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Nov 20th, 2019 < back to events
22nd Annual Economic Forecast

22nd Annual Economic Forecast

Date: Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201 Get Directions

Event Description:

Please contact Lisa Bridston at lbridston@greaterspokane.org  to register with a student discount of $20 per student

Our final guarantee is due three days prior to the event.  Refunds will only be given for cancellations received three or more business days prior to the event.  Thank you!

 

ECONOMIST 

Dr. John Mitchell

Principal, M&H Economic Consultants

Dr. John Mitchell received a BA degree from Williams College and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Mitchell was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, and served as a Chief Economist and Western Region Economist for U.S. Bancorp for 25 years.

John and his wife, Carol live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  He enjoys biking, railroading, sea kayaking and his granddaughters.

ECONOMIST

Dr. Grant D. Forsyth

Chief Economist

Avista Corp

Dr. Grant Forsyth is the Chief Economist of Avista Corp. Before coming to Avista in 2012, he was a professor of Economics at Eastern Washington University from 1999-2012. He received his BA degree in Economics from Central Washington University (1988), his MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon (1990), and his PhD in Economics from Washington State University (1996). He also served on the Washington Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, The Citizen Commission for the Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences, and the Spokane Mayor’s Economic Advisory Roundtable.

ECONOMIST

Dr. Vange Ocasio Hochheimer

Associate Professor of Economics

Whitworth University

Dr. Ocasio joined the faculty at Whitworth University’s School of Business in 2011. She received her B.A. from Binghamton University in New York and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University. Her training includes specializations in International Trade and Finance and Economic Development. Her main research focus is in the areas of economic development and rural finance.

Dr. Ocasio won the Latina Leader of the Year award from the Latino Hope Foundation in 2016 and the 2018 Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist award from Spokane County United Way.

She has two young children, Noah and Luca and two dogs, Marvin and Milo.  She enjoys running, hiking, camping and skiing.  She is a devout Seattle Mariners and Whitworth Pirates fan!

MODERATOR

Steve Scranton

Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Economist

Washington Trust Bank

Steve is the Chief Investment Officer & Economist for Washington Trust Bank and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation with over 35 years of investment and economic experience.

As Washington Trust Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steve is responsible for management of the Portfolio Management Group and actively participates on committees within the bank to help design strategies and policies related to investments.

Steve serves as the economist for Washington Trust Bank and participates in public speaking engagements, as well as authoring multiple communications, to keep clients and the public informed of economic and investment market conditions. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Steve is a well-known speaker on the economic conditions and the world financial markets.

 

 

 

 

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