NABE Chapters and Affiliates

NABE Chapters

Upcoming Chapter Events

NABE members have formed dozens of local and student chapters across the US. Please see below for the complete list. Just like the national organization, NABE Chapters are comprised of those who use business economics in their work and seek to network with others in the field.

No chapter near you? NABE can help you form your own chapter, and below are some steps for getting started. Please contact NABE if you need any further resources. 

7 Steps to Founding a New NABE Chapter:

1) Contact NABE for a contact list of active NABE Members in your area to identify possible officers and members.

2) Identify a venue or host for Chapter Meetings. Most NABE Chapters meet over lunch either weekly, monthly or quarterly.

3) Identify a speaker for the inaugural Chapter Meeting (see the NABE Speakers Bureau).

4) Contact NABE to post the event on the NABE Calendar.

5) Draft Chapter By-laws, select officers, set regular meeting schedule.

6) Write a formal letter to the NABE Board of Directors requesting official chapter status.

7) The Board will vote at the next meeting, and you will be notified of the decision.

Starting and Running NABE Student Chapters

A group of students at a college or university with an interest in business economics may form a NABE Student Chapter. The following links provide more information on forming and running a student chapter.

Sample Bylaws
(Adobe PDF File)

Affiliate Organizations

NABE has an affiliate relationship with the National Bureau of Economic Research. A NABE representative - currently NABE Past President Ellen Hughes-Cromwick - sits on the NBER board. In addition, the NBER conducts a session at the NABE Annual Meeting.

NABE has an affiliation with AUBER, the Association for University Business and Economic Research. AUBER and NABE jointly host the Economic Policy Conference.

NABE is also a member of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics. NABE Past President Maurine Haver and Robert Parker represent NABE on the COPAFS board.

International Affiliates

NABE is a member of IFABE, a federation of international business economics organizations. Here are sites from some of our IFABE sister organizations

Canadian Association of Business Economists

Society of Business Economists, UK

Asociacion Argentina de Economia Politica

Association Francaise des Economistes d'Entreprise

Australian Business Economists

Chapters by State





Alabama Economics Club
President: Sarah Culver


Arizona Economic Roundtable 
Chartered March 28, 1972 
President: Kent Ennis
Arizona Economic Roundtable


Los Angeles Chapter, NABE
Chartered October 18, 1968
President: George Entis
CBRE | Southern California Research

Sacramento Economic Roundtable
Chartered September 26, 1984
President:  Mallory Albright
California Air Resources Board

San Francisco Chapter, NABE
Chartered September 26, 1966
President: Corrine Fusso 

Silicon Valley Roundtable
Chartered January 5, 1984
President: Elena Smirnov-Otis
Global Asset Protection Solutions LLC

University of California, Irvine Student Chapter
Chartered May 20, 2009
President: Kerry Dang 


Denver Association of Business Economists
Chartered May 3, 1968
President: Brian Lewandowski
UC Boulder


Hartford Area Business Economists
Chartered September 29, 1966
President: Steven Lanza 



District of Columbia

National Economists Club
Chartered 1968
President: Michael Chow


Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville
Chartered October 7, 1975
President: Curt Cunkle
Director of Florida and Executive Banking, EverBank 


SE Florida
Chartered January 16, 2008 
President: Dr. William (Bill) Stronge
Florida Atlantic University


Florida State University
Faculty Advisor: Martha Evans, Evans Economic Consulting 
Chapter President: Dante Grieco


Atlanta Economics Club
Chartered June 12, 1972
President: Michael Chriszt 

Georgia State University Student Chapter
Juan David Sanabria 
Grace O, Faculty Advisor


Honolulu Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 16, 1972
President: George Willoughby


Chicago Association for Business Economics
Chartered June 21, 1968
President: Elizabeth Bleakley
Kopecky Schumacher Bleakley Rosenburg PC


Indiana Economic Forum
Chartered May 19, 1967
President: Tom Dean
(317) 345-4648

Economic Club of Michiana 
Chartered October 10, 1979
President: Donald Fischesser


Grambling State University 
President: Regine Prospere
GSU Economics & Finance Club

New Orleans Council of Business Economists
Chartered November 8, 1972
President: Robert P. Thibeaux
Attorney-At-Law with the law firm of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert L.L.C.



NABE Boston
President: Irina Tytell
Fidelity Investments


Brandeis University Student Chapter
Karthiga Vivekanandan
Brandeis International Business School



Detroit Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 29, 1966
President: Paul Traub 

Economic Club of Michiana 
Chartered October 10, 1979
President: Donald Fischesser


Institute for Financial Economics, Minneapolis
Chartered October 20, 1999
President: Ed Hodder

University of St. Thomas Student Chapter
President: Justin Hollis


Kansas City Association for Business Economics
President: Ryan Heidenreich

St. Louis Gateway Chapter, NABE
Chartered June 12, 1972
President: Bill Emmons
St. Louis Federal Reserve 

University of Missouri at St. Louis Student Chapter
William Rogers, Advisor


Economic Club of Las Vegas
President: Ken Heck
702-823-3350 (phone)
888-844-2676 (fax)

New York

New York Association for Business Economics
Chartered November 17, 1970
President: Aneta Markowska
Cornerstone Macro

North Carolina

Charlotte Economic Club
President: Rob Roy McGregor


Appalachian State University Student Chapter
President: John Whitehead

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Chapter

Faculty Advisor: Ken Snowden


University of North Carolina at Wilmington Student Chapter
Justin Barnes



Central Ohio Association for Business Economics 
President: Ben Ayers
Nationwide Economics 

The Cincinnati Economics Organization
President: Michael Jones
Academic Director, MS in Applied Economics
Economics Department, University of Cincinnati

Cleveland Association for Business Economics
Chartered December 11, 1962
President: Candice Ensinger
Parker Hannifin

Weatherhead Economics Society, Case Western Reserve University
President: Alex Warofka


Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable
Chartered September 16, 1980
Charles Johnson 


Portland Chapter, NABE
Beau Whitney



Philadelphia Council for Business Economics
Chartered September 30, 1965
President: Luke Tilley
Wilmington Trust

Economic Club of Pittsburgh
Chartered September 18, 1972
President: Bill Adams 

Temple University Student Chapter
Faculty adviser: Donald Wargo


Mid-South Association for Business Economics
President: David J. Ottum
Division of Insurance and Research
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 

Economics and Finance Society of Tennessee State University
Andre D. Moore


DFW Association for Business Economics 
Chartered March 8, 1965
President: Ryan Davis
Senior Economist
Witten Advisors

Vice President: Ryan Tharp
Director of Research

Beverly Woodall
Vice President, Finance
JLL Capital Markets

Secretary: Paul Dorasil

Immediate Past President: D'Ann Petersen
Business Economist

Membership Chair: Chelsea Hummel

The Houston Economics Club 
Chartered November 13, 1967
President: Patrick Jankowski
Greater Houston Partnership

Rio Grande Economics Association
President: George Novela – El Paso Electric Company,
Vice President: Marycruz De Leon – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch,
Secretary – Manuel Reyes – University of Texas at El Paso, Hunt Institute,
Treasurer – Adam Walke – University of Texas at El Paso, BRMP,

San Antonio Business and Economics Society
Chartered February 22, 1994
Christopher Slijk 

University of Texas at Arlington Student Chapter
Dora Sigala 
c/o Economics Department
College of Business
University of Texas at Arlington
Room #240B
Arlington, TX 76019

University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter
President: Jose Camacho

Faculty Adviser: Kenneth Weiher


The Economic Club of Utah

Mark Knold, President of The Economic Club of Utah
Senior Economist, Department of Workforce Services





Richmond Association for Business Economics
Chartered September 25, 1981
President: David Jolley


Seattle Economics Council 
Chartered January 15, 1968
President: Auden Kaehler


60th NABE Annual Meeting
September 29-October 2, 2018

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University Partners 


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