The PNREC Board of Directors is comprised of economists and regional analysts from the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. They represent a cross section of professionals from academia, business, government, and consulting organizations in both countries.
Mr. Nick Beleiciks, President, Oregon Employment Department
Dr. Hart Hodges, Vice President, Center for Economic and Business Research, Western Washington University
Ms. Becky Knudson, Secretary, Oregon Department of Transportation
Dr. Terry Morlan, Treasurer, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Retired)
Mr. Scott Bailey, Washington Employment Security Department
Mr. Patrick Balducci, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Patrick Barkey, University of Montana
Mr. Massoud Jourabchi, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Mr. Chris Lawless, University of Victoria
Dr. Tom Potiowsky, Department of Economics, Portland State University
Dr. Greg Piepmeyer, Idaho Division of Financial Management
Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Washington State Employment Security Department
Board of Directors’ Materials (Board access only)
2023 PNREC Program NOW AVAILABLE
PNREC 2023 features four keynote speakers, 17 panel sessions, and the regional economic outlook session.
>> 2023 PNREC PROGRAM
Walla Walla regional economy bus tour
Would you like to learn more about the regional economy in Walla Walla? This year, we are pleased to offer an optional regional economy bus tour on May 8. The tour features a catered lunch at Pepper Bridge Winery, a guided tour of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Chinook Hatchery, and a guided tour of College Cellars of Walla Walla. It is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn more about the region during a beautiful time of the year!
The bus departs from the Marcus Whitman Hotel at 11:00am and returns at 5:30pm.
Secure your seat when registering for the conference. If you’ve already registered, or wish to buy a ticket for a friend, no problem! We have a “bus tour only” option open as well. The cost per person is $125. Participants must be 21 or older.
Register at wwu.eventsair.com/pnrec-23/registration/Site/Register
2023 PNREC Keynote Speakers Announced: