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Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold has been helping people understand the tangled maze of the economy and financial markets for over three decades. With a unique ability to "cut though the fluff", he leads his audience on a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute "tour" of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future.
Jeff is President of Thredgold Economic Associates, an economic consulting and professional speaking company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the only economist in the world to have earned the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, the highest earned designation in professional speaking. He has spoken more than 1,000 times during the past 20 years, traveling more than one million miles in the process.
His latest book, "econAmerica: Why the American Economy is Alive and Well…And What That Means to Your Wallet", was published by Wiley & Sons in July 2007. In "econAmerica", Jeff explains in detail the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will drive the American economy for years to come.
Customizing his remarks specifically to the industry or group that he is addressing, he can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his. He uses humor to keep things light while also providing a great deal of substance for audience members.
Jeff Thredgold's career includes 23 years with $95 billion banking giant KeyCorp, where he served as Senior VP and Chief Economist. He now serves as economic consultant to $50 billion Zions Bancorporation, which has banks in 10 states, as well as other clients.
Jeff has appeared dozens of times on CNBC-TV, the nation’s business network, as well as numerous appearances on CNN, and is quoted regularly in the nation’s financial press. He is a monthly contributor to the national publication Blue Chip Financial Forecasts and quarterly USA TODAY economic forecast surveys.
Jeff Thredgold has been writing a weekly economic and financial newsletter, now titled the Tea Leaf, for 32 years. In addition to "econAmerica", he is the author of "Economy by Thredgold", "A Parent's Letter to My Children in School" and "On The One Hand…The Economist’s Joke Book".
Jeff served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Utah for 16 years and served as President of the National Association for Business Economics Utah Chapter. He is a former member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and the Economic Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Outlook 2008—Your Money, Your World, Your Family…The Future
An entertaining, informative, and humorous "tour" of the U.S. and global economy, financial markets, education, employment, retirement, and more. Jeff provides a clear and focused picture of what’s happening in the economy and how it affects the future of your finances.
econAmerica: Why the American Economy Is Alive and Well…And What That Means to Your Wallet
Based on his latest book of the same title (published by Wiley and Sons in July 2007), Jeff Thredgold cuts through media hype and shares the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will combine to create a strong American economy in coming years.
Top Ten Economic Myths
Think you’re getting the full economic picture from the national media? Think again. In an upbeat and entertaining presentation, Jeff Thredgold sets the record straight by debunking ten of today’s most common economic myths.