November 7, 2012 • University Club, Washington, D.C.
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick is chief economist at Ford Motor Company. Her global team is responsible for firm's global economic and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning. Prior to joining Ford, Ellen was a senior economist at Mellon Bank from 1990 to 1996, and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She also served for two years as a staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan Administration. Ellen received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master's degree in International Development and a Ph.D. in Economics at Clark University in Massachusetts.
Ellen completed a six-year term on the National Association for Business Economics, including a one-year term as President. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NABE Foundation. Ellen also is a member of several professional organizations, including the Conference of Business Economists, Harvard Industrial Economists Group, and the American Economic Association (AEA). Most recently, she was appointed to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Board of Directors for a five-year term.