Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Advisory Board Member, WorkingNation

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick just completed an appointment as chief economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce where she worked on several administration initiatives to improve data quality, measure the digital economy, and expand manufacturing, trade and investment. Hughes-Cromwick also supported the development of the administration's economic forecast. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ellen was chief global economist at Ford Motor Company. She joined the company in 1996 and was promoted to chief economist in 2004. Ellen managed the global corporate economics group with major responsibility for the company's global economic and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning. Early in her career, Ellen was a senior economist at Mellon Bank from 1990 to 1996, and she also served for two years as a staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration.


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