Charlotte CFMA Program Meeting: Economic Update, Mark Vitner

When:  Dec 13, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  Charlotte, NC

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Economic Update


Learning objectives: 

Discuss current economic trends, state of the industry and predictions for 2018



Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo

Managing Director, Senior Economist

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

Mark joined a Wells Fargo predecessor institution in 1993. Before that, he spent nine years as an economist for Barnett Banks in Jacksonville, Florida. Mark’s commentary has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other publications.

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

Mark is a member of NABE and is also a member of that group’s inaugural Certified Business Economist class. Mark is a past president and co-founder of the NABE Charlotte chapter, The Charlotte Economics Club. He serves as a distinguished lecturer and practitioner at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Western Economic Association. He also chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce for three years. He currently serves as the chief economist for the North Carolina chapter of the CCIM Institute, which confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. He is a member of the Blue Chip economic forecasting panel and the Western Blue Chip forecasts panel, and he serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


CPE Pending


Schedule for Program

Registration and networking:  11:15am to 11:45am

Lunch:  11:45am to 12:15pm

Program:  12:15pm to 1:15pm



If registration is received by Friday, December 8th, 2017 the cost is $30 for members and $40 for guests. 


After Friday, December 8th, 2017, the cost is $35 for members and $45 for guests. 


Session Policies

Refunds and Cancellations

Meeting registration must be paid prior to the meeting or at the door.  Any cancellation must be made in writing before noon on December 8th, 2017.  No-shows and cancellations after December 8th, 2017 at noon will be invoiced.


Registration:  *Please register and complete payment online*
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If you cannot register online, please call the CFMA Charlotte Administrator at 704-609-4489; or email your registration to


Payments should be mailed to CFMA Charlotte, PO Box 31222, Charlotte, NC 28231-1222.  Please make checks payable to CFMA Charlotte.


The meeting will be held at Byron's Southend, located at 101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180.  Byron's Southend is located in the Courtyard Building of the Design Center of the Carolinas.  The Design Center is located on the corner of W. Worthington Ave. and Camden Rd., directly behind Sullivan's on South Blvd.  For complete directions, call Byron's Southend at 704-333-9779



Please park in the Design Center Parking Deck and walk up the alley way to Byron’s.  You can enter through the green gate!  For parking validation, please bring your ticket inside to registration


Please park in the Design Center Parking Deck located at the corner of Hawkins St. and Doggett St.  For GPS purposes, please use 240 Doggett St. Charlotte, NC 28203.  Bring your ticket inside Byron’s of South End to get your parking ticket validated.  For all updated parking information, please see the attached update and map. 


Additional Information:

Prerequisites:  None


Who Should Attend?

CFO, Accounting Personnel, HR Personnel, CPAs working in a training capacity


Advanced Preparations:  none

Program Level:  Basic

Delivery Method:  Group-Live

Recommended CPE credit:  1 Hour if approved

Recommended field of study:  Pending CPE Approval



GreerWalker LLC will be sponsoring CPE Credit for CFMA this season. 

GreerWalker is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:



If you have any questions regarding CFMA, meeting registrations or the cancellation policy, please contact our chapter administrator Jennifer Wagner by phone (704) 609-4489 or by email



***Please note the January 17th meeting and the February 22nd casino night will be held at an alternate location instead of our normal facility.  They both will be held at The Barrel Room at Triple C.  Located at 2934 Griffith St.  Charlotte, NC 28203.  The meetings have been relocated as Byron’s South End will be under major renovations during those events.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.***



Byron's Southend
101 W. Worthington Avenue, Suite 180
Charlotte, NC 28203

Pricing Information

Registration Regular Late
Member $30.00 $35.00
Non-member $40.00 $45.00


Jennifer Wagner
(704) 609-4489