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Economic Update

November 28, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Program Description

Dinner Session

Please join us for an economic update with Donald Ratajczak, Ph.D., Economist at Raymond James.

Dr. Ratajczak is one of the leading econometric forecasters in the country and currently serves as Regents Professor Emeritus of Economics at Georgia State University. He has developed econometric models for the United States, the Southeast, and several individual states. He produces two regular publications for Raymond James, including weekly economic commentary and a monthly forecast of short-term national financial conditions. His media appearances include CNBC, NBC and CNN. Dr. Ratajczak received his BA from Haverford College and his Doctorate of economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Early Session

We are asking all of our members to invite a young colleague, mentee, or other individual you see as an emerging leader in the industry. Leesa Schipani of Kardaslarson will be hosting a session in on “building networks” and why it is critical skill of a successful leader. Following that session, Emerging Leaders will be invited join us in networking, dinner, and our evening monthly meeting. Bring your business cards!

In the spirit of the holiday season, FMS Boston Chapter will be collecting toys, books and other gifts for less fortunate children.

Please bring an unwrapped gift for a group donation to Toys For Tots.


    4:00 p.m. - Early Session (Qualifies for 1 hour of Professional Development CPE)

    5:15 p.m. - Social Hour

    6:15 p.m. - Dinner

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Program (Qualifies for 1 hour of Technical Economics CPE)


Donald Ratajczak, Ph.D.

Economist at Raymond James

Event Sponsor



Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

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Earn up to 2 hours of CPE credit.

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Group - Live


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