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Jack Kleinhenz
NRF Chief Economist
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Jack Kleinhenz


 Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D. is chief economist for the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association.

As a professional economist with more than 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, banking firms, regulators, planners, universities, airports, manufacturers, chambers of commerce, trade associations, non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies, Kleinhenz is known for translating economics into clear and concise explanations and action.

Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a contributing forecaster to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He is the current president of the National Association for Business Economics, the premier professional association for business economists.

Kleinhenz is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s Council of Economic Advisors and the Northeast Ohio Council of Economic Policy Advisors.

He also serves as principal and chief economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, an economic, financial consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio as well as adjunct professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

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