MEET THE EXPERTS

PCA ECONOMICS EXPERTS

To arrange an interview with one of our experts, please reach out to Holly Arthur, harthur@cement.org 202-719-1979.

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EDWARD SULLIVAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Edward Sullivan is Chief Economist for PCA. As Chief Economist he directs all PCA’s forward assessments of the economy, cement consumption and the construction industry – for the U.S., Canada, and international. In each of the past two years, Edwas cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve as the most accurate forecaster regarding economic growth among 30 top economists. 

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DAVID ZWICKE
Senior Director of Economic Analysis
As Senior Regional Economist, Dave tracks and forecasts U.S. regional and state cement demand, construction trends, and market conditions.  His analysis is used by PCA membership for industry tracking and strategic planning.  Prior to assuming his current role at PCA, Dave worked with a real estate investment trust in which he helped identify markets for speculative development projects.  

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ANDREW MOSS
Economist II
Andrew is originally from Atlanta, GA and received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clemson University in South Carolina.  He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Predictive Analytics through Northwestern University.  He analyzes and interprets several forms of economic data, working primarily with relational databases and Excel.

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JOSEPH CHIAPPE
Economist II
Joe has been with PCA since 2010. He has an economics degree from Illinois State University and is currently pursuing and MBA at North Park University. He maintains regional models that estimate construction spending and cement consumption on a state by state basis. He also supports various research projects.

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BRIAN SCHMIDT
Economist II
Brian has been with PCA since 2011.  He studied political science and economics at Carthage College, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree, and is currently enrolled in an MBA program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  Brian is responsible for all PCA surveys, reports related to industry structure, industry advocacy, and monthly tracking of market share in buildings. 

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TREVOR STORCK
Market Intelligence Analyst
Trevor is approaching his first full year with PCA. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from North Central College. He is responsible for compiling many of the department’s monthly reports and fulfilling data requests. He assists with various research projects and maintains the Construction InVue system.

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KAREN ARNESON
Market Intelligence Specialist
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