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. Chris Lawless, President, BC Investment Management Corporation
Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Vice President, Washington State Employment Security Department
Mr. Nick Beleiciks, Secretary, Oregon Employment Department
Dr. Terry Morlan, Treasurer, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Retired)
Mr. Scott Bailey, Washington Employment Security Department
Mr. Patrick Balducci, Pacific Northwest 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
Dr. Steve Lerch, Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, State of Washington
Ms. Becky Knudson, Oregon Department of Transportation
Mr. Mark McMullen, Office of Economic Analysis, State of Oregon
Dr. Riley Moore, School of Business, Saint Martins University
Dr. Tom Potiowsky, Department of Economics, Portland State University
Dr. Gary W. Smith, Pacific NW Regional Economic Analysis Project, Central Washington University
Dr. Phil Watson, University of Idaho
Board of Directors’ Materials (Board access only)
SAVE THE DATE
Join us in Seaside, Oregon from May 21 to 23, 2019 for what promises to be a compelling line-up of speakers, panels, paper presentations, and poster sessions on the outlook, challenges, and opportunities across sectors, cities, and towns in the Pacific Northwest. PNREC 2019 will convene at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. A range of hotel and other lodging options will be available at special conference rates, with links to registration information posted here later in 2018.
FINAL 2018 Program Now Available
The final program for PNREC 2018 is now available. We hope to see you in Tacoma!
> DOWNLOAD FINAL PROGRAM
2018 Call for Papers / Abstracts
The deadline for panel / paper / poster submission is Thursday February 22, 2018. A preliminary program will be announced no later than Thursday March 22, 2018.
2018 Location Announced
The 52nd annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, May 22-24, 2018. The boutique hotel features a world-class art collection, including glass art from around the globe. Hotel Murano is situated in the city center, just a short walk from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum, and only 10 minutes to the LeMay Car Museum by light rail. Tacoma boasts a vibrant and walkable downtown, with no shortage of restaurants, culture and history. Come join us! More information at http://www.traveltacoma.com/regions/tacoma/