The Atlanta Economics Club was formed more than 40 years ago as a forum for discussion of common interests of economists connected with private business enterprise, with federal, state or local government activity, or with business related academia. We are a local affiliate of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Mission Statement

The goal of the AEC is to be a forum for identifying and discussing economic issues that directly impact the business community, and for discussing ways in which economic analysis plays a role in the decision making process for the business community. We seek to offer:

  • A convenient place for fellow professionals in business economics to convene and discuss important issues on the local, state, regional and national scale
  • An avenue for speakers to present in-depth topics of special interest to business leaders in the metro area
  • Opportunities for universities, community organizations and other professional groups to gather and discuss current issues with local business professionals

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2016–2017 Executive Board

Michael Chriszt
Michael ChrisztPresident
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Antonio Newsom
Antonio NewsomVice President
Home Depot
Rosa Jupiter
Rosa JupiterTreasurer
Georgia Power
Jim Lester
Jim LesterMembership Director
Uncommon Property LLC
Tracey G. Ussery
Tracey G. UsseryPast President
Georgia Power

History

The Atlanta Economics Club was founded in 1972. Some of Atlanta's most distinguished economists have served as officers of the club. Here is a list of presidents of the Atlanta Economics Club for the last 40+ years.

1972 - Joseph K. Heyman
1973 - Joseph K. Heyman
1974 - Solon P. Patterson
1975 - W. Beth Minter
1976 - James F. Crawford
1977 - Phillip M. Webster
1978 - Arnold A. Dill
1979 - Harry Brandt
1980 - John M. Godfrey
1981 - Donald Ratajczak
1982 - Bruce L. Williams
1983 - Daniel E. O'Neill
1984 - Pamela P. Brannen
1985 - Janet S. Rankin
1986 - James E. McNulty

1987 - Ernest G. Ellingson
1988 - Wayne D. Gantt
1989 - Bobbie H. McCrackin
1990 - Frank X. Pampush
1991 - Bart B. Lewis
1992 - Stacy E. Kottman
1993 - Phillip W. Moery
1994 - Gregory L. Miller
1995 - Parks A. Dodd, Jr
1996 - Bonnie Finne
1997 - Richard G. Fritz
1998 - John E. Hudson
1999 - William A. Schaffer
2000 - Stella S. Lang
2001 - Alfie B. Meek

2002 - Carol E. Shipley
2003 - Jennifer F. Echols
2004 - William "Bill" Riall
2005 - Phil D. Mayer
2006 - Colby T. Lancelin
2007 - Tracey G. Ussery
2008 - Phil D. Mayer
2009 - Colby T. Lancelin
2010 - Colby T. Lancelin
2011 - Colby T. Lancelin
2012 - Tracey G. Ussery
2013 - Tracey G. Ussery
2014 - Tracey G. Ussery
2015 - Michael Chriszt
2016 - Michael Chriszt