Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Winthrop University College of Business Administration hosted an Economic Forecast Breakfast from on Friday, September 12, 2014. The event was held in the Rosalind and Jerry Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Center on Winthrop’s campus. Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC provided information on global, national, regional, and local trends impacting the economy.
Vitner joined Wachovia in 1993 and is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. He writes the economic newsletter, Regional Economic Review, and also contributes to its Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary. Prior to joining Wachovia and Wells Fargo Securities, Vitner was economist for Barnett Banks in Jacksonville, Fla., for nearly nine years. Vitner's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, USA Today and many other publications. He also is a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Vitner holds a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia, an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida and has completed further graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. Vitner also completed the NABE Advanced Training in Economics Program at Carnegie-Mellon University.
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