The Atlanta Economics Club meets for a luncheon each month from September through May, typically at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The meetings begin at 11:30am and end at 1:00pm. There is a speaker presentation at each meeting, as well as ample time for networking.

2019 - 2020 Speaker Line Up

Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D.

Chief Economist

IHS Markit

Household Wealth and Consumer Spending Trends:
Joanne Hsu, Ph.D., Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Chris Wheat, Ph.D., Director of Business Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute

NOTE: This event will be hosted at Jim Kennedy Conference Center on the Cox Campus in Sandy Springs

Electric Vehicles and Local Partnerships Panel

Joe George, President of Cox Automotive Mobility Group
Michael Britt, Vice President of Energy Innovation Center at Southern Company
Sam Bond, Regional Director - Southeast at Lyft
Trent Warnke, Senior Director Strategy at Rivian (previously Porsche mobility)
Alex Fraser, General Manager Fleet Management Services at Cox Automotive
Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at Cox Automotive

Trade Panel - The Future of 'NAFTA':

Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore
Mexican Consul General Javier Díaz de León
Moderated by: Dennis Lockhart, former president of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Constance Hunter

Chief Economist


Housing Panel - Tentative Panelist:

Cory Boydston, CFO of Ashton Woods

Egbert Perry, CEO of Integral Group and Board Chairman of Fannie Mae

Moderated by: Frank Nothaft, Ph.D., Chief Economist at CoreLogic

Transportation & Logistics Panel 


Griff Lynch, Executive Director at Georgia Port Authority

Pat Casey, Vice President of Fleet Management at TTX


Ibrahiim Bayaan, PhD (ABD), Chief Economist at Freightwaves

Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director of CBRE Hotels
Mit Shah, CEO of Noble Investment Group/ Chairman of Board for La Quinta Holdings

Moderator: Debra Cannon, Ph.D, Director of Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University