2010-12 Bob was Managing Director, Global Head of FX Strategy at RBS Securities where  he was responsible for setting the global macroeconomic backdrop for currency analysis, including development of economic and currency forecasts. Prior employment included years leading Global FX and Rates Strategy teams and Managing Global Fixed Income portfolios for global investment organizations. Early in his career he served as Chief Economist at Bear Stearns.  He holds a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. – ABD in economics from Brown University.

Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift is chief economist and senior director at the American Chemistry Council in Arlington, Virginia where he is responsible for economic and other analyses dealing with policy issues as well as the business environment and the benefits of chemistry. The Council represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. Council members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. Dr. Swift specializes in making presentations about the outlook for the global chemical industry (and economy) as well as changing energy dynamics and globalization. Contact 703-741-5932 or kevin_swift@americanchemistry.com

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Stephen J. Taddie, CBE, CFM  is the Managing Partner & Economist for Stellar Capital Management.  His primary responsibilities involve establishing the firm's economic outlook and forecast, using that research to provide input to the Investment Committee regarding asset allocation, sector, and industry weighting decisions for stocks, and yield curve analysis for bonds. He has over 30 years of professional experience in the investment field, and goes behind the economic headlines to analyze trends, opportunities and risks as they apply to the investment markets and businesses. He is a Panelist for the national forecast, NABE Outlook and the regional forecast, Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast. He is a member of the State of Arizona Legislative Finance Advisory Committee, a member and Past President of the Arizona Economic Round Table, a member and Past President of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, a member of the National Association for Business Economists (NABE), the CFA Institute, and serves as an Arbitrator for FINRA.  He has authored numerous articles, been quoted by various publications, and has spoken frequently on those applied economics subjects.  Mr. Taddie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has earned The Certified Business Economist™ (CBE™), which is the certification in business economics, and data analytics developed and owned by the National Association for Business Economics, and the Certified Financial Manager (CFM), which is the certification in financial management issued by the Merrill Lynch Institute, Donald T. Regan School of Advanced Financial Management.
Contact Information: phone: 602-778-0307, email: staddie@stellarmgt.com, web site: www.stellarmgt.com.

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Chris Varvares is President of Macroeconomic Advisers, a company he co-founded with Joel Prakken and Laurence Meyer in 1982. Macroeconomic Advisers (MA) is a two-time winner of the Blue Chip Annual Economic Forecasting Award and is widely regarded as among the most accurate forecasters of the U.S. economy. Mr. Varvares has roughly 25 years of experience in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis. Prior to joining MA he was on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (1981-1982). Mr. Varvares isPesidentr of NABE, a member and former President of the St. Louis Chapter of NABE, and is a member of the American Economic Association. He participates as a guest panelist for the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers, serves as a member of Time Magazine's Board of Economists, is a member of New York State's Economic Advisory Board, has been a panelist for the World Economic Forum and is widely quoted in the financial and business press and frequently appears on financial news programs. For additional information: www.macroadvisers.com or varvares at macroadvisers.com.

J. Antonio Villamil is a former US Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, and a sought-after professional speaker with twenty-five years of experience as a business economist. Tony speaks frequently on Latin American economic issues, the growing US-Hispanic market, and on the Florida economy. He is the founder and CEO of The Washington Economics Group, Inc., which provides customized economic consulting, corporate training and professional speaking services. Contact Tony directly atjavillamil@weg.com for additional information.

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Anne Ramstetter Wenzel, Principal with Econosystems, will speak to your organization about the San Francisco Bay Area economic outlook. Ms. Wenzel is an economist, author and market research consultant who provides entrepreneurs, corporations and professionals with strategic economic and market information for use in business decision making and long-term planning. Phone: 1-866-200-9650 or awenzel@Econosystems.comwww.Econosystems.com

Dr. Wayne Winegarden, Chief Economist Sterling International, is available to speak on economic and policy trends. Dr. Winegarden manages the firm's industry-based macroeconomics and leads the company's research efforts. The firm's research examines the impact on industries from current macroeconomic, policy and regulatory trends as well as tailored market and industry analyses; and presents the research findings to clients, conferences, and in the media including Bloomberg News and CNN-fn. Dr. Winegarden has also worked for policy and trade associations and is a Lecturer in Economics at Marymount University. Wayne Winegarden, Ph: 703.795.9864 Email: winegarden@sterling-world.com

Dr. William T. Wilson is managing director and chief economist for Keystone Business Intelligence India. Dr. Wilson has presented hundreds of speeches to business, civic and social organizations over the past decade. He is a popular speaker that makes economics fun and understandable to the general public and business groups. Dr. Wilson is one of the most visible business economists in the country and can be seen or heard on national and local television (e.g., CNBC, CNNfn) or radio on a regular basis discussing the economic issues of the day. His personal web site: www.william-wilson.com . Topics: Macroeconomic and financial conditions. India. Globalization. Contact: William.wilson@keystone-india.com or call 312-943-7764.

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Harold York is the director of Market Analysis at Reliant Energy. This team uses market fundamentals to develop fuel market strategies and improve decision-making around the company's power generation and pipeline assets. With over 12 years of experience along the entire energy value chain he provides a unique perspective on market trends around hydrocarbon fuels and power generation. York has published papers on a wide variety of topics including natural gas market dynamics, local and national economic impacts of large-scale petroleum projects, and international capital tax competition. He is considered an expert on the likelihood and impact of growing LNG imports into developed markets. Contact 713-497-7117 or HYork@Reliant.com




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