The Greater Akron Chamber invites you to Economic Outlook 2018 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Join us to hear Dr. J.D. Foster, Senior Vice President, Economic Policy Division, and Chief Economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discuss the current economy and future expectations.
Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber in June 2013, J.D. was the Norman B. Ture Senior Fellow in the Economics of Fiscal Policy at The Heritage Foundation, a longstanding nonprofit, Washington, D.C. research organization. Before coming to Heritage in 2007, Foster spent five years as associate director for economic policy (chief economist) at the Office of Management and Budget, the White House. In 2001, Foster served as economic counsel in the Office of Tax Policy, the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to that, he served as legislative director to Rep. Crane (R-IL), vice chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives.
From 1993 to 1999, Foster was executive director and chief economist of the Tax Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit research organizations. Before that, he was chief of staff at the White House Council of Economic Advisors under Dr. Michael Boskin. Earlier, he served consecutively under Sens. Armstrong (R-CO), Symms (R-ID), and Nickles (R-OK) representing them on the Senate Finance, Budget, and Policy committees.
Foster writes extensively on tax policy and entitlement reform as well as on matters of monetary policy and international economics. He received a B.A. in economics and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Colorado, an M.A. in economics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in economics from Georgetown University.
This event will be held at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221. Registration and business connections begin at 7:30 a.m., with a plated breakfast served at 7:45 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. To make a reservation, call (330) 376-5550 or register online at www.greaterakronchamber.org. The cost is $35 per member and $60 per non-member. Corporate tables of eight are available for $300 and include tabletop and program recognition. RSVP by noon on Friday, November 10, 2017.