Economics Leadership Council (ELC)

The Economics Leadership Council is the primary alumni service organization for the Department of Economics. Its roots are embedded in the 1837 legislation that established the University of Michigan along with a provision for a Board of Visitors "to make an examination into the state of the University and report results to the superintendent, suggesting such improvements as they deemed important." Today's ELC members serve by invitation of the Department Chair to provide advice, financial support, and outreach opportunities that advance the long-term goals of the Department. The ELC meets annually on the Ann Arbor campus. Members are appointed for three-year renewable terms.

Top row, from left to right: Chris Cramer, Fred Orlan, Don Pollard, Jordan Dickstein, David Nyren, Drew Marcus, Wayne Bloch, Charles Betsey, Robert Coven 
Bottom row, from left to right: Andy Jonas, David Berson, Robert Shiller (AB '67), Department Chair David Lam, John Sweetland, Gail Wilensky, Peter Hooper, Margaret Gibson

Current ELC Members

Michael Beauregard, AB '86 Econ
Huron Capital Partners LLC
Detroit, MI

Jay Bernstein, AB '96 Econ
KPS Capital Partners
New York, NY

David W. Berson, MPP '79; PhD '82 Econ
Senior Vice President, Chief Economist and Strategist
Nationwide Insurance
Columbus, OH

Charles L. Betsey, AB '68 Econ and Spanish Lit; PhD '76 Econ
Former Interim Dean, Graduate School and Professor of Economics
Howard University
Washington, DC

Peter Borish, AB '81 Econ; MPP '82
Chief Strategist
Quad Group
New York, NY

Dan Braga, AB '97 Poli Sci
Partner in the Chicago Office
McKinsey & Company
Chicago, IL

Jessica Hoffman Brennan, AB '96 Econ
Managing Director, Investor Relations
The Carlyle Group
New York, NY

Robert D. Coven, BBA '78
Managing Director
Raymond James/Morgan Keegan
New York, NY

Christopher T. Cramer, AB '93 Econ
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Bath & Body Works Limited
Reynoldsburg, OH

Jordan Dickstein, AB '84 Econ
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
New York, NY

Margaret Gibson, AB '84 Econ
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Chicago, IL

Randall Heiser, AB '82 Econ and Poli Sci; MAE '84 Econ
President and CEO
DJ Sullivan Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI

Peter Hooper, AM '71 Econ; PhD '75 Econ
Managing Director, Chief Economist
Deutsche Bank Securities
New York, NY

Darnell Jackson, BGS '80 Econ
Senior Vice President
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Birmingham, MI

Andrew Jonas, AB '86 Econ
Managing Director and Partner
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, NY

James Learner, AB '84 Econ
Managing Partner
Huntsman Gay Global Capital
London, UK

Jeffrey R. Leeds, AB '67 Econ
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
White Plains, NY

Andrew W. Marcus, CFA, AB '83 Econ
Sugarloaf Rock Capital, LLC
Greenwich, CT

James A. Miller, AB '71 Econ
Bartlett & Co.
Cincinnati, OH

Douglas Monieson, AB '87 Econ
Commodities Trader
Chicago, IL

Thomas S. Neubig, MA '78; PhD '80 Econ
Director of Quantitative Economics and Statistics
Ernst & Young
Washington, DC

David Nyren, AB '86 Econ
AMD Capital
Lincolnshire, IL

Donald E. Pollard, AB '84 Econ
Managing Partner
Credit Value Partners, LP
New York, NY

Allen Sinai, AB '61 Econ
Chief Global Economist, President, and Co-Founder
Decision Economics, Inc.
New York, NY

Joel Sobel, BS '74 Math
Professor of Economics
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Donald Sweeney, AB '95 Econ
Managing Director
Emtec, Inc.
Chicago, IL

John W. Sweetland, AB '58 Econ; AM '59
The Winsford Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Diane C. Swonk, AB '84 Econ; AM '85 Applied Econ
Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist
Mesirow Financial
Chicago, IL

Gerald C. Timmis III, AB '79 Econ
Senior Managing Director
Valstone Partners
Managing Director
GC Timmis & Company
Birmingham, MI

Gail R. Wilensky, AB '64 Psych; AB '65 Econ; PhD '68 Econ
Senior Fellow
Project HOPE
Bethesda, MD