The Florida Chamber Foundation has established an Econometrics Council to discuss and make recommendations on pressing economic trends and issues facing the state of Florida.
“Florida is moving toward its next economy, and the new Econometrics Council will provide invaluable guidance to help get us there,” said Jane Adams, chair of the board of trustees of the foundation and vice president of university relations at the University of Florida.
Council experts include Charles “Skip” Cramer, executive director of Jacksonville Community Council Inc.; Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida; Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities; William Seyfried, professor of economics at Rollins College; Jennifer Chapman, director of public affairs, Fidelity Investments; William Christiansen, chairman of the department of finance at Florida State University; Rick Harper, director of the Haas Center for Business Research & Economic Development at the University of West Florida; and Gary VanLandingham, director of the Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability.
The council will hold its first meeting in early December in Tallahassee.
The Florida Chamber Foundation is a business-led, problem-solver and research organization, working in partnership with state business leaders to promote Florida’s economy.