University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center: Executive Education and Economic Development

Annual

Economic Outlook Conference

Outlook Economic Conference: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

Bank of America

WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

WHERE:
The Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!


Media Coverage:
"COVID Dominates Overview Of Local, National Economy At Conference Talk" - WilmingtonBiz


A TIME FOR AGILITY: The past year-and-a-half hasn’t been uneventful — a global pandemic, restrictions, protests, supply chain disruptions and more. Even with all these challenges, the Wilmington region has prospered on many fronts. This year we took a look back and a look ahead with a Federal Reserve economist, our regional economist and a panel of local leaders in several industries.


The Swain Center partnered with the WilmingtonBiz Expo & Conference to present our Economic Outlook Conference as a part of the Keynote Lunch. For further event details, click here.


Questions? Contact Assistant Director Bob Pious at piousr@uncw.edu

View details about past conferences here.

THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK:

Matthew Martin

Matthew Martin


Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Matthew Martin is senior vice president and Charlotte regional executive. He leads the Fifth District’s outreach and community development efforts, and is responsible for the Charlotte Board of Directors.

Martin joined the Richmond Fed in 2006 in the Research department at the Charlotte branch as a regional economist. He was promoted to senior vice president and regional executive in 2009, with responsibility for branch leadership and regional outreach in the Carolinas. He assumed responsibility for outreach for the District in 2010. Prior to joining the Fed, he worked as an economist for Moody's Economy.com and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.

THE REGIONAL OUTLOOK:

Adam Jones

Adam Jones


Regional Economist, UNCW Swain Center

Prior to pursing his PhD in economics, Adam Jones was the Director of Economic Development with the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce in Covington, GA. His responsibilities included business recruitment, retention and expansion of existing businesses and public policy development. While attending graduate school at the University of Georgia, Jones assisted the Carl Vinson Institute of Government with various economic impact studies and other economic development policy consultation projects.

OUTLOOK PANELISTS:

Chakema Clinton-Quintana

Chakema Clinton-Quintana


Vice President of Inclusive Small Business, Live Oak Bank

Chakema Clinton-Quintana is vice president of Inclusive Small Business at Live Oak Bank, where she leads the inclusive small business center. She focuses on strengthening and supporting inclusive small business growth in our communities and verticals through research, job creation programs, capital allocation, mentorship and programming.

Kim Hufham

Kim Hufham


President and CEO, Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kim Hufham has over 32 years of experience in Destination Management & Marketing. Previously, she has held the roles of Executive Director of the Columbus County Tourism Bureau, Director of Sales, Executive Vice President and Interim President/CEO of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Jeff James

Jeff James


CEO, Wilmington Health

Jeff James joined Wilmington Health in 2008. As chief executive officer, he is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of Wilmington Health. Prior to joining the group, he was the chief financial and chief operating officer for Christie Clinic in Champaign, Illinois, and chief financial officer and vice president of finance at the Shannon Clinic in San Angelo, Texas.

Paul Loukas

Paul Loukas


Partner and Broker-In-Charge, Cape Fear Commercial

Having surpassed over $500 million in sales over the past 15 years, Paul S. Loukas is recognized as a top broker in the region. With a primary focus in investment and land sales, he has completed over 400 transactions in a variety of markets throughout the Southeast.



Past Conferences:

Outlook 2020 | From Crisis to Opportunity
October 8, 2020 | Virtual via Zoom

Media Coverage

Economist: Regional Outlook Better For 2021
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW Economist Adam Jones Is Optimistic About 2021
WHQR

Organizations are coping with unprecedented disruptions, requiring leaders to better understand economic, industry and business trends. The Swain Center’s Economic OUTLOOK Conference will include presentations on both the national and regional economy, presented by Regional Economist and Department Chair for Finance & Economics, Adam Jones, Ph.D. We will then provide key strategies to aid your organization in moving From Crisis to Opportunity, including how leading firms are building resilience and agility during these challenging times. We’re excited to host keynote Lauren Sanfilippo, Vice President & Marketing Strategy Analyst at Bank of America, as well as our returning speaker, Abigail Dunne-Moses, Global Director at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Speakers:

Dr. Adam Jones

Regional Economist, Professor, and Department Chair for Economics and Finance at the Cameron School of Business.

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Dr. Jones is the Regional Economist and Department Chair of Economics and Finance at the Cameron School of Business. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Jones worked with the Newton County Chamber of Commerce in Covington, GA. He has published in the Economic Development Quarterly, the Atlantic Economic Journal, and the Journal of Economics and Finance. His research is on local public finance and regional economics, with a focus on North Carolina issues and tax-base development. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.


Abigail Dunne-Moses

Global Director, Center for Creative Leadership

Abigail Dunne-Moses

Abigail has inspired leaders from across multiple industries. She often speaks on business transformation, personal development, organizational change and diversity. Abigail’s passion for global consulting is born out of her life and educational experiences on three continents, namely Africa, Europe, and America. Abigail attended Harvard University, where she received a B.A. and M.Ed. in Psychology.


Lauren Sanfilippo

Vice President & Marketing Strategy Analyst, Bank of America

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Lauren Sanfilippo is a Vice President and Market Strategy Analyst for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Bank of America. In this role, she is responsible for the analysis of global economic and thematic market trends, in support of strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions supporting Bank of America Private Bank and Merrill. She is a regular contributor on the CIO Capital Market Outlook, Investment Insights, Thematic and FOCUS publications.


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Outlook 2019 | Preparing for the Future
October 10, 2019 | UNC-Wilmington Burney Center Wilmington, NC

Abigail Dunne-Moses
Senior Faculty
Center for Creative Leadership 
Abigail Dunne-Moses

 

Joseph P. Quinlan
Managing Director & Head of Market Strategy
Bank of America 

Joseph P. Quinlan

 

Nathan Snell
Chief Innovation Officer
nCino
Nathan Snell

 

Economic Forecasts

Thomas Simpson, Ph.D.
Executive in Residence
Cameron School of Business
Thomas Simpson
Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Regional Economist
Cameron School of Business
Adam Jones

 

Host & Moderator

Richard Walsh 
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Outlook 2018 | Smart Cities: Aligning Wilmington to Better Serve and Capitalize on the Growing Boomer Community
November 7, 2018 | Hotel Ballast (Formerly Hilton Wilmington Riverside) Wilmington, NC

Panelists

Chris Coudriet
County Manager
New Hanover County
Chris Coudriet

 

Michael Olender
Manager of Outreach and Advocacy
AARP North Carolina

Michael Olender

 

Paul J. Cozza
Executive Director
NC Ports
Paul Cozza

 

Economic Forecasts

Thomas Simpson, Ph.D.
Executive in Residence
Cameron School of Business
Thomas Simpson

 

Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Regional Economist
Cameron School of Business
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Brian Daley
Portfolio Manager Equity Research Head
U.S. Trust, Bank America Private Wealth Management

Brian Daley

 

 

Presenting sponsor:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch logo

and supporting sponsors:

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Outlook 2017: Transportation
October 5, 2017 | Burney Center, UNC Wilmington Campus

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2017 Presentation Slides
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2017 Outlook Conference Panelists

Panelists

Julie A. Wilsey
Airport Director
Wilmington International Airport
Julie Wilsey

 

Danny McComas
Member
NC Board of Transportation

Daniel McComas

 

Paul Cozza
Executive Director
NC State Ports Authority
Paul Cozza

 

Economic Forecasts

Thomas Simpson, Ph.D.
Executive in Residence
Cameron School of Business
Thomas Simpson
Adam Jones, Ph.D.
Regional Economist
Cameron School of Business
Adam Jones
Brian Daley
Portfolio Manager Equity Research Head
U.S. Trust, Bank America Private Wealth Management

Brian Daley

 

Presenting sponsor:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch logo

and supporting sponsor:

SBTDC logo

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