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State Economic Update by The Minneapolis/St. Paul CFO Leadership Council

State Economic Update by The Minneapolis/St Paul CFO Leadership Council Thursday, April 11, 2019 RSM Offices - 11th Floor Meeting Room 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM Networking | 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Program

When: April 11, 2019
7:15-9:15 AM
Where: RSM Offices
801 Nicollet Mall
11th Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55402
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen

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Program Description:

Today’s economic environment is dynamic. Evolving. Potentially volatile.  And today’s CFOs have a lot to think about.  A smart CFO needs an informed line of sight on where it’s all headed.  We’ll help you understand what is happening in the Minnesota State economy, so you can make informed decisions, avoid unnecessary risks, and proactively position your organization to seize opportunities as they emerge.

Learning Objectives

After attending the program, attendees will understand:

  • Current state growth assesment vs U.S.
  • Impacts and implications of trade policy
  • Local labor market outlook


Laura Kalambokidis, State Economist

Laura Kalambokidis is Minnesota's State Economist. In that position, she heads the Economic Analysis unit at MMB, which is responsible for producing and presenting the state's revenue and economic forecasts.

Laura is also a professor in the Department of Applied Economics and an extension economist at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches public sector economics and does research on a range of federal and state tax policy issues.

Laura was a member of the Minnesota State Budget Trends Study Commission in 2007-08 and the Minnesota Tax Expenditure Review Study Group in 2010-11. Prior to assuming her position at the university, she was a financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis in the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C, where she provided economic analysis of tax policy issues and developed models to estimate the revenue effects of proposed tax changes.

Laura has been Minnesota State Economist since 2013. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

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To register for this program, simply complete the online form. Current CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free.   Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60. 

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration. 

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Mary Christensen, Marketing Director, Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter at  

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE credits in Economics
 Experience Level: Basic
 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

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