Craig Alexander joins the Conference Board of Canada as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist

OTTAWA, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Craig Alexander will join The Conference Board of Canada as its new Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist on September 6th, 2016. He will assume the role held by Glen Hodgson, who will remain as the Conference Board Senior Fellow. 

"I am delighted that Craig has joined the leadership team at The Conference Board of Canada," said Daniel Muzyka, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Conference Board of Canada. "Craig is one of Canada's leading economists and brings decades of expertise and experience. I am confident that Craig will continue to build on our past success and advance the Conference Board's mandate to build a better future for Canadians."

"The Conference Board is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis and I am excited to join the team," said Craig Alexander. "I look forward to contributing my passion and understanding of financial and public policy to elevate the level of public dialogue at a time of great change in our economy and society."

Craig will oversee the Conference Board's macro-economic outlook products, tourism and custom economic research.

Craig Alexander comes to the Conference Board from the C.D. Howe Institute where he served as Vice President, Economic Analysis. Prior to that, he was with TD Bank Group for 12 years and held the post of Senior Vice President and Chief Economist from 2010 to 2015.

Craig is an impassioned supporter of literacy and is a champion of the charitable sector, for which he received a Queen's jubilee medal. He serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit groups. A former two-term President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, he holds a graduate degree in economics from the University of Toronto.

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