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2020 Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 05, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Events



PNSFA Membership Meeting
Featuring John Mitchell

Economic Forecast

When:  Thursday, March 5, 2020
11:30 am – Registration & Networking
12:00 - 1:30 pm – Lunch & Program

Where:  McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97211

Featured Speaker:  John Mitchell - M & H Economic Consultants

Program Description: The longest expansion in US history continues with low unemployment and still subdued inflation. The trade conflicts continue, along with domestic political drama. The Northwest has generally performed well in the expansion with income, employment and population growth above the national average. Prospects and risks for the coming year for the region and the industry will be covered.

About the Speaker:  John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983. He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. He wrote US. Bancorp’s regional publications including the Update, The Business Barometer, Northwest Portrait, and US Territory and was a columnist for Oregon Business Magazine. He wrote Sterling Bank’s economic newsletter from 2007 to 2012 and continues to write for regional publications. He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for more than 45 years. John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, and is a Trustee of the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, and Northwest Bank and served as a director of Oregon Mutual Insurance. John was Chairman of the Oregon Council of Economic Advisors from 1992 to 1998 and a member from 1984 to 1998. He was Chairman of Governor Kitzhaber’s Tax Review Technical Advisory Committee and was a member of the American Bankers Association Panel of Economists.

Registrations must be received by Febraury 27th -- Onsite registration is not guaranteed.  

Registration Fees $65 for PNSFA members and $85 for nonmembers. 

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*Space is limited.  No onsite registrations will be permitted.  Program subject to change

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