MEMBERS ONLY WEBINAR SERIES: National Election Impact on Construction
September 24, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Whether a Democrat or a Republican wins the presidential election race in November 2020, it will have a direct impact on construction. Join us for a look at how the election will impact our industry from a national perspective.
Jimmy Christianson, Vice President of Government Relations for AGC of America
Jimmy Christianson leads the Associated General Contractors of America’s government relations efforts in Washington D.C., both on Capitol Hill and at the federal regulatory and construction owner agencies.
Prior to joining AGC, Jimmy worked as an attorney for the international law firm of K&L Gates and as a government affairs specialist for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Jimmy received his Bachelor of Arts degree with magna cum laude honors from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctorate degree with cum laude honors from the University of Maine School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Joel Naroff, Ph.D., President, Naroff Economics, LLC
Joel L. Naroff is the President and founder of Naroff Economics, LLC, a strategic economic consulting firm. He advises companies from a wide range of industries on the risks and opportunities that economic developments may have on the organization’s operating environment.
Joel works with firms across the country. He is an economic advisor to TDn2k, Emerald Asset Management, Investors Bank and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors. He consults with banks on asset/liability, economic growth and credit risk issues, corporations on economic risk as well as business and marketing opportunities. He is an economic and financial advisor to state and local governments. He has testified in front of Congress on economic and fiscal policy matters.
An accomplished public speaker, Joel’s humor and unique ability to make economics understandable have brought him a wide following. His presentations on national, international, regional and industry topics show how evolving economic trends can impact businesses, governments, educational institutions and not for profits.
Joel received bachelors degrees in economics and chemistry from Stony Brook University and his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, since 2001. He
has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Among his outside activities, he advises the Census Bureau on overhauling its construction data. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.
Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.