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Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig

Economic Forecast and Business Outlook 2.0 – “What’s Changed Since We Last Met?”

JEFFREY ROSENSWEIG is back this year to share insights on what’s changed and what’s ahead since his last session with NASF leaders in early 2020, just before the pandemic.

Dr. Rosensweig is the Director of the John Robson Program for Business, Public Policy, and Government at Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Previously, he served for six years as an Associate Dean. An international business and finance professor, he focuses on business and investing in the global economy. He also specializes in financial, macroeconomic, and business forecasting. Jeff is a frequent keynote speaker to leading executives on topics related to global economic and financial trends and forecasts. In 2000, Dr. Rosensweig was elected a lifetime member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.

Professor Rosensweig is often quoted in the national business press, including FORBES, FORTUNE, and BUSINESSWEEK.  He has appeared nationally on ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT and GOOD MORNING AMERICA, the NBC TODAY SHOW, NBC National NIGHTLY NEWS,  NIGHTLINE, BLOOMBERG TV, and he is a frequent economic  commentator for CNN.  He has published numerous papers in academic and business journals. He has written three books, including the critically acclaimed Winning the Global Game: A Strategy for Linking People and Profits.

Active in executive education, Dr. Rosensweig was recently selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 favorite professors in all Executive MBA Programs worldwide.  Dr. Rosensweig received his M.A. and B.A. in economics (summa cum laude) from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Further, he received a master’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics as a result of two years of study at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.  The British Government selected him to serve on the Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee for 16 years, including six years as Chairman for the Southeast.

Before Emory, Dr. Rosensweig served as senior global economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Other previous experience includes serving as an economic consultant to the Government of Jamaica and teaching international finance at Yale’s School of Management.  Elected by the faculty in 1996, Professor Rosensweig served for 12 years as Chairman of Emory University’s Center for Ethics. He has also been the Pack Leader for a multicultural group of over 100 Cub Scouts.

 


James Martin

Navigating 2022: The Supply Chain Challenge and Emerging Issues for Manufacturers

James Martin joined IHS Markit in 2018 following a long and diverse career at General Motors. He leads the Automotive Advisory Services team supporting clients consulting needs in the Americas.  The Automotive Advisory Americas team is focused on delivering actionable solutions to support the business needs of IHS Markit clients and providing thought leadership to decision makers creating change.

While at General Motors James managed assignments in manufacturing and tool engineering, service engineering and operations and product portfolio planning.  Most of these assignments were focused on engine, transmission and advanced propulsion product areas.  During his last 10 years at General Motors, James led the Competitor Intelligence – Powertrain Systems & Strategies Team until retiring from General Motors in 2017

His areas of expertise include identification of new propulsion system technologies and trends, forecasting the expected efficacy of the new technologies, and how those technologies might manifest in the development of engine, transmission, hybrid, and electric vehicle products and strategies for key automotive companies and brands.  James holds a BSIE from Kettering University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.