National Association for Business Economics
A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute’s undergraduate program in economics and business, Michael Erin serves as associate consultant and partner for the boutique consultancy firm Progressive Management and Associates in Chicago. To help him remain current with industry trends, Michael Erin belongs to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
Established in 1959, NABE is the professional affiliation for business economists and others in the economics industry. Represented fields range from academia to business. NABE presents a variety of conferences and educational sessions, as well as numerous networking opportunities.
One of the sessions hosted by NABE is its annual conference, with the 2017 conference occurring on September 23-26 in Cleveland. With a theme of Prospects for Growth: Reassessing the Fundamentals, the 2017 annual meeting featured leading economists and policymakers to share information about global trade and mercantilist tensions. Some of the speakers included Federal Reserve System chair Janet Yellen and president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Loretta Mester. Those in attendance had an opportunity to garner 20 continuing education credit hours during the four-day event.
International Economic Development Council
The managing partner at Progressive Management & Associates, Michael Erin often dedicates his free time to multiple charitable, nonprofit, and professional organizations. Among those Michael Erin belongs to is the International Economic Development Council.
Supporting those in professions related to economic development, the International Economic Development Council has some 5,000 members. The goal is to create a stable tax base in communities and to foster a stronger and more inclusive economy with the creation of jobs. The Council also aims to instruct its members on how to advance their careers.
Members come from all walks of life, and represent an increasing number of industries, from workforce development to international trade. Membership provides the opportunity to work with leaders in different fields and offers access to yearly conferences and publications dedicated to economic development. In 2016, the Council commemorated its 90-year history with the first-ever Economic Development Week, encouraging the celebration of economic development in local communities.
An experienced business professional and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Michael Erin serves as an associate consultant and partner at Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Erin also belongs to professional organizations including the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The largest nonprofit of its kind, the IEDC has a membership of more than 5,000 professionals working in various sectors around the world. As new global markets emerge, the IEDC aims to help foster a worldwide environment conducive to healthy economic competition and growth.
Toward that objective, the organization will hold its 2017 Annual Conference September 17-20 in Toronto, Canada. The theme this year, Going Global, will focus on connection, collaboration, and creation, with attendees receiving instruction and insight on topics ranging from global trade expansion to stronger startup ecosystems. Along with the conference proceedings, IEDC members will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture of Toronto, recently named at the top of the list of places to visit in 2017 by the New York Times.
Certified Business Economist
Outside of his position as an associate consultant and partner with Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Erin contributes to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Through the support of members like Michael Erin, the NABE is able to offer those interested in the business field many scholarships and other continuing education opportunities.
One way NABE members can further their education is to seek the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation. This designation indicates a mastery of business economics, which communicates one’s competence and enthusiasm for the subject to current and prospective employers. A CBE designation also shows that the holder has a commitment to ethical conduct due to the required pledge the recipient must take to uphold the NABE Code of Ethics.
Undergraduate coursework alone does not qualify one for the CBE designation. To earn the designation, one must take an additional exam and several business continuing education courses through NABE or another organization.
National Association for Business Economics
Since October 2015, Michael Erin has worked as vice president of development for The Economic Club of Las Vegas. In addition, he serves as an associate consultant and partner for Progressive Management and Associates based out of Chicago, Illinois. To help him remain up-to-date on industry-wide changes, Michael Erin maintains membership with the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
Established in 1959, NABE serves as the top association for those who work in business economics. It represents industries such as business, academia, and economics, and its membership includes business leaders, former Board of Governor’s chairmen, and former Federal Reserve governors. The NABE offers its members educational offerings, networking opportunities, and prestigious conferences, all of which give members a chance to stay current with business trends.
One of the NABE’s events is its annual economic policy conference, with the 2017 conference scheduled for March 5 through 7. This 33rd annual conference occurs at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The 2016 conference had a theme of “Policy Challenges in an Intercontinental World,” and covered the way political and business leaders help their countries and companies navigate through global challenges. Keynote speakers included Federal Reserve Chairman Stanley Fischer and Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall.