February 2020 Roundtable: UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference

26th annual event focuses on national trends, challenges, and solutions in the workplace

The world is faced with increasing uncertainty in many areas, one of which is how to recruit and retain leaders of tomorrow. With this topic in mind, the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center and PNC Bank will co-host the 26th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 21 at the Marriott Renaissance Cincinnati as part of the Real Estate Roundtable Series.

A breakfast buffet will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program between 8 and 10 a.m. Registration is required for all attendees at least 3 days in advance of the event as seating is limited.

PNC Bank Senior Economic Advisor Stu Hoffman will first present and provide context surrounding PNC’s 2020 economic forecasts and touch on the labor market and its unique impact on the economy. An expert panel will then continue the conversation with a focus on national trends, challenges, and solutions in the workplace with input from industry leaders Stanford T. Williams, Jr., VP, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Messer Construction; Jordan Vogel, VP, Talent Initiatives at Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Stacey Browning, Managing Director at CincyTech USA; and Lucy Coelho, Americas Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at JLL.

The program will be moderated by Diana Reid, an independent commercial real estate executive and financial services leader who specializes in strategic advising for corporate business.

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Stu Hoffman

Stuart G. Hoffman
Senior Economic Advisor, PNC Financial Services Group

Stuart Hoffman works with PNC clients to provide expert analysis and forecasts for national, regional and global economic and financial trends. Prior to being named to his current role in April 2017, he served as PNC’s chief economist and was principal spokesperson on all economic issues. Hoffman has been recognized as one of the most accurate economic and interest rate forecasters in the prestigious Wall Street Journal economic survey covering the 1988 to 2016 period.

Hoffman joined PNC in 1980 after a six-year tenure with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He became vice president and senior economist for PNC in 1987 and was elected senior vice president and chief economist in 1991.

He has been frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and Barron’s. He was a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. In addition, he was regularly interviewed by the Associated Press, Reuter’s news wire services and NPR.

Hoffman is past president and lifetime member of the American Bankers Economic Advisory Committee, which meets regularly with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors chaired by Jay Powell. He also serves on the board of directors of The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the local chapter of National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and VisitPITTSBURGH. Hoffman is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation board of trustees.

Hoffman is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He received a master's degree in 1973 and a doctorate degree in economics in 1975, both from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fellow. In 2004, the University of Cincinnati honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus and in 2011 presented him with The Carl Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.

Program moderator

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Diana Reid

Diana Reid
Independent Strategic Advisor, Speaker, and Board Director

Diana is a commercial real estate executive and financial services leader with a significant scope of responsibilities and depth of experience in the areas of commercial real estate banking, real estate technology solutions, employee engagement, credit and operational risk management, multi-family & affordable housing, debt capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.

Diana Reid has been a voice and leader in the securities and real estate industries for 40 years, and an engaged advocate for the development and advancement of the next generation of business leaders. Following a decade as business executive of PNC Real Estate, she is building a portfolio career as strategic advisor, independent corporate board director and keynote speaker. 

Diana is an active leader within Urban Land Institute, acting as a member of the ULI 2020 Hines Award jury; chair of Urban Development Mixed Use Council (Red Flight); ULI trustee and governor; and member of the ULI Women’s Leadership Institute Global Steering Committee.  

Guest speakers

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Stacey Browning

Stacey Browning
Managing Director, CincyTech

Stacey is a seasoned company builder at CincyTech with experience in scaling business and instituting governance. Most recently, Stacey was President of Paycor, where, following her start in sales as employee number eleven, she served as a critical motivator and change agent in senior marketing, product management, IT, HR and customer service roles. Significantly, she was Paycor’s first Chief Product Officer and is known for her focus on the customer, and emphasis on user experience. She led the acquisition of San Francisco-based Newton Software in 2015 and San-Diego/Serbia-based Ximble Software in 2019. Today, Paycor has nearly 2,000 employees throughout the US and serves 40,000 employers. Stacey is a Board Member of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the Health Collaborative, is a co-founder of Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon, Committee of 200 member, a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement and received The Circuit’s 2019 Technology Visionary Award. She speaks regularly on the topics of scaling businesses, personal branding and furthering the careers of women in technical leadership. As a Forbes HR Council member, Stacey has been regularly featured at Forbes.com.

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Lucy Coelho

Lucy Coelho
Americas, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, JLL

Lucy was recently appointed to lead JLL’s Diversity & Inclusion in the Americas. In this role, she will provide thought leadership on driving employee engagement, as well as partner with business leaders to accelerate their business strategies through a diverse employee base. Her primary mission is to create an inclusive culture to ensure that people belong, feel safe, and can effectively engage in the workplace. Lucy has shown great passion for diversity & inclusion throughout her JLL career since joining the firm in 2002. 

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Jordan Vogel

Jordan Vogel
Vice-President, Talent Initiatives; Cincinnati USA Chamber

Jordan Vogel has an eclectic background, ranging from working as a professional classical flutist to founding two small businesses, and later bringing that entrepreneurial spirit to Cintrifuse. On the way, he made stops in corporate America, including serving as Vice President of Marketing for Berkshire Hathaway’s Executive Jet Management, a private aviation company.

In his current role as VP Talent Initiatives with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Jordan leads the Chamber’s effort to expand and diversify the talent base in the region through attracting new talent, developing and retaining existing talent and connecting our businesses to the resources that drive growth. The goal? To make Cincinnati the hottest city in America!

Jordan is a member of the Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation Board of Directors, Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub Board of Directors, CPS Business Advisory Council, INTERalliance Board of Directors and CVB Institute for Hospitality Board. Additionally, Jordan is a People’s Liberty Haile Fellowship mentor and a member of the ArtsWave Sustaining Impact Grant Committee.

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Stanford Williams

Stanford T. Williams, Jr.
Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer; Messer

Stan joined Messer in 2005 as Director of Economic Inclusion. He earned a B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from Curry College in 1984 and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from Howard University in 1986. After ten years of dedicated service, he was promoted to Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer in 2015. Stan became an integral part of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. As Chief of Messer’s Economic Inclusion program, he develops relationships and partnerships with certified minority- and women-owned businesses. His efforts provide economic opportunities that include project work and joint ventures. Stan also seeks minority and women candidates who have a desire to work in Messer’s craft workforce and administrative offices. 

Under his leadership, Messer has received multiple awards and recognitions including the 2010 Greater Dayton Workforce Diversity Award; 2011 Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Minority Business Accelerator, Corporation of the Year Award; 2012 Spirit of Diversity, Healthcare Supplier of the Year Award; 2012 Belk Diversity Award; 2016 Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council Corporation of the Year; the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council, Corporation of the Year Award; and the DiverityInc 2016 Top 13 Companies for Supplier Diversity.