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Russell Center (in El Camino Hall), Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, California
El Camino Real north or south to Atherton. West into the college parking lot (Encinal Avenue will be to the east).† Menlo College will be in summer session so parking will be available.
John Silvia is a managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the companyís chief economist.† Prior to his current position, John worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. John was awarded a National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the Business Economics Profession and Leadership Among Business Economists to the Nation. In 2010, he was recognized for the Best Overall Forecast, Best Inflation Forecast, and Best Personal Consumption Expenditures Forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. John is on the Bloomberg Best Forecast list for his forecasts of GDP, the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index, housing starts, and the unemployment rate.
John holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Northeastern University in Boston and has a masterís degree in economics from Brown University in Providence, R.I. Johnís book, Dynamic Economic Decision Making, was published by Wiley in August 2011.† John was formerly a director of the NABE and president of the Charlotte Economics Club. He has also served on economic advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Public Securities Association.