Economist Chad Moutray Joins the National Association of Manufacturers

Dr. Chad Moutray, former chief economist and director of economic research for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy, has joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as chief economist. 

“Chad is an accomplished economist and he brings valuable experience and knowledge to the NAM at a critical time when manufacturers need his expertise to evaluate signs of economic growth,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Our members will greatly benefit from Chad’s economic analysis as we advocate for pro-growth, pro-manufacturing policies.”

Dr. Moutray served at the SBA for eight years, where he was responsible for researching the importance of entrepreneurship to the U.S. economy as well as highlighting issues important to small business owners, policy makers and academics. Prior to joining the SBA, Moutray was the Dean of the School of Business Administration at Robert Morris University of Illinois where he began development of the MBA program, and created a business institute to allow students to work with local businesses for internships or class projects.

Dr. Moutray currently serves on the board of the National Association for Business Economics and chairs the Policy Survey Committee. Moutray received a Ph.D. in economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Eastern Illinois University. In addition, he received an associate’s degree in business administration from Lake Land College, which named him a distinguished alumnus in 2007.

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