Rick Mattoon, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 28 Prairie State College (PSC) Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast.
The event at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 South Park Ave. in Homewood, also serves as a PSC Foundation scholarship benefit.
The morning begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, followed by the 8:15 a.m. speaker’s analysis of the economy to the business community. A question-and-answer session follows.
Mattoon’s primary research focuses on issues that face the Midwest regional economy. Mattoon began his career at the Chicago Fed in 1990. In 1997, he left the bank to serve as a policy advisor for economic development, energy and telecommunications to the governor of Washington. He later served as director of policy and legislation for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He returned to the bank in 2001.
Mattoon serves on the board of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, the advisory committee to the Chicago Workforce Investment Council, the pension committee of the Civic Federation and is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists to the governor of Virginia. He also serves as a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Individual tickets to the event are $25. Sponsorships for the event also are available. A $1,500 Scholarship Sponsorship includes a $1,000 scholarship in your company’s name to be awarded to PSC students that morning. Other special packages are available. For details, contact the PSC Foundation at 708-709-3631.