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

Global Economic Outlook

Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D., Chief Economist, IHS

Consumer Panel

Joanne Hsu, Ph.D,
Principal Economist, Division of Research and Statistics
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Chris Wheat, Ph.D
Director of Business Research
JPMorgan Chase Institute

Electric Vehicles and Local Partnerships Panel

SPECIAL NOTE: This event will be held at the Jim Kennedy Center on the Cox Corporate Campus, 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30328. There will be ample free parking; however, registered guest will need a Cox Parking Pass, which will be distributed after registration. Click Here for Additional Parking Info.

Joe George
President of Mobility Group
Cox Automotive
Michael Britt
Vice President of Energy Innovation Center
Southern Company
Sam Bond
Regional Director – Southeast
Lyft, Inc.
Alex Fraser
General Manager Fleet Management Services
Cox Automotive
Jonathan Smoke
Chief Economist
Cox Automotive

Trade Panel: The Future of ‘NAFTA’:

Dennis Lockhart
Former President Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (2007-2017)


Nadia Theodore
Consul General
Government of Canada


Javier Díaz de León
Consul General
Government of Mexico


Constance Hunter
Chief Economist

Bob O’Shaughnessy
Chief FInancial Officer

Cory Boydston
Chief FInancial Officer
Ashton Woods

Egbert Perry
Chief Executive Officer
Integral Group
and Former Board
Chairman of Fannie Mae

Frank Nothaft, Ph.D.
Chief Economist


Ibrahiim Bayaan, PhD (ABD), Chief Economist, Freightwaves
Griff Lynch
Executive Director,
Georgia Port Authority
Pat Casey
Vice President of Fleet Management,
TTX Company

Hotel/Hospitality Panel

Debby Cannon, Ph.D., ISHC
Director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality,
Robinson College of Business,
Georgia State University
Mark Woodworth
Head of Lodging Research
CBRE Hotels
Mit Shah
Chief Executive Officer
Noble Investment Group

Topic: “New Developments and Products from the Bureau of Labor Statistics”

William W. Beach, Ph.D,
US Bureau of Labor Statistics