NABE Press Release: Reaser Elected to Presidency

Excerpted from the National Association for Business Economics October 13, 2009 Press Release


ST. LOUIS, MO—The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) has elected Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University, as president for 2009-2010, and Richard Wobbekind, Executive Director of the Business Research Division and associate dean of the University of Colorado-Boulder MBA and Executive Programs, vice president of NABE. Both will take office October 13, at the close of the NABE Annual Meeting in St. Louis.

“NABE has a long history of excellence” Dr. Reaser said. “I look forward to working closely with the leadership to implement new initiatives which will enhance both the value of the NABE membership and, ultimately, the career paths of our members.”

Dr. Reaser will focus on several priorities during her term as president, including launching a new NABE career Web site, expanding upon NABE’s educational offerings, and increasing outreach to students and young professionals. Dr. Reaser also endeavors to enhance NABE’s relationships with colleges and universities and advance efforts to increase NABE’s international presence.

Prior to joining Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego on August 1, Reaser served as chief economist for the Investment Strategies Group at Bank of America in Boston. Her other previous positions include chief economist at Barnett Banks, Inc., and chief economist at First Interstate Bank. A native Californian, Dr. Reaser has been active in NABE since earning her bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in economics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Elected to NABE’s Board of Directors in 2006, she has also served as president of the Los Angeles, CA, and Jacksonville, FL, NABE Chapters, has co-chaired the 2008 Annual Meeting Committee, and was a member of the 2007 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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