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O'Donnell to give state-of-the-economy

Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Huntington University’s Jim O’Donnell will host a state-of-the-economy forecast in Huntington on Wednesday, January 14. For more than a decade, O’Donnell has shared his Economic Review and Forecast in an educational – and also entertaining – format.

O’Donnell serves as an executive-in-residence and holds emeritus standing at HU. His presentation will reference a variety of economic factors, including oil prices, spending, health care costs, student debt, home ownership, investing, inflation and faith.

As a certified public accountant and money management executive, O’Donnell worked in the financial services industry for years with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation in Boston and New York City, respectively. A thought-provoking writer, his opinions on ethics and finance have appeared in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune, to name a few. O’Donnell earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. He has authored three books: “The Shortest Investment Book Ever,” “Letters for Lizzie” and “Walking with Arthur.”

O’Donnell will present in Huntington from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the upper level of Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, hosted by the Huntington University Foundation. Breakfast is $7, but free breakfasts are provided for first-time attendees courtesy of Chris and Janelle Love of Bailey-Love Mortuary. To make a reservation for the HU Foundation meeting, call Barb Baker at (260) 359-4069 or email

The Huntington University Foundation hosts a monthly breakfast meeting, open to all who are interested in learning about current community issues and the people and programs of Huntington University. Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships. Learn more about the foundation and ways to support its goals at