Steve is a director and the chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group. He is an economic researcher, analyst and forecaster with an expertise in consumer markets and the credit union industry. Rick's forecasts are the starting point for the strategic planning process and help create a clear understanding of the underlying trends and links between the general economy, the financial services industry, and CUNA Mutual Group's policy owners. Rick was previously the senior economist for CUNA's Economics & Statistics Department for 22 years. In addition to his work at CUNA Mutual Group, he serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UWCU). The owner of a B.S. in Finance and a B.S, an M/S and a Ph.D in Economics, Rick shares his fiscal and economic expertise as a senior lecturer with the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the facilitator/ instructor of CUNA Management School's Stanford Bank Game.
With another strong employment report in April, we’ve gotten reassurance that the labor market is staying on a strong and steady course.28 July 2019