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Chapter Meeting 10/19/10

posted Sep 2, 2010, 10:50 AM by Coastal Fairfield   [ updated Sep 27, 2010, 5:54 PM ]
Institute of Management Accountants
Coastal Fairfield County Chapter Meeting
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Cinzano Restaurant, 1920 Blackrock Turnpike, Fairfield
Costs:  Dinner $35 for Members
                       $40 for Non-Members
                       $25 for Students
"Economic Outlook & Forecast" - Peter M Gioia Vice President and Economist




Peter M. Gioia is vice president and economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the state's largest business organization with about 10,000 member companies.


Gioia oversees the Member Services Department, which includes both HR Services and Research.


He creates partnerships to enhance the quality of HR programs and surveys and provide new ways of sharing experiences, expertise, and business opportunities for members.


CBIA's research department provides in depth economic and policy analyses and survey research assistance to CBIA divisions and to member companies. The department also provides association members with international trade information.


Gioia is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He is quoted over nine hundred times a year in the media and is a frequent guest on media programs concerning business and political issues in the region.


Prior to joining CBIA, Gioia was a senior consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick. Gioia joined CBIA in November 1989.


Gioia holds a master's degree from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree from Hobart College. Gioia has been appointed to the first Economic Advisory Council to the Governor in Connecticut. Gioia was Connecticut Team Captain for USA*NAFTA.  He is a past president and member of the Hartford Area Business Economists, a member of the National Association for Business Economics, and a board member of the MetroHartford Alliance’s Economic Development Council and a past board member of the New England Economic Project.