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MITCHELL HELD OF SALOMON SMITH BARNEY TO GIVE 2000 FORECAST AT ECONOMICS CLUB LUNCHEON TODAY

Mitchell Held, managing director and co-manager of the U.S. Economic Research arm within New York's Salomon Smith Barney and Citibank, will be the featured speaker at the Economics Club of Hampton Roads' Annual Economic Outlook Conference Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon will begin at noon at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. Due to limited space, reservations are required. The cost for the luncheon is $30 for nonmembers.

As managing director, Held is responsible for the firm's U.S. economic and interest rate outlook and the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy to determine their impact on the financial markets.

Held joined Salomon Smith Barney in 1981 and was named chief economist in 1996. He began his career in 1976 in Citibank's economics department and served as an economics consultant for several years.

Held received a bachelor's degree in economics from George Washington University and a master's in economics from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Other upcoming speakers for the Economics Club of Hampton Roads include Michael Mandel, economics editor for Business Week magazine, Feb. 17; Irene Finel-Honigman, adjunct professor of business at Johns Hopkins University, March 21; C. Jones Hooks, Hampton Roads Alliance, April 11; and Ben Jones, president and chief investment officer of Crestar Asset Management Co., May 9.

For more information or to make reservations, call Claudette Johnson at 683-3520.

This article was posted on: January 4, 2000

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