Economic Outlook Conference

42nd Annual
Economic Outlook Conference
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Being held at the

High Country Conference Center
201 E. Butler Avenue | Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

How will the economy do this year? What will impact your bottom line? What does our local, state, national, and international economic future look like?

The Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center's 42nd Annual Economic Outlook Conference will preview the conditions that will impact business, the economy, and your wallet in the year ahead.

Portrait of keynote speaker, David M. WalkerKeynote Speaker

Mr. David M. Walker

Senior Strategic Advisor for the Global Public Sector Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

David M. Walker currently serves as the first senior strategic advisor for the Global Public Sector Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). A former practicing CPA with over 40 years of leadership experience in all three major sectors of the U.S. economy, Walker is a well-recognized fiscal responsibility and accountability, government transformation, and retirement security expert. With over 20 years of private sector and 15 years of public sector experience, he has also garnered significant strategic planning, risk management, financial, human capital, change management, government relations, citizen education and engagement, and other functional experience.

Walker has received Presidential appointments with unanimous Senate confirmation from Presidents Reagan, Bush (41), and Clinton, including serving as Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost 10 years. He previously served as a partner and global managing director with Arthur Andersen LLP. Walker also served as the first chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee for four years and currently serves on a number of non-profit boards and advisory committees. He is currently one of 400 global members of the Trilateral Commission.

Walker is also a former assistant secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security, a former head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and a former public trustee of Social Security and Medicare. He has authored three books, with the latest one entitled Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility (2010) achieving national best seller status. He is a frequent writer and commentator, is a subject of the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A., and has appeared in several other documentaries.

He lives in Bridgeport, CT and Alexandria, VA with his wife Mary. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.


State & National Economic Issues

Elliott Pollack
Elliot D. Pollack & Company

Regional Economic Outlook

Dr. Ronald Gunderson
Professor of Economics
The W. A. Franke College of Business

Analysis of Interest Rates & Inflation

Dr. Dennis Foster
Senior Lecturer of Economics
The W. A. Franke College of Business

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Watch the EOC video playlist HERE.

2016 Presentations:

Dr. Ronald J. Gunderson

Dr. Dennis Foster

Elliott D. Pollack

Morgan Housel

41st Annual Economic Outlook Conference: full story HERE

2016's keynote speaker and panelists

2015's keynote speaker and panelists

2014's Economic Outlook Conference wrap up

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