Next Meeting

Annual Economic Outlook


Views from a State and Federal Perspective
by Paul Traub & Scott Darragh
This Event is 2 CPE Credits



MSU Management Center

811 Square Lake Rd.

Troy, MI 48098


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
4:00pm - 7:30pm


Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago:


Paul TraubPaul Traub currently holds the position of Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis.  Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research).  

Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC.  He worked in Chrysler's corporate economist's office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations.  His speaking engagements have included the Michigan and Ohio Governors' Councils of Economic Advisors, the Society of Automotive Analysts Automotive Outlook Conference, the Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security (The Aspen Institute) and the Bear Stearns Global Transport and Logistics Conference.  Traub currently is on the board of directors of the Detroit Association of Business Economists; is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Detroit Economic Club; is on advisory boards for Lawrence Technological University College of Management, Baker College of Flint Business School and the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC; and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland University in the School of Business. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Oakland University.

Scott Darragh, Economist with the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis (ORTA), Michigan Department of Treasury:


Scott Darragh has been an economist with the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis (ORTA) in the Michigan Department of Treasury since 1999.  His work includes providing revenue and legislative analyses on many parts of Michigan's tax system.  Prior to ORTA, Scott worked as a tax policy advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives and as a pension analyst for two Detroit-area benefit consulting firms.  

From 2004 -2012, Scott was an adjunct lecturer in economics at the University of Michigan - Flint where he taught over 30 courses.  In 2014, Scott was elected to the Board of Education for St. Johns Public Schools. 

He received is B.A. from the University of Michigan - Dearborn, his M.A. from Wayne State University, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  Scott and his wife, Kendel, have two daughters, ages 14 and 8.





4:00pm Registration & Networking
4:30pm Paul Traub
5:30pm Dinner
6:30pm Scott Darragh
7:10pm Awards and Prize Drawings
7:30pm Conclusion




Note: All walk-ins will be charged a $5.00 walk-in fee. Please register on-line to avoid a fee. We accept cash or check ONLY at the door.

Register Here

Click on 123Signup logo, below:



Please be a part of a great experience in participating in the only professional association dedicated exclusively to Management Accounting, the field that represents approximately 80% of accounting and finance professionals. Details of future meetings will be found via the Events Calendar link in the side bar.

IMA Detroit logo

Website template and consulting provided by Surelutions