Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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What Does The Economy Have In Store
For South Florida in 2014 And Beyond?
Kenneth D. Simonson has been Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading national construction trade association, since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and The Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to 47,000 subscribers.
Ken has 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Before joining AGC, he was senior economic advisor in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. Earlier, he was vice president and chief economist for the American Trucking Associations. He also worked with the President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and an economic consulting firm.
Ken was the 2012-13 president of the National Association for Business Economics, a 2400-member professional organization for people who use economics in their jobs. He was president of the National Economists Club, now the largest NABE chapter, in 2000. He is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982; a former board member of the National Tax Association and Community Tax Aid; and a current board member of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington.
Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA from Northwestern University, and he has taken advanced graduate courses at the Université de Paris, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
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