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"Economic and Auto Industry Update"
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick joined Ford Motor Company in 1996 and was promoted to chief economist in 2004. Ellen manages the corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company's global economic and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning. Prior to joining Ford, Ellen was a senior economist at Mellon Bank from 1990 to 1996, and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut during the late 1980s. She also served for two years as a staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration. Ellen received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master's degree in International Development and a Ph.D. in Economics at Clark University in Massachusetts. Ellen served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) from 2007-08 and worked to establish NABE’s education initiative. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NABE Foundation. Ellen also is a member of several professional organizations, including the Conference of Business Economists, Harvard Industrial Economists Group, and the American Economic Association (AEA). Most recently, she was appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Board of Directors for a five-year term. Ellen has been married for 34 years and has three children. Her family enjoys athletics, music, and cooking together.
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