Ten years into the recovery, the U.S. economic outlook is slowly improving, tempered by risks from potential policy changes and global events. While the private sector’s continued ability to spend is among the reasons for optimism, shifting economic tides are keeping the Fed on it toes amidst a precarious outlook. At the same time, what do overall economic conditions signal for U.S. companies, consumers, and other key stakeholders? Our panel will provide a look-ahead at how the U.S. economy will fare amidst ongoing domestic and global challenges for the remainder of 2020.
A practical explanation of the current Presidential administration’s economic policies, and their potential effects on today’s business environment.
Deep insights on the evolving economy, and an assessment of its potential impact on your organization.
A consideration of the current state of the global economy and its potential effects on our domestic economy, as well as opportunities for growth.
About Our Speaker:
Christopher Oakley, Vice President & Coordinating Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville, is Vice President and Coordinating Regional Executive of the Bank’s Regional Economic Information Network (REIN). In this role he serves as the lead regional executive, assuming responsibility for coordinating the REIN strategic plan, outputs, and talent pipeline for the Sixth District. He also works with the Research director to determine REIN engagements and priorities, consolidate inputs from the REIN team for monetary policy deliberations, and provide guidance to the REIN team on performing their responsibilities.
He is responsible for the Jacksonville Branch's board of directors and the District's Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation, and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process.
Outside of the Bank, he is involved in a number of activities, including having roles on the Florida Council on Economic Education, the Disability:IN First Coast, and the JaxUSA Partnership. He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2010.
He joined the Jacksonville Branch in 1988 as a management intern in the Cash Services Department and has held various management positions, including operational and administrative oversight in cash services, payment services, and human resources. Mr. Oakley was promoted to financial services director in 1992 and then to assistant vice president in 1996. He was named assistant branch manager in 1997, vice president and branch manager in 2002, vice president and regional executive in 2007, and was previously responsible for branch support services, law enforcement, cash services, check processing, and check adjustments.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Mr. Oakley received his bachelor's degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also participated in the executive education curriculum at the University of Virginia and the Federal Reserve System's Senior Officer Development program.
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