Economic Forecasts for 2013: Impact on Atlanta and Our Technology Community

October 25th, 2012
Events & Associations

Technology Executives Roundtable
Joint Meeting for CEO & CFO Members and Guests

Meeting Announcement for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Impact on Atlanta and Our Technology Community

Dr. Donald Ratajczak
Consulting Economist

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
7:00 A.M.

7:00 Social / 7:30 Breakfast / 8:00 – 9:00 Program

PLEASE REGISTER BY: Thursday, December 6, 2012
COST: $50.00 non-members
Reservations Required: Space is limited

For Reservations CONTACT: Cindra Vaden (770) 984-9070

Eligible for CPA Continuing Education Credits

LOCATION SITE: City Club of Buckhead
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30326

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Consulting Economist

Dr. Donald Ratajczak is a leading economic forecaster and currently is Regents Professor Emeritus of Economics at Georgia State University. He previously was Director of the Economic Forecasting Center in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University from 1973 until June 2000. He also was a Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In 2000 he founded Brainworks Ventures, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia based venture development company and served as its CEO and Chairman of the Board until it merged with AssuranceAmerica in April 2003. He remains on the board of the combined company and also serves on the board of directors of Crown Craft Corp. and Citizens Trust Bank.

Dr. Ratajczak has developed econometric models for the United States, the Southeast, and several individual states. He produces weekly and monthly publications for Morgan Keegan including a weekly economic commentary and forecast and a monthly forecasts of short-term national and financial conditions. His commentary on inflation has received prominent attention from the national media. Dr. Ratajczak wrote a weekly economic commentary column for the Atlanta Journal Constitution for 31 years. He contributes articles on a regular basis to several publications.

Dr. Ratajczak speaks before numerous business organizations and groups. He also speaks before or has provided consulting services to numerous corporations, business organizations and governmental entities.

Dr. Ratajczak has been quoted and interviewed extensively by both the print and broadcast media including The New York Times, Journal of Commerce, Business Week, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, The Los Angeles Times, NBC and CNN.

Dr. Ratajczak has received many prestigious forecasting awards including Annual Economic Forecasting Award on November 9, 1994 for the most accurate U.S. Blue Chip economic forecast during the previous four years, which is the closest thing forecasters have to a national championship.

Dr. Ratajczak received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and his Doctorate of economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.