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 speakers 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 current economic policies, and their effects on today’s business environment and the near future.
- Deep insights on the evolving economy, and an assessment of its potential impact on your organization.
- A consideration of the current state of the regional and global economy and its potential effects on our domestic economy, as well as opportunities for growth.
About Our Speakers:
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.
Jonathan Kozy is a Senior Vice President and Senior Macro Strategy Analyst supporting Bank of America Private Bank and Merrill for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the analysis of global economic trends, market research and financial developments in support of economic forecasts, strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions across the wealth management businesses. He is a major contributor to thought leadership on economic market developments and forecasts and is an active member of the GWIM Investment Strategy Committee.
He received his B.A. in economics from Colgate University and his M.B.A. with a specialization in economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.He is a member of various professional associations including the National Association for Business Economics. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Madison, New Jersey Area YMCA.
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Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 Credits in Economics
Experience Level: Basic
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None
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