Join us for our annual Regional Economic Forecast featuring a keynote presentation by Brendan Jacobson of Google and an economic forecast presentation by Dr. Sung Sohn, a world-renowned economist, to gain insight on the trends in the local economy and what is on the horizon for 2017.
Program will begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. and a hot breakfast will be served.
Strategic Partner Manager, Google
As part of Google’s partnership team, Jacobson works with carefully-vetted partners to help empower small and midsize businesses by leveraging the power of digital advertising to better compete in today’s marketplace. Prior to joining Google, Brendan spent several years working in Major League Baseball and most recently served as the Head of Sales for Zagat Survey, publisher of consumer-generated ratings and reviews for leisure and lifestyle information.
Economic Forecast Presentation
Dr. Sung Sohn
California State University Channel Islands
Endowed Professor - Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
Dr. Sohn is Endowed Professor for the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at California State University Channel Islands. He is also a Commissioner for the Los Angeles City Employee Retirement System, which manages over $14 billion.
In 2006, The Wall Street Journal featured a story naming Dr. Sohn as the most accurate economist in the United States. In 2010, the Journal named him as one of the five best forecasters in the country. In 2012, he ranked third. In 2012 The Wall Street Journal again ranked him as one of the U.S.' best economic forecasters; he was the only representative of academia ranked in the top 10, and one of just five in the top 50.