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Economics Leadership Council (ELC)

The Economics Leadership Council is the primary alumni service organization for the Department of Economics. Its roots are embedded in the 1837 legislation that established the University of Michigan along with a provision for a Board of Visitors "to make an examination into the state of the University and report results to the superintendent, suggesting such improvements as they deemed important." Today's ELC members serve by invitation of the Department Chair to provide advice, financial support, and outreach opportunities that advance the long-term goals of the Department. The ELC meets annually on the Ann Arbor campus. Members are appointed for three-year renewable terms.

Bottom row left to right: Jonathan Ferrando, John Sweetland, Scott Rosenberg, Department Chair Paul Rhode, Gerald Timmis, Andy Jonas, Christopher Cramer, Robert Coven; Top row left to right: Meg Gibson-Revord, Andrew Marcus, Peter Borish, Jeff Marwil (ELC Guest), Wayne Bloch, David Berson, Fed Orlan, Donald Sweeney, Charles Betsey, Darnell Jackson

Current ELC Members

Michael Beauregard, AB '86 Econ
Huron Capital Partners LLC
Detroit, MI

Jay Bernstein, AB '96 Econ
KPS Capital Partners
New York, NY

David W. Berson, MPP '79; PhD '82 Econ
Senior Vice President, Chief Economist and Strategist
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, OH

Charles L. Betsey, AB '68 Econ and Spanish Lit; PhD '76 Econ
Former Interim Dean, Graduate School and Professor of Economics
Howard University
Washington, DC

Wayne D. Bloch, AB '84 Econ
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Rock Hill Partners, LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Peter Borish, AB '81 Econ; MPP '82
Chief Strategist
Quad Group
New York, NY

Dan Braga, AB '97 Poli Sci
The Zaf Group
Cambridge, MA

Margaret Cobb-Boyd, AB '80 Econ
Philanthropist and Community Volunteer, TN

Robert D. Coven, BBA '78
Managing Director
Raymond James/Morgan Keegan
New York, NY

Christopher T. Cramer, AB '93 Econ
Executive Vice President
Merchandise Planning & Allocation and Customer Marketing Insights
Bath & Body Works, L Brands
Reynoldsburg, OH

Marcy Engel, AB '80 Econ
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel 
Eton Park Capital Management, L.P.
New York, NY

Jonathan P. Ferrando, AB '88 Econ
Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources
AutoNation, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Margaret Gibson Revord, AB '84 Econ
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Chicago, IL

Peter Hooper, AM '71 Econ; PhD '75 Econ

Managing Director, Chief Economist
Deutsche Bank Securities
New York, NY

Darnell Jackson, BGS '80 Econ
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Birmingham, MI

Andrew Jonas, AB '86 Econ
Managing Director and Partner
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, NY


Jeffrey R. Leeds, AB '67 Econ
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Andrew W. Marcus, CFA, AB '83 Econ
Managing Partner
Sugarloaf Rock Capital, LLC
Greenwich, CT

James A. Miller, AB '71 Econ
Bartlett & Co.
Cincinnati, OH

David Nyren, AB '86 Econ
AMD Capital
Lincolnshire, IL

Fred Orlan, AB '86 Econ
Global Head of Fixed Income
Jefferies LLC
New York, NY

Scott Rosenberg, AB '87 Econ
Managing Director
UBS Private Wealth Management

Steve Shyn, AB '89 Econ, MAE '92
Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner
Linium Consulting

Allen Sinai, AB '61 Econ
Chief Global Economist, President, and Co-Founder
Decision Economics, Inc.
New York, NY

Joel Sobel, BS '74 Math
Professor of Economics
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Donald Sweeney, AB '95 Econ
Managing Director
Emtec, Inc.
Chicago, IL

John W. Sweetland, AB '58 Econ; AM '59
The Winsford Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Diane C. Swonk, AB '84 Econ; AM '85 Applied Econ
CEO and Founder
DS Economics
Chicago, IL

Gerald C. Timmis III, AB '79 Econ
Senior Managing Director
Valstone Partners
Managing Director
GC Timmis & Company
Birmingham, MI

Gail R. Wilensky, AB '64 Psych; AB '65 Econ; PhD '68 Econ
Senior Fellow
Project HOPE
Bethesda, MD

Danny Stauder, an Econ Undergrad, undergoing a mock interview with Margaret Gibson Revord during the 2015 Economics Leadership Council meeting