The Greater Atlantic City Chamber will host a panel discussion with economic experts on Friday, February 11. The breakfast event will take place from 8 AM to 10 AM at the Fannie Lou Hamer Hall at the Stockton University Atlantic City Campus.
Stay informed on the regional and local economic outlook as we continue recovering form the COVID-19 pandemic. The February Leadership event will be in person and in a virtual format. Advanced registration will be required.
Attendees will hear directly from expert economists on trends in the local, regional, and national economy. Attendees are welcome to submit a question by completing the field on the online registration form. Panelists:
Richard Kasmin, NJEDA Chief Economist
Richard Kasmin is the Chief Economist for the NJEDA, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in economics and statistical analysis to the NJEDA. Richard spent more than 20 years as an economist and strategist in the financial investment industry, specializing in analyzing and forecasting economic activity, labor market dynamics, and inflation.
Immediately prior to joining the NJEDA, Richard spent two years an analyst at the National Institute of Early Education Research, where his work focused on public financing and the net economic benefits of early childhood education.
Along with his work for the NJEDA, Richard is also an adjunct professor of macroeconomics at County College of Morris. Richard holds masters? degrees in economics from NYU and business administration from Cornell University, and he is currently a PhD candidate in education policy at Rutgers University, specializing in the economics of education.
Oliver D. Cooke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at Stockton University
Oliver Cooke is Associate Professor of Economics at Stockton University. He teaches courses in macroeconomics, ecological economics, U.S. economic history and political economy. Dr. Cooke has nearly twenty years of experience conducting research on metropolitan area and state economies, labor and real estate markets, and public policies. He created and authors the South Jersey Economic Review. He regularly consults for a wide variety of public and private sector institutions. He is currently program coordinator for Stockton?s Economics Program, and co-chairs Stockton?s Economic Inequality Initiative. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cooke was a research associate at the Fiscal Policy Institute and an analyst at Deutsche Bank, both in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His doctoral dissertation, Rethinking Municipal Privatization, was published by Routledge in 2008. He is currently writing a book on economic inequality.
Eric Reich, President and founder of Reich Asset Management, LLC
Eric is President and founder of Reich Asset Management, LLC. He relies on his more than 20 years of experience to help clients have an enjoyable retirement. Using his Enjoyable Retirement Solution, Eric helps retirees maximize retirement income while preserving their principal. He believes that, for many retirees, preserving principal is more important than trying to beat the market.
Eric is a graduate of the Richard Stockton College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. He has since become a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, obtained his Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®) and earned his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations.
Eric has a passion for volunteerism and believes in giving back to the community. He is past President of Stockton?s Alumni Association and former member of the Foundation Board of Directors. He also served as co-chairman of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Committee.
The Greater Atlantic City Chamber is committed to providing a safe environment for our members, employees, and venue staff to gather in person, by making decisions based on scientific public health guidance. All protocols are subject to change based on these inputs.
In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests not attend the event:
Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 72 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and
Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
All patrons entering Stockton University are required to wear a facial covering or mask while in the venue, except as necessary to consume food or beverage. If you prefer to wear a face covering for your comfort, this is a respected decision, and you can be confident in knowing that your fellow Chamber members will respect your choice.
Please feel free to call us at (609) 345-4524 with any questions.