Join your friends at SMPS Atlanta to hear Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham share insights about the coming year and the economic impact that Georgia and the southeast may see. Will construction sustain the current activity or is a slow down on the horizon?
Will we see continued rebound in the retail and corporate sectors?
Will we continue to see strong gains in catalyst sectors including information technology and healthcare?
What are the immediate and longer-term risks and uncertainties for the outlook?
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Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham is the Chief Economist for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). He joined MAC in July 2015 following a 30-year career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he served as vice president, senior economist, and regional executive. His deep experience covers all aspects of applied economics and real estate trends, and he is a specialist in macroeconomic policy and regional analysis.
During his tenure with the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Cunningham was instrumental in launching the Center for Real Estate Analytics, which studies macroeconomic policy related to real estate trends. The center brings together numerous experts and data sources to provide useful information to various organizations, government entities, banks, and academia. Among other roles, he served as the point person for the Fed in the mid-1990s when the regional impact of hosting the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games was studied.
Throughout his career, Dr. Cunningham has interacted with multiple business leaders and companies in the southeast, and has extensive knowledge in areas such as real estate mortgage, mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation, and government.
Dr. Cunningham’s role at MAC focuses on designing policies and making recommendations for solving economic problems that MAC and other regional entities can address together. He serves as a regional authority for economic trends and analysis on behalf of the organization. He advises MAC senior staff and the board on economic topics and produces economic reports with regional economic data and in-depth analysis for key stakeholders. Additionally, Dr. Cunningham manages an internal team that supports the research and advocacy roles of the economic development and public policy departments, respectively.
Dr. Cunningham earned his Bachelor in Economics degree, summa cum laude, from California State University, Fresno. He earned a Master of Arts in Economics degree, a Master of Philosophy degree, and a Ph.D. in Economics, all from Columbia University. He also attended the executive development program at Wharton, and his work has been published in multiple professional journals.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:30 AM - 1:30 PMEastern Time
Dunwoody Country Club1600 Dunwoody Club DriveAtlanta, Georgia 30350USA
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