Professor of the Day - Department of Economics & Geography
Mr. Mark Vitner is a managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, NC. He is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Mr. Vitner also writes for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook report, the Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, and provides updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, and inflation. Mr. Vitner joined Wachovia (then First Union) in 1993. Before that, he was an economist for Barnett Banks in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Vitner’s commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and others.Mr. Vitner serves as chair for the economic advisory committee for the Bond Dealers of America. He also serves as the chief economist for the North Carolina Certified Commercial Investment Member. He is a member of the Blue Chip Economic forecasting panel and was recently named one of the 2009 North Carolina Power Players, 50 most powerful people in business, by Business Leader magazine. Mr. Vitner also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia.Mr. Vitner earned his BBA in economics from University of Georgia, MBA from the University of North Florida, and has completed the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Advanced Training in Economics program at Carnegie Mellon University.
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