O'Donnell to share economic forecast in Bluffton

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Foundation will present Jim O’Donnell’s "2009 Economic Forecast" in Bluffton on Jan. 15. His presentation is titled "Investing in 2009: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?"

Sponsored by Huntington University, the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton. The cost for the breakfast is $8. RSVP by Jan. 9 to the Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development at (260) 824-0510.

O’Donnell was an executive with a national mutual fund company prior to his current role as associate professor of business and executive-in-residence at Huntington University. He is a certified public accountant and served as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments in Boston and the Dreyfus Corporation in New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University.

O’Donnell is the author of “Letters for Lizzie” and “Walking with Arthur.” In September 2008, he released “The Shortest Investment Book Ever,” targeting those with 401(k) or 403(b) plans through their employers.

O’Donnell also will present his forecast to the Columbia City Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 13 and the Huntington University Foundation on Jan. 14.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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