Join the Southwest Indiana Chamber on Wednesday, November 13 for the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon.
Each year a carefully recruited panel of seasoned professionals share economic trends and look ahead to the anticipated business climate in 2018. With a focus on regional, state, national, and global economics, topics covered range from the cost of energy and real estate to the labor market.
Meet Our Panelists
Jeff Korzenik; Chief Investment Strategist, Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Investment Management Group
Jeff Korzenik is Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall client investment strategy. A 29-year industry veteran, Jeff is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg television. His writings on economics and public policy have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Forbes and other periodicals. He has been quoted in major industry publications including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. In addition to regular speaking appearances at conferences and public events, Jeff was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an expert witness on the use of commodity indexes by pensions and other institutional investors.
Dr. Mohammed Khayum; Dean, College of Business
University of Southern Indiana - Romain College of Business
Dr. Mohammed Khayum is a professor of Economics and Dean
of the Romain College of Business at the University of Southern Indiana. He joined the University of Southern Indiana in 1991 and has served as Dean of the Romain College of Business since 2006. He regularly shares his perspectives about the short-term and long-term prospects for the Evansville region.
Dr. Jerry Conover; Director, Indiana Business Research Center
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
Dr. Conover directs the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Established in 1925, the IBRC is one of Indiana University’s most distinguished research centers, widely recognized as the premier source for information and analysis concerning the Hoosier economy and its workforce. He has played leading roles in state and regional economic development initiatives nationwide, bringing university research expertise to bear in advancing regional economies. Current examples include the center’s work for the U.S. Economic Development Administration creating enhanced, innovative tools and analysis for economic development planning throughout the nation, and a detailed benchmarking analysis for the Southwest Central Indiana Regional Planning Initiative. Dr. Conover earned doctoral degrees in psychology and in business administration at the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.