National Association for Business Economics Elects CWRU Weatherhead’s Jack Kleinhenz to Serve as President in 2013-14 Term
New NABE certification program readied under his guidance
CLEVELAND – National Association for Business Economics members have elected Jack Kleinhenz to serve as NABE’s president for the 2013-2014 term. He is also chief economist of the National Retail Federation and adjunct professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
During Fall Semester at Weatherhead, he is teaching a course on urban economics.
His NABE term began at the 55th Annual NABE Meeting in San Francisco, which concluded Tuesday. Kleinhenz will succeed Ken Simonson, chief economist of Associated General Contractors of America.
Kleinhenz is principal and chief economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, a Cleveland-based registered investment advisory firm that specializes in financial consulting and wealth management services.
A NABE member since 1980 and former chairman of the NABE Foundation, Kleinhenz said he is honored to serve as the president of NABE for the coming year.
“NABE has been a major factor in my career as an economist and it is my desire to pass on the benefits and inspiration that NABE has afforded me,” he said. “In particular I would like to provide continued leadership in NABE’s professional training and education programs designed to prepare further those currently in this profession and for those yet to follow in our footsteps.”
During his term as president, NABE will launch its Certified Business Economist (CBE) program that he has been involved in developing over several years. He recently served as chairman of NABE's Education Steering Committee, which oversees development of the CBE program that is on track to offer its first exam in the fall of 2014.