Regional Economic Outlook of 2020 Breakfast 12-12-2019
DescriptionRegional Economic Outlook of 2020
Guest speakers John Traynor, Sean Keating and David Lehman, will share their perspective on the regional state, and national economy for 2020.
John Traynor, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at People's United Bank, will provide an economic forecast for Connecticut and the region for the upcoming year. Traynor serves as the Chief spokesman for the firm’s investment outlook and appears regularly on CNBC, Nightly Business Report and Fox Business Network, as well as being quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Sean Keating, Partner, Tax Services, RSM US LLP. Sean has over 18 years of taxation, accounting and business consulting experience. He has developed a diverse background in tax planning and compliance for closely held businesses, corporations, partnerships, LLCs and individuals.
His experience encompasses a range of industries including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, technology, and professional services. Specifically, Sean leads growth initiatives for the Business and Professional Services industry group in the Connecticut market, and he is the national tax leader for that industry, as well.
Professional affiliations and credentials
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Licensed CPA in New York and Connecticut
- Board, ALS Association of Connecticut
- Board, Connecticut Turnaround Management Association
- Bachelor of Science, finance, and Bachelor of Science, accounting, Marist College
David Lehman, is Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the state agency that oversees a wide range of programs promoting business retention and recruitment, brownfield redevelopment, the arts, historic preservation, and tourism. Governor Ned Lamont nominated him for the position earlier this year. Mr. Lehman will also serve as the Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor. He is already hard at work at creating an innovative public-private partnership between DECD and CERC known as the Partnership to Advance the Connecticut of Tomorrow (PACT), a new economic development delivery model for our state.
Prior to joining DECD, Mr. Lehman worked in the financial services industry. Most recently he was Global Head of Real Estate Finance for the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 15 years.