By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

David Wilcox, who spent 17 years as a top economist and senior advisor to three successive Federal Reserve Board chairs, is the keynote speaker for ARTBA’s 2020 National Convention.

His talk will focus on the broad economic impacts of COVID-19 and what we might see in the next six months to a year. He will address the virtual audience for one hour beginning at 11:45 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 19.

At his August 2019 Fed retirement, Bloomberg called Wilcox “the most powerful Fed economist you’ve never heard of.” He is now a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Wilcox also served as assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1997 to 2001, and as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers from 1994 to 1995.

His keynote fits the Oct. 19-21 convention’s theme of “Business Continuity & Opportunity in Disrupted Times.” Other highlights include:

  • Popular “State of the Transportation Construction Industry CEO Panel.”
  • Sessions on risk, alternative delivery, and the future of digital construction.
  • November elections preview and construction market conditions report from ARTBA senior staff.
  • Oct. 21 ARTBA Board of Directors meeting.

Visit the 2020 convention website to register and see the full agenda, which will be updated with new speakers and other features. Please contact ARTBA’s Ed Tarrant to learn about convention sponsorship opportunities.