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Economy, Strategy & Finance

Carol Corrado
Measurement of intangibles and their role in innovation process and economic growth, financial innovation, innovation measurement
Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program
The Conference Board
carol.corrado@conferenceboard.org

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Carol Corrado

Elizabeth Crofoot
Comparative measures of employment, unemployment, labor productivity, worker compensation, unit labor costs
Senior Economist, Labor Markets
The Conference Board
elizabeth.crofoot@conferenceboard.org

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Klaas de Vries
Productivity and growth, labor and capital productivity, global economy
Associate Economist
The Conference Board
klaas.devries@conferenceboard.org

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Klaas de Vries

Abdul Erumban
Productivity, technology and change, globalization, internal comparisons of economic development, and structural change
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
abdul.erumban@conferenceboard.org

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Abdul Erumban

Lynn Franco
Consumer behavior, indicators, consumer and business confidence
Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys
The Conference Board
lynn.franco@conferenceboard.org

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Lynn Franco

Yuan Gao
Economic outlook and research for China, economic, fiscal, and monetary policy analysis
Senior Economist
China Center for Economics and Business
yuan.gao@conferenceboard.org

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Yuan Gao

Kenneth Goldstein
U.S. economy and forecast, labor and consumer trends, leading economic indicators, consumer confidence
Economic Advisor
The Conference Board
ken.goldstein@conferenceboard.org

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Kenneth Goldstein

Anne Greer
Leading innovation, brand and innovation strategy
Program Director, Innovation Council, Applied Innovation Council, Co-Program Director, Innovation Master Class
The Conference Board

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Anne Greer

Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.
Innovation, intangible assets, internal comparative studies of innovation, productivity, economic performance
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
janet.hao@conferenceboard.org

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Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.

Paul Hodgson
Executive compensation, corporate governance
Partner
BHJ Partners

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Paul Hodgson

David Hoffman
Thought leadership on operating environment for MNCs in China, China's regulatory policy, structural risks, development trajectory
Senior Vice President Asia and Managing Director of the China Center for Economics & Business
The Conference Board
david.hoffman@conferenceboard.org

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David Hoffman

Damien Jelsch
Implications of economic developments on the finance function
Council Director, Chief Financial Officers Council
The Conference Board

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Damien Jelsch

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
US economic outlook, global outlook, macroeconomic analysis, labor markets
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
gad.levanon@conferenceboard.org

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Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Erik Lundh
China, Global Train, Global Value Chains and The Gulf Region
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
erik.lundh@conferenceboard.org

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Erik Lundh

Ilaria Maselli
Economic outlook and global economy, contingent workforce, gig economy, migration
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
ilaria.maselli@conferenceboard.org

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Ilaria Maselli

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.
Applied macroeconomics, forecasting, and international and development economies, business cycle indicators
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board
ataman.ozyildirim@conferenceboard.org

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Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

James F. Reda
Planning, creating, and implementing incentive programs, integrating incentive and corporate strategies
Managing Director, Executive Compensation
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice

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James F. Reda

Brian Schaitkin
US labor markets and macroeconomic trends, labor shortages, immigration, US regional economic conditions
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
brian.schaitkin@conferenceboard.org

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Brian Schaitkin

Jason D. Schloetzer
Corporate governance, management control systems, global supply chains
William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
jds99@georgetown.edu

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Jason D. Schloetzer

Jonathan Spector
Digital transformation, economic trends and best management practices
Senior Advisor, Former President and CEO
The Conference Board

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Jonathan Spector

Bart van Ark
Global economic indicators, global outlook, forecasts, productivity, GDP, employment
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board
bart.vanark@conferenceboard.org

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Bart van Ark

Siqi Zhou
Consumer market, regional development, economic growth
Associate Economist
The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business
siqi.zhou@conferenceboard.org

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Siqi Zhou

Corporate Governance

Douglas Chia
Corporate and board governance, shareholder engagement
Leader, Governance Center
The Conference Board
douglas.chia@conferenceboard.org

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Douglas Chia

Gary Larkin
Corporate governance trends, board composition and refreshment, shareholder engagement
Research Associate, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board
gary.larkin@conferenceboard.org

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Gary Larkin

Anuj Saush
Corporate leadership practice, sustainability
Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe
The Conference Board
anuj.saush@conference-board.org

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Anuj Saush

Matteo Tonello
Corporate governance and sustainability leadership, CEO succession, CEO compensation
Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice Lead
The Conference Board
matteo.tonello@conferenceboard.org

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Matteo Tonello

Human Capital

Amy Lui Abel, Ph.D.
Building highly engaging cultures, strategic talent management, human capital, CEO succession, trends in executive coaching
Managing Director, Human Capital
The Conference Board
amy.abel@conferenceboard.org

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Amy Lui Abel, Ph.D.

Andrew Bell
Strategic HR Institute Leader & Program Director
The Conference Board

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Andrew Bell

Sarah Bond
Understanding inclusion, building inclusive workplace cultures, change management in diversity & inclusion
Institute Director
The Conference Board

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Sarah Bond

Marion Devine
Strategic human resources, talent management, and engagement, leveraging older workers, and European trends in human capital
Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe
The Conference Board

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Marion Devine

Robin Erickson, Ph.D.
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board
robin.erickson@conference-board.org

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Robin Erickson, Ph.D.

Chris Gentle
Business Analyst
The Conference Board
chris.gentle@conference-board.org

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Chris Gentle

Sanja M. Haas, M.A.
Brand management and human resources, talent management, diversity and inclusion, international HR management
Senior Fellow, Human Capital; Council Director, Leadership, Talent & Learning
The Conference Board

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Sanja M. Haas, M.A.

Neal Kulick
Succession planning practices, executive development, performance management
Institute Director
The Conference Board

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Neal Kulick

Ilaria Maselli
Economic outlook and global economy, contingent workforce, gig economy, migration
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
ilaria.maselli@conferenceboard.org

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Ilaria Maselli

Tara Murphy
Council Director, Strategic Workforce Planning; HR Operations; Talent Acquisition Executives Councils
The Conference Board

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Tara Murphy

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Building highly engaging cultures, human capital analytics, trends in executive coaching, CEO succession, employee engagement
Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™
The Conference Board
rebecca.ray@conferenceboard.org

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Antoine Tirard
Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Antoine Tirard

Klaas Toes
Human capital analytics, strategic workforce planning, big data, ROI on leadership, talent management, and learning & development
Council Director, Human Capital Analytics Council
The Conference Board

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Klaas Toes

Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
Strategic workforce planning, big data, human capital analytics, digital transformation, inclusion and innovation
Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
mary.young@conferenceboard.org

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Mary B. Young, D.B.A.

Marketing & Communications

Patrick Arlequeeuw
Digital transformation, innovation, business process management, digital strategy
Council Director, CIO Business and Transformation Council and formerly Digital Transformation Council
The Conference Board

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Patrick Arlequeeuw

Jan Botz
Social media, corporate communications, marketing and branding
Program Director, Corporate Communications Strategy Council and Internal Communications Council II
The Conference Board

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Jan Botz

Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Consumer Research
The Conference Board

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Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D.

Abdul Erumban
Productivity, technology and change, globalization, internal comparisons of economic development, and structural change
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
abdul.erumban@conferenceboard.org

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Abdul Erumban

Neville Hobson
Trend analysis, behaviors and practices in digital communication, disruptive change in workplaces, social media, marketing communications
Social Media Strategist
The Internet Society

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Neville Hobson

John Metselaar
Innovation, leadership, strategy. culture and organizational change
Program Director and Senior Fellow
The Conference Board

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John Metselaar

Alexander Parkinson
Corporate philanthropy, communicating and measuring social impact, corporate communications and marketing
Senior Researcher
The Conference Board
alexander.parkinson@conferenceboard.org

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Alexander Parkinson

Matteo Tonello
Corporate governance and sustainability leadership, CEO succession, CEO compensation
Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice Lead
The Conference Board
matteo.tonello@conferenceboard.org

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Matteo Tonello

Demet Tunç
Council Director, Customer Experience Council and Market Insights & Analytics Council
The Conference Board
Demet.Tunc@conference-board.org

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Demet Tunç

Sustainability

Anuj Saush
Corporate leadership practice, sustainability
Senior Sustainability Researcher - Europe
The Conference Board
anuj.saush@conference-board.org

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Anuj Saush

Dr. Uwe Schulte
Supply chain, corporate responsibility, procurement, responsible sourcing, sustainability
Leader of The Conference Board Global Sustainability Centre
The Conference Board

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Dr. Uwe Schulte

Anke Schrader
Corporate sustainability practices, corporate citizenship and philanthropic engagement, China demographic change, labor force evaluation and development
Senior Researcher
China Center for Economics and Business
anke.schrader@conferenceboard.org

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Anke Schrader

Thomas Singer
Revenue growth through sustainable products and services, corporate sustainability disclosure and performance
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board
thomas.singer@conferenceboard.org

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Thomas Singer

Matteo Tonello
Corporate governance and sustainability leadership, CEO succession, CEO compensation
Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice Lead
The Conference Board
matteo.tonello@conferenceboard.org

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Matteo Tonello

Minji Xie
Corporate social responsibility (China), corporate citizenship and philanthropy engagement and civil society development
Research Analyst
China Center for Economics and Business
minji.xie@conferenceboard.org

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Minji Xie