Donald R. Leavens, PhD, VP and Chief Economist, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, was selected to return to the Forum as a keynote speaker.
Leavens, along with a distinguished panel of industry insiders, will discuss the outlook for key factors that will drive the electroindustry in 2009 and beyond in the closing session titled “Electroindustry Business Conditions Outlook”.
Donald R. Leavens, PhD, specializes in the economics of the electrical manufacturing industry, providing analysis and forecasts of the economic forces affecting the industry. He has provided the economic outlook for the electrical manufacturing industry at numerous business meetings sponsored by manufacturers, electrical contractors and distributors, and engineering societies throughout North America. He has also written articles on public choice and public finance economics that have appeared in academic journals and has contributed articles to several books. In addition, he has served as a member of the Governor of Virginia’s Advisory Board of Economists. Leavens holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.