2024 National Economic Outlook for the United States

2024 National Economic Outlook for the United StatesOn April 4, the Center for Business and Economics will welcome Russell Mills, Ph.D., Senior Principal and the Senior Regional Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh Branch. Dr. Mills will present the “National Economic Outlook,” a discussion of current national economic conditions.

Russell Mills is responsible for managing relationships with regional stakeholders, monitoring the region’s economic environment, and speaking to regional audiences on national and regional economic conditions. Additionally, he participates in briefings that support the Bank president’s role on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). He also manages the Bank’s relationships with the Pittsburgh Branch’s board of directors and business advisory councils in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, and in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Dr. Mills joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 2023. Prior to taking on his current role, he oversaw the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, leading a team in economic, community, and workforce development projects across 31 counties in northwestern Ohio. Prior to his time at the center, Dr. Mills was an associate professor of political science at BGSU and a policy analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C.

He holds a BA in political science from Westminster College, an MPA from the University of Vermont, and a PhD in political science from Kent State University.

The Economics Distinguished Speaker event is supported by the Earl W. Adams, Jr. Endowment, established by Allegheny College Trustee William H. Brown, Jr., Allegheny Class of 1980, in honor of Professor Earl William Adams, Jr. – teacher, mentor and friend.