Learn about the current and future economic opportunities and challenges at the Northwest Regional Economic Outlook Forum, Wednesday, January 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center. Four Corners Economic Development, Inc., San Juan College Center for Workforce Development and Wells Fargo, have partnered to host the event. Experts in business and economics will present their view on local, regional, state and national economies, as well as predictions for the future.
• 1:00-1:30pm Mix & Mingle -Light refreshment provided by Wells Fargo
• 1:30pm-1:35 pm Toni Pendergrass welcomes guests & introduction of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Leader – Colorado Western Slope John W. Hostetter
• 1:35-1:40pm John Hostetter welcomes & Introduction of National Wells Fargo Economist Sarah House
• 1:40-2:10pm Sarah House – Director, Senior Economist Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Wells Fargo & Company (National)
• 2:10-2:40pm Jim Peach- Professor Emeritus Economics New Mexico State University (State)
• 2:40-3:10pm Rachel Moskowitz- Bureau Chief of the Economic Research and Analysis Bureau at the Department of Workforce Solutions( San Juan County Region)
• 3:10-4:00pm Local Economic Panel to Include Aztec, Bloomfield, Kirtland, Farmington, Navajo Nation
Director and Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Securities
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she covers the U.S. macro economy, including the labor market, inflation trends, and business investment. Sarah frequently speaks about the economy to the national media, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and National Public Radio. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2010, Sarah worked as a research associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Sarah earned a B.A. in economics from Tulane University in New Orleans and M.Sc.
in local economic development from the London School of Economics. She has co-authored two books, Economic and Business Forecasting (2014) and Economic Modeling in the Post Great Recession Era (2017), both published by Wiley.
Sarah currently serves on the board of the Charlotte Economics Club. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and has previously served as chair for the association’s healthcare industry committee.
Dr. Jim Peach
Fall 2017-Fall 2020: Chevron Endowed Professorship
2014: Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA
2002 to 2018: Regents Professor
Dr. Jim Peach received his PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. From 1980 until July 1, 2018 Jim Peach was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at New Mexico State University. He now holds emeritus status. When he retired, he was Regents Professor, Chevron Endowed Professor, and Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA. Peach has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service and he has published widely. Each year he gives many public presentations and media appearances on topics such as the national economy, the New Mexico economy, international trade, and energy. Peach is an optimist and a Cubs fan.
Bureau Chief of the Economic Research and Analysis Bureau
Rachel Moskowitz is the Bureau Chief of the Economic Research and Analysis Bureau at the Department of Workforce Solutions. She has previously worked at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, and the New Mexico Human Services Department. She has her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and Master’s in Economics from the University of New Mexico.