“The State of the Economy"
Edward Boehne, the former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will present an economic overview and forecast for 2015. Mr. Boehne will then discuss the changing mix of headwinds and tailwinds that will likely make the year ahead better than the one just ended. He'll address Fed policy, the unwinding of quantitative easing, implications for Interest rates and what to expect from Janet Yellen. He'll also highlight key economic developments in Europe and Asia.
Ed joined the Philadelphia Federal Reserve in 1968 and subsequently was promoted to President in 1981, a position he held until May 31, 2000. He is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he also received a Ph. D. in Economics.
Ed is active in community affairs. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Managers of Pennsylvania Hospital, Chairman of the Board of the University City Science Center, a director of the Urban League of Philadelphia, a partner in the Urban Affairs Partnership, a director of the United Way and the Union League, as well as a trustee of the Baldwin School and Thomas Jefferson University.
Since retiring from the Federal Reserve, he has joined several other boards of directors, including Haverford Trust Company, Toll Brothers, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Beneficial Savings Bank and Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.