2024 Economic & Legislative Update
Between talks of a recession, fluctuating housing prices, and a continued shortage in labor markets, we are excited to welcome back Steve Scranton, Chief Investment Officer and Economist for Washington Trust Bank for his perspective and what we might expect to see in the next year. For our legislative segment, we’ve invited Wayne Hammon and Sean Schupack of Idaho Associated General Contractors, both with strong ties and history at our State’s capital. We’ll hear their inside perspective on the upcoming election at both the state and federal level.
Please RSVP by Monday, January 15th.
(Please note: there will be no CPE offered for this event this year)
Agenda (Mountain Time):
8:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am – Introductions w/ Josh Tyree
9:10am – 10:00am – Economic Update w/ Steve Scranton
10:00am – 11:00am –Legislative Update w/ Wayne Hammon & Sean Schupack
More about our speakers:
Steve Scranton, CFA – Washington Trust Bank – Steve is the Chief Investment Officer & Economist for Washington Trust Bank and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation with over 35 years of investment and economic experience. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Steve is a well-known speaker on the economic conditions and the world financial markets.
Wayne Hammon, Idaho Associated General Contractors – Since September 2012, he has served as CEO of the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC). Before joining the AGC, Wayne spent over five years as a top advisor to Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as the Administrator of both the Idaho Division of Financial Management and the Idaho Division of Human Resources – the state’s budget and personnel offices. While there, Wayne oversaw the development and execution of the State’s $7 billion annual budget as well as all aspects of its network of over 20,000 employees. His prior work includes over six years as the Idaho State Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and four years as a staffer in the U.S. Senate.
Sean Schupack, Idaho Associated General Contractors – Sean currently serves the Idaho AGC from Boise as the Director of Government Affairs, focusing on building contractor issues. Prior to his time at the AGC, Sean spent several years working in Idaho Politics. This includes working as a staffer in the senate, for a prominent contract lobby firm, and serving as the campaign manager for a state-wide campaign.