As chief economist at American Chemistry Council, Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift is responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax and innovation. He monitors business conditions, identifies emerging trends, and assesses economic and societal contributions of the chemistry business. Prior to joining American Chemistry Council, he held senior-level and executive positions at two major industrial market research consultancies.
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Steve Latin-Kasper has 40 years of experience as an economist. He started his career as a statistician with the Department of Commerce. Since 1999, he has focused on research and analysis of market data and economic indicators for the work truck industry. He was appointed to the U.S. Government’s Industrial Trade Advisory Committee for capital equipment and is currently on forecast panels for Bloomberg and National Association for Business Economics forecast panels. In 2008, he was named one of Bloomberg’s top economic forecasters. Steve earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah).
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Amy Hirsh Robinson, MBA, is a leading expert on the changing workforce and the impact of generational shifts on organizations. She consults to Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses and not-for-profits to prepare and retool leaders and their workforces to excel and compete in the New Economy. Her strategies and programs focus on attracting top talent, onboarding new employees to ensure the retention and engagement of top talent, managing and motivating a multigenerational workforce, and building competitive talent pipelines through effective succession planning practices. Amy speaks and publishes widely on workforce strategies for the New Economy and has been cited and quoted in publications such as Forbes, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post.
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John Formica, the “Ex-Disney Guy”, is a highly sought-after, internationally-known speaker, business consultant and author of top-selling book, “Making the Customer Experience Magical Now!-How to Succeed in Business and Beat Out Your Competition Today”. Recently featured in the Virgin Atlantic In-flight Magazine while completing two successful speaking tours in Australia, John was named “Australia’s Best Customer Experience Coach” by the Melbourne Herald Star. He’s appeared on the NBC Morning Show, FOX, Univision, and numerous business journals and radio. John has inspired audiences with over 3,000 keynotes and seminars throughout the U.S. and across the globe.
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Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist (basically, he helps people understand how the world works). He combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. His background includes working for the U.S. State Department in Australia and the Washington, DC think tank community, and helping develop analytical models for Stratfor, a premier private intelligence company. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today, those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.
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