DescriptionEconomic Forecast for 2019. Learn about economic trends that will impact business along with next years opportunities and potential obstacles. The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Mark Melnik. Dr. Melnik is the Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute. He also serves as Senior Managing Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal on the Massachusetts economy.
We are also pleased to present David Pottier, CFO for MassDOT, who will touch on the Secretary of Transportation's comments on the future of the Cape Cod bridges, discuss capital items for the Cape highlighted in the department's 5 year plan and discuss short term capital projects planned and underway on the Cape.
Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, David W. Pottier. David was appointed Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of MassDOT in February, 2016. Prior to joining MassDOT, David was Manager of Financial Reporting, Budget Manager, and Budget Officer for Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), and was formerly the Deputy Director of Fiscal Affairs for the Cambridge Housing Authority and has further worked in the health insurance and banking industries. David holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. from Boston University and is currently serving his seventh term as City Councilor for the City of Taunton where he resides with his wife and their two kids.
Mark Skala will open our program with remarks on the forecast for non profits on Cape Cod. Mark is President and CEO of the Cape and Islands United way. He has served as vice president at Lighthouse Media Solutions, where he oversaw client relations services as well as the company’s TV shows and video production. He previously worked in executive roles at Bank of Cape Cod and GateHouse Media. Mark, his wife and their three boys live in Hyannis.
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