Hugo Dante

VP Strategic Marketing

Hugo Dante is an Economic Research Associate at the American Bankers Association. He graduated in May of 2018 with an Honors Bachelor of Science in General Chemistry from the University of North Alabama. Hugo is currently an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where he is pursuing a Master of Arts in Economics.

Gay Cororaton

VP Membership

Scholastica (“Gay”) D. Cororaton is a Research Economist at the National Association of REALTORS®, a trade association of more than 1+ million members. She is the lead economist managing the conduct, analysis, and report writing for the monthly Realtors® Confidence Index Survey and the annual Profile of International Real Estate Transactions in the U.S. and similar reports for Florida, Miami, and Raleigh, NC and the Realtors® Land Business Survey. These surveys provide vital statistics about first-time buyers, cash sales, investors, and distressed sales; median days on market; and foreign buyer purchases. She provides the macroeconomic writeup for the quarterly Commercial Real Estate Outlook reports. Using data sourced from surveys and publicly available, she writes blogs on the economy and housing market that appear in NAR’s Economists’ Outlook blog page. She creates the quarterly data Congressional District and State Reports that are used in NAR’s advocacy for homeownership. Under her direction, the Realtor® University Speaker Series has become a monthly event since it started in 2013, featuring speakers who share their rigorous yet practical research on housing market conditions and homeownership. She also edited the October 2017 and May 2018 issues of the REALTOR® University Journal of the Center for Real Estate Studies.

Before immigrating to the United States in 2005, she was Assistant Director for National Planning and Policy Staff at the Philippine’s National Economic Development Authority, the country’s development planning agency. She managed a 10+ person unit that was responsible for macroeconomic monitoring, forecasting, and analysis.

She has an MS in Statistical Science from George Mason University, an MA in Economics and a BS in Business Economics (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, and an MS in Industrial Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific in the Philippines.

She is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by the National Association for Business Economics. The CBE documents a professional’s accomplishment, experience, abilities, and demonstrates mastery of the body of knowledge critical for a successful career in the field of economics and data analytics.

When not at work, Gay loves spending time with her family enjoying day trips, shopping, and eating out. She is actively involved in the parish ministry of St. Philips Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA.  Gay previously served as NEC VP of Membership.

Clare Boyle


Clare Boyle graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Economics, where she published an honors thesis studying structural and institutional characteristics that affect Virginia high school dropout rates.  Before continuing with her education, Clare worked as a paralegal for a boutique corporate immigration law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  In 2015, Clare began her graduate studies at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Commerce, with a concentration in Business Analytics.  During her graduate studies, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the McIntire School Commerce upperclassmen International Finance class. In 2016, as part of these graduate studies, Clare embarked on an economics-focused global immersion program wherein she traveled to India, the Middle East, and South Africa to study public and private industry as well as government.  Clare began her professional career in 2016 when she joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Consultant, where her main area of focus was federal acquisitions.  She recently joined the civil service as a Management/Program Analyst in the Coast Guard Acquisitions Directorate, in the office of Acquisition and Systems Engineering Policy.  Clare became a member of the National Economists Club in 2016, and was elected as Secretary in fall 2017.  In 2017, Clare was chosen as a Kakehashi Scholar through the NEC, and was fortunate enough to participate in a study tour in Japan to learn more about their economy, government, and culture.  Clare is very grateful to be part of a community that values the study and application of economics, and is very excited to serve again as Secretary of the National Economists Club.

Katherine Tare


Katherine Tare is an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, where she works in the Survey Information and Publications Branch of the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions. Primarily, her work focuses on the dissemination and publication of the Employment Cost Index (ECI), Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC), and Employee Benefits Survey. Katherine was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the University at Albany, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Economics and Business Administration. Prior to the BLS, Katherine worked at the New York State Department of Labor in Albany, New York, where she used a data driven approach to workforce development and assisted businesses with their hiring needs. Although her work has mainly revolved around labor economics, Katherine’s interests include monetary and fiscal policy, public finance, and behavioral economics. In her spare time Katherine enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and spending time with her cat Freddy.

Scott Condren

VP Communications

Scott is currently a senior analyst in the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations. His work focuses on the economic impact of EXIM supported transactions on the U.S. economy. Via NEC, he was a 2017 Kakehashi scholar and traveled to Japan in February of that year with other NEC members. Prior to moving to D.C., Scott served as an equity analyst with CT Mason in Boston. He served on the board of the Boston Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics as secretary and membership chair. In those roles he was responsible for both managing membership, and marketing events via email and social media. Scott is a CFA Charterholder. He previously served as NEC’s VP of Communications.

Peter Bruno

Co-VP Programs

Peter Bruno is the Office Manager of the Group of Thirty. He assists in coordinating logistics for the Group’s plenary sessions, seminars, and working group meetings. He also edits and manages the publication process for the Group’s papers and reports, and provides research support for the Executive Director.

Peter received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Political Economy from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, in 2017. While at Carleton, he participated in an off-campus program in Myanmar where he studied the effects of economic liberalization. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on trade and social policy formation in Latin America during the 2000s. Prior to graduation, Peter completed internships at the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, and the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Economic Development. Since May of 2018, he has been the VP for Special Programs at the National Economists Club.

Peter Davis

Senior VP Programs

Pete Davis advises Wall Street money managers on Washington policy developments that affect the financial markets.  President of his own consulting firm since 1992, Davis Capital Investment Ideas, Pete draws on 11 years of experience as a Capitol Hill economist with the Joint Committee on Taxation (1974-1981), the Senate Budget Committee (1981-1983), and Senator Robert C. Byrd (1992).  Pete served as NEC President in 1984 and earned his B.A. Economics from the University of Rochester in 1972.  Pete has served as the Co-Vice President for programming in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and served as Senior VP for programming from 2018-2020.  

Emily Sanchez


Emily Sanchez is an Economist and Director of Data Analytics at the American Chemistry Council where she uses data analytics and economic analysis to make sense of the chemical industry, end-use industries, global trade, and distribution and logistics issues. Her formal training is in statistics and economics. Emily also has extensive experience in developing and managing surveys, metrics programs and benchmarking studies. A Virginia native, she holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Statistics from James Madison University and an M.S. in Applied Statistics and an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University. Emily has previously served as the National Economists Club President and as Vice President of Programs.

T. Kevin Swift

Board of Governors

Dr. Swift is the chief economist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, DC where he is responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax, and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions, identifying emerging trends, and assessing the economic and societal contributions of chemistry. Prior to joining the ACC, Dr. Swift held senior level and executive positions at two major industrial market research consultancies.

Dr. Swift is a member of the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists, the National Business Economics Issues Council, and the Association of Industry Analysts. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel. After serving on the board of directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), he chaired the NABE Education Committee and for his service as a professional economist and contributions to the profession, he was elected a NABE Fellow. Dr. Swift was also one of the first to achieve NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation and more recently served as president of NABE.

Dr. Swift is a graduate of Ashland College with a BA degree and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with an MA degree in managerial economics. He is also a graduate of Anglia Polytechnic University with a doctorate in business administration (DBA) degree and has completed studies at Harvard University and the University of Oxford.

Dr. Swift is an adjunct professor of business economics at the University of Mary Washington. He is also a member of the Heritage Council of the Science History Institute.

William Beach

Board of Governors

William W. Beach became the 15th Commissioner of Labor Statistics on March 28, 2019. Before joining BLS, Dr. Beach was vice president for policy research at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University from February 2016 to March 2019. Before that he served as the Chief Economist for the Senate Budget Committee, Republican Staff, from 2013 through early 2016. Among his other professional positions, he was the Lazof Family Fellow in Economics at the Heritage Foundation and founder and director of the Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. Prior to joining Heritage in 1995, Dr. Beach served as a senior economist in the corporate headquarters of Sprint United, Inc., in Kansas City and, from 1991, as the president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. A graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, Beach also holds a master’s degree in history and economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Economics from Buckingham University in Great Britain, where he is a Visiting Fellow in Economics.