Duessel to speak at 14th Annual Regional Economic Outlook


Linda Duessel, a senior vice president for Federated Equity Management, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook.


The annual event, presented by the Tri-City Development Council, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

As senior equity market strategist, Linda Duessel works as part of the team responsible for formulating house views about various equity market conditions and the firm’s positioning strategies.

As senior client portfolio manager, she also is responsible for articulating the strategy, process, positioning and performance of Federated’s domestic and international equity portfolios.

Duessel has been a regular contributor to CNBC’s Closing Bell and other programs. In addition, she has appeared on Fox News Your World With Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg          Television. Duessel has also been extensively quoted by Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and     Barron’s and has been extensively featured in the annual roundtables for USA Today and Smart Money Magazine.

Duessel also discusses personal finance with investor groups across the country on topics of interest ranging from the impact of the alternative minimum tax to investing for retirement.

Duessel earned a Master’s from Carnegie Mellon University, and Bachelor’s from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Duessel is a CPA, CFA charter holder and a CFP professional.

This year’s event will include a Manufacturing Outlook, which will be presented by Kris Johnson of the Association of Washington Business. Johnson is also the former president of the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce.


“This will be a first,” said Kayla Pratt, of TRIDEC. “But we have so much manufacturing in the community and it’s something we want to grow, so we thought it would be a good addition.”

Other speakers include Ajsa Suljic, a regional labor economist, who will give the regional economic outlook; Roger Snyder of the Pacific Northwest Site Office, who will update the community about Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Barbara Johnson of Columbia Center, retail outlook; Kathy Moore of Courtyard by Marriott, hospitality and tourism; Glen Marshall of Kennewick General Hospital, healthcare; Wayne Langford, Tri-Cities Realtors, real estate; and Don Sleight of AgReserves, who will give the agribusiness outlook.

Cost of the event is $75 for TRIDEC members and $90 for nonmembers, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Those who would like to attend just the luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. can do so for $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.tridec.org or call 735-1000.

Mary Coffman by Mary Coffman
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business

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