NABE Chapters and Affiliates

NABE Chapters

Upcoming Chapter Events 

NABE members have formed dozens of local and student chapters across the US. Please see below for the complete list. Just like the national organization, NABE Chapters are comprised of those who use business economics in their work and seek to network with others in the field. Grow your network by getting involved with a NABE chapter.

No chapter in your area? NABE can help you form your own chapter, and below are some steps for getting startedGrow your network by getting involved with a NABE chapter. Contact Kristen McLauchlin, NABE Member Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] for more details.

Chapters by State





Alabama Economics Club
President: Kathy Deck 
[email protected]


University of Arkansas Economics Forum (Student Chapter)
President: Kathleen Robinson
[email protected]
Chapter Advisor: Logan Miller 
[email protected]



Los Angeles Chapter, NABE
Chartered October 18, 1968
Eduardo J Martinez 
[email protected]

Sacramento Economic Roundtable
Chartered September 26, 1984
President: Collin Weigel
[email protected]



Denver Association of Business Economists
Chartered May 3, 1968
President: Kate Watkins 

[email protected]

District of Columbia

National Economists Club
Chartered 1968
President: Desiree Maruca [email protected]



 Florida State University

Chapter Advisor: Simona Andrei
[email protected]
President: Garrett Coleman
[email protected]



Atlanta Economics Club
Chartered June 12, 1972
President: Megan Houck 

[email protected]



Honolulu Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 16, 1972
President: Lesley Gabrielle Harvey

[email protected]


New Orleans Regional Council for Business Economics
Chartered November 8, 1972
President: Brandon Bergeron
 [email protected]


NABE Boston
President: John Levin
[email protected]



St. Louis Gateway Chapter, NABE
Chartered June 12, 1972
President: Bill Emmons

[email protected]



Economic Club of Las Vegas
President: Ken Heck
[email protected]
[email protected]


New York

New York Association for Business Economics
Chartered November 17, 1970
President: Dana Peterson
[email protected]

North Carolina

Charlotte Economic Club
Chapter President: Steve Lindgren 
[email protected]


University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Chapter
President: Kendal Walker 
[email protected]

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Sarbaum
[email protected]



Cleveland Association for Business Economics

The Boler Economics Society, John Carroll University
President: Tina Besenfelder 
[email protected]

Chapter Advisor: Sokchea Slim 
[email protected]



Oklahoma Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 16, 1980
Russell Evans
[email protected]



Portland Chapter, NABE
Beau Whitney
[email protected]


Philadelphia Council for Business Economics
Chartered September 30, 1965
President: Michael Weiss 
[email protected]

Temple University Student Chapter
President: Owen Hurley
[email protected]

Faculty adviser: Donald Wargo
[email protected]



Middle Tennessee State University Student Chapter
President: Luisa Mattos
[email protected]



Austin Economics Association 
President: Jason Schenker 
[email protected]


DFW Association for Business Economics 
Chartered March 8, 1965
President: Laila Assanie
[email protected]

The Houston Economics Club 
Chartered November 13, 1967
President: Jordan Frisby
[email protected]

Rio Grande Economics Association
President: Kassandra Huhn 
[email protected]


San Antonio Business and Economics Society
Chartered February 22, 1994
President: Ruby Martinez-Berrier
[email protected]


University of Texas at Arlington Student Chapter
Chapter Advisor: Dr. Antonia Gkergki 
[email protected]


Richmond Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 25, 1981
President: Chuck Peterson
[email protected]
[email protected]


Virginia Commonwealth University Student Chapter
President: James Melton
[email protected]

Chapter Advisor: John Lightle
[email protected]


Seattle Economics Council 
Chartered January 15, 1968
President: Tom Goodwin
[email protected]
[email protected]



7 Steps to Founding a New NABE Chapter:

1) Contact NABE for a contact list of active NABE Members in your area to identify possible officers and members.

2) Identify a venue or host for Chapter Meetings. Most NABE Chapters meet over lunch either weekly, monthly or quarterly.

3) Identify a speaker for the inaugural Chapter Meeting (see the NABE Speakers Bureau).

4) Contact NABE to post the event on the NABE Chapter Events page.

5) Draft Chapter Bylaws, select officers, set regular meeting schedule. View sample bylaws

6) Write a formal letter to the NABE Board of Directors requesting official chapter status.

7) The Board will vote at the next meeting, and you will be notified of the decision.

Starting and Running NABE Student Chapters

A group of students at a college or university with an interest in business economics may form a NABE Student Chapter. The following links provide more information on forming and running a student chapter.

Sample Bylaws
(Adobe PDF File)

Affiliate Organizations

NABE has an affiliate relationship with the National Bureau of Economic Research. A NABE representative sits on the NBER board. In addition, the NBER conducts a session at the NABE Annual Meeting.

NABE has an affiliation with AUBER, the Association for University Business and Economic Research. AUBER and NABE jointly host the Economic Policy Conference.

NABE is also a member of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics. NABE Past President Maurine Haver and Robert Parker represent NABE on the COPAFS board.

International Affiliates

NABE is a member of IFABE, a federation of international business economics organizations. Here are sites from some of our IFABE sister organizations.

Canadian Association of Business Economists

Society of Professional Economists, UK

Asociacion Argentina de Economia Politica

Association Francaise des Economistes d'Entreprise

Australian Business Economists