Economic Outlook Conference 2022

  • October 22, 2021
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join us for this virtual conference as we hear from top fiscal experts who will discuss the current economic status and trends of the state and national economy, post-pandemic recovery outlook and more.

Panelists include:

Tom Barkin – President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Barkin is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (a.k.a. Richmond Fed). He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the Board’s Chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin holds bachelor, master and law degrees from Harvard University.

Mark VaselkivMark Vaselkiv — Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income Division, T. Rowe Price

Vaselkiv is the Chief Investment Officer of the Fixed Income Division. He is a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. Vaselkiv is a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Trust Company.

His investment experience began in 1984, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 1988, beginning in the Fixed Income Division as a high yield corporate credit analyst, with a special focus on forest products and gaming. In 1996, he was appointed to the High Yield Portfolio Management team. Prior to this, Vaselkiv was a credit analyst and a Vice President at Shenkman Capital Management and a credit analyst at Prudential Insurance Company.

He earned a B.A. in political science from Wheaton College and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Anirban Basu — Chairman and CEO, Sage Policy Group

Basu has been twice recognized as one of Maryland’s most influential people and has been named one of the Baltimore region’s 20 most powerful business leaders. He serves as the Chairman of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, teaches global strategy at Johns Hopkins University and serves the Chief Economist function for several organizations across the country.

Basu serves as Chairman and CEO of Sage, an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore that he founded in 2004. Basu served as the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and as Chief Economic adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association.

Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003. His doctoral work in health economics has taken place at UMBC.

More speakers to be announced.

Event details:

When: Friday, October 22, 2021; 8:30 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

Cost: Member individuals: $25, Non-member individuals: $50

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Tara Harris at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at

Please submit your questions to the panelists in advance on the registration page or to Lisa Byrd at



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