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. Various other forecasting surveys have placed Ed among the most accurate construction economists in the country. Ed’s analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used in corporate planning efforts, government policy and media.
Ed has more than 20 years of industrial economic analysis in support of senior executives and has played an important role in several U.S. Government trade policy decisions. In the past, Ed has held Vice President positions at Chase Manhattan Bank Economics, Standard & Poor’s, and Wharton Economics where he worked with Nobel Lauriat, Lawrence Klein. His background also includes positions as a senior intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, and as an economist within the Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.