Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

Practice and Policy Lecture Series Home

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

Mon., Jan. 11, 2010, Noon to 1 p.m.

The Economy Around Us: Recession & Recovery
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK  73105

Chad Wilkerson, Branch Executive
Oklahoma City Branch, Office of Federal Reserve

OKDHS Finance Division

This presentation will explore the possibilities of whether regions of the U.S. vary in the timing and circumstances of their recessions. Chad Wilkerson will highlight job growth trends in recent business cycles, timing and depth of regional recessions, and economic recoveries and expansions across the country.

About the Speaker:
Chad Wilkerson joined the Oklahoma City Branch Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in January 2006 as Branch Executive. In this role, he serves as the bank’s regional economist and representative in the state of Oklahoma, recruits and works closely with the branch’s board of directors and is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Federal Reserve president. He is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee on economic and business activity in the state.

Wilkerson has been with the Federal Reserve since 1998, beginning in Kansas City’s Research Department. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. He also studied economics for a year at Oxford University in England.

Wilkerson is a board member of the United Way of Central Oklahoma and Economic Club of Oklahoma. He serves on the Research Advisory Board of the State Chamber and as treasurer of the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City. He is originally from the St. Louis area and attended high school in a small town in central Missouri.

Related Information:
Video, Audio and Transcript (Opens in new window)

Last Updated: June 19, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
Help | Web site Policies | Feedback | Accessibility | Document Readers