Guest Speaker for STAFDA’s 2nd Congressional Fly-In

Chad Moutray, NAM chief economist, will speak to fly-in participants on June 12.

Chad Moutray, PhD., chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, will speak to STAFDA Congressional Fly-In participants on June 12 in Washington, D.C.

The Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) will hold its 2nd Annual Congressional Fly-In to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 12 headquartered at the Phoenix Park Hotel. During the June 12 breakfast prior to STAFDA members heading to Capitol Hill for legislative appointments, Chad Moutray, PhD., chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will give a Washington “insider’s” look at the country’s current economic picture.

Moutray serves as NAM’s economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on economic conditions through media interviews, including Bloomberg, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox Business, Fox News, and Reuters television. His “Economic Reports” are posted each Monday to the members-only section of STAFDA’s website.

Prior to joining NAM, he was the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In that role, he was responsible for researching the importance of entrepreneurship and highlighting various issues of importance to small business owners, policymakers, and academics. In addition, his personal research focused on the importance of self-employment and economic growth.

Earlier in his career, Moutray was the dean of the School of Business Administration at Robert Morris College in Chicago (now Robert Morris University of Illinois). Under his leadership, the business school experienced rapid growth, both adding new programs and campuses. He developed an MBA program and created a Business Institute for students to work with local businesses on classroom projects and internships.

Moutray is a former board member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He is also the former president and chairman of NABE’s Washington D.C. chapter. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Eastern Illinois University.

For more information, please contact Catherine Usher at STAFDA, 800/352-2981 or