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Board of Directors

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.

Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman, President, Washington State Employment Security Department
Mr. Nick Beleiciks, Vice President, Oregon Employment Department
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
Dr. C. Scott Benson, Department of Economics, Idaho State University
Dr. William Beyers, University of Washington
Dr. Andrew Cassey, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University
Dr. Roger Coupal, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming
Ms. Carol Frketich, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Dr. Hart Hodges, Center for Economic and Business Research, Western Washington University
Mr. Massoud Jourabchi, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Mr. Chris Lawless, University of Victoria
Dr. Steve Lerch, Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, State of Washington
Mr. Mark McMullen, Office of Economic Analysis, State of Oregon
Dr. Tom Potiowsky, Department of Economics, Portland State University
Dr. Gary W. Smith, Pacific NW Regional Economic Analysis Project
Dr. Phil Watson, University of Idaho

Board of Directors’ Materials (Board access only)


PNREC 2021:
Covid-Economics in the Northwest
May 24-26, 2021

Call for Abstracts
Please send your abstracts (400 words or less) to Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Scott Bailey at by March 1, 2021.


Free webinar from the PNREC

July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PST)


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