O'Donnell to share economic forecast in Huntington


Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Foundation will present Jim O’Donnell’s "2009 Economic Forecast" on Jan. 14. His presentation is titled "Investing in 2009: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?"

The breakfast line will open at 7:45 a.m. in Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons, and the program will end by 9 a.m. The cost of admission is $6 per person, and first-time guests eat free.

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.

The Huntington University Foundation hosts a monthly breakfast meeting open to a public interested in learning about current issues and Huntington University programs. These breakfasts take place on the second Wednesday of each month between the months of September and May. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4042.

O’Donnell also will present his forecast to the Columbia City Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 13 and the Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development on Jan. 15.

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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