IUPUC announces Business Outlook Panel

Staff Reports

The Indiana University Division of Business at IUPUC will host its annual Indiana Business Outlook Panel on Monday at The Commons in downtown Columbus.

The scheduled panelists are:

U.S. & International Outlook: Andrew Butters, Ph.D. Butters is an associate professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Kelley, he was an associate economist in the Economic Research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Financial Markets Outlook — Ryan Brewer, Ph.D. Brewer is an associate professor of finance and serves as head of the Indiana University Division of Business in Columbus, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance, investments, and derivatives since 2009. Brewer holds Ph.D. and MBA degrees from IU Bloomington. Prior to professional school, Brewer worked for five years as a risk manager for a Fortune 50 Corporation in Michigan and Indiana.

State of Indiana Outlook — Kyle Anderson, Ph.D. Kyle Anderson is a clinical assistant professor of business economics at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. His research focuses on pricing, auctions and online markets, and he has published several articles in academic journals. He has an MBA and Ph.D. from the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington.

Local Outlook — Steven Mohler, D.B.A. Mohler is an assistant professor of management at IUPUC. He holds a doctor of business administration degree with management emphasis, and MBAs in finance, marketing and accounting. His research focus is small to medium enterprises, franchising, and the influence social media has on SME sustainability. Mohler leads microeconomics, macroeconomics, introduction to business and management, marketing, and strategy courses for IUPUC. Prior to transitioning into the academic environment, Mohler held marketing and finance positions with small to medium firms in Indiana and Fortune 500 companies in Indiana and Ohio.

The event, sponsored by Centra Credit Union and co-hosted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, the IU Division of Business, the Kelley School of Business, and the Indiana Business Research Center, begins at 11:30 a.m. with check-in and a boxed lunch, followed by the speakers at noon.

The cost to attend is $25 for individuals, and organizations can sponsor a table for $500, which includes premium reserved seating for eight. All proceeds from the event help to fund scholarships for students in the Division of Business at IUPUC.

Since 1972, experts from the Indiana Business Research Center, a part of the Kelley School of Business, compile, analyze, and interpret international, U.S., Indiana, and local economic data and prepare predictions for the coming year.