Economist Roger Tutterow To Speak To State Business Brokers On March 29

Roger Tutterow
Roger Tutterow

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 13, 2016) — Noted Georgia economist Roger Tutterow, a Kennesaw State University economics professor, will speak on March 29 at 10:30 a.m. to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, the state’s only professional association dedicating to buying and selling businesses and franchises, at the South Terraces Conference Center, 115 Perimeter Center Place in Atlanta near Perimeter Mall.

The meeting will be preceded by a 9:45 a.m. free light breakfast and networking session sponsored by Kim Eells, vice president and Business Development officer of the Brand Bank. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.

Tutterow’s analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured frequently in a variety of national and state media. He has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses.

In addition to his professorship, Tutterow also serves as director of the Econometric Center, an applied research center affiliated in KSU’s Coles College of Business. He also serves as chief economic advisor for the Henssler Financial Group, an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm, and as a strategic advisor to Georgia Oak Partners, a Georgia-focused private equity firm. He has provided testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. He has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in more than 30 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas.

For the last four years, Georgia Trend magazine has named Tutterow as a “notable Georgian.” In 2003, then-Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed him to serve on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, a capacity in which he continues to serve current Gov. Nathan Deal. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s tax code.

He has also served on the Georgia Child Support Commission, on the Board of Trustees of Berry College, the Board of Directors of Vinings Bank, the Southern Region Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta.

A Georgia native, he holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University.

Prior to rejoining KSU, he held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea.

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-Marietta Daily Journal