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Mark Vitner


Mark Vitner is a managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo, responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he also writes
for the company’s Monthly Economic Outlook report, the Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary, and provides regular updates on the housing markets, commercial real estate, regional economies, and inflation.

Mark joined Wachovia (then First Union) in 1993. Before that, he spent nine years as an economist for Barnett Banks in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mark’s commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and many other publications.

Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned his B.B.A. in economics from the University
of Georgia, an M.B.A. from the University of North Florida, and has completed further
graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. He also completed the
National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Advanced Training in Economics
program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Mark is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and co-founded
its Charlotte chapter, The Charlotte Economics Club. He serves as a distinguished
lecturer and practitioner at the University of Georgia. He is also a member of the
American Economic Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics
Association, and the Charlotte Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. In
addition, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Florida Economics
Club and serves as the chief economist for the North Carolina CCIM (Certified
Commercial Investment Member). He is a member of the Blue Chip Economic
forecasting panel and was recently named one of the 2009 North Carolina Power
Players, 50 most powerful people in business, by Business Leader magazine. Mark
also previously served on the Governor’s Advisory Board of Economists for the
Commonwealth of Virginia.




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