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Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Fields of expertise: Finance & Banking
About The Speaker

U.S. macro economic analysis and forecasting. Regional economic economic analysis and forecasting, with a focus on real estate-related topics. Coordinates the economics department's analysis on residential and commercial real estate, consumer behavior, small business, and regional economic issues. Regularly meet with clients throughout the country and overseas. Typically give 150 to 200 presentations each year and meet with another 100 clients on a one-to-one basis. Provides accurate, useful, and timely economic analysis in a way that is easily to relate to. Regularly speaking and writing about the economy Interacting with businesses and policymakers on an individual basis, through one-on-one, company events, and group settings.

Experiance on Field

Over 25 years experience following the economy and have written extensively on various issues, including macroeconomic forecasting, inflation, crisis management, monetary policy, economic development and consumer behavior. Macroeconomic forecasting, regional economic analysis, consumer behavior, inflation forecasting, interest rate forecasting. Mark joined Wachovia (then First Union) in 1993. Before that, he spent nine years as an economist for Barnett Banks in Jacksonville, Fla. Mark’s commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other publications. Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned his B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia, an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida, and has completed further graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. He also completed the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Advanced Training in Economics program at Carnegie Mellon University. Mark is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and co-founded its Charlotte chapter, The Charlotte Economics Club. He serves as a distinguished lecturer and practitioner at the University of Georgia. He is also a member of the American Economic Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Charlotte Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Mark currently chairs the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce and serves as the chief economist for the North Carolina CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member). He is a member of the Blue Chip Economic forecasting panel and the Western Blue Chip forecast panel. Mark currently serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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