MEET THE EXPERTS

PCA ECONOMICS EXPERTS

To arrange an interview with one of our experts please reach out to PCA Director, Communications Mike Zande

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EDWARD SULLIVAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Edward Sullivan is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence for PCA.  He directs all PCA’s forward market assessments that support the industry’s planning efforts and market research. Ed’s analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used in corporate planning efforts, the financial industry, and media.  Ed’s analysis also supports the cement industry’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and to this end has testified before Congress

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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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BRIAN SCHMIDT
Regional Economist
Brian has been with PCA since 2011.  He studied political science and economics at Carthage College, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He is currently enrolled in an MBA program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  Brian is responsible for forecasting the Pacific and Mountain regions of the U.S. as well as industry advocacy.

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DAVID LAN
Regional Economist
David is the senior regional economist for the South Atlantic Region. Prior to joining us, he held the position of Research Economist at Florida Association of Realtors. Originally from Canada and prior to moving south, he held various analytical and managerial positions at Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, the Federal Housing Agency of Canada.   David Holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Master in Applied Economics. Both from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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JOSEPH CHIAPPE
Regional Economist/Data Base Manager
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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TREVOR STORCK
Market Intelligence Analyst
Trevor has been with PCA since 2016.  He studied economics at North Central College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in predictive analytics through Northwestern University. Trevor 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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KAITLIN BEER
Market Intelligence Analyst
Kaitlin received her Master of Science in Anthropology and Master of Library and Information Science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her current role is to compose several of Market Intelligence’s monthly reports and to maintain the department’s databases and Construction InVue system. She also assists with data requests and research projects. .

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John Huffman
Data Economist II
John has a Masters in Applied Economics and a BA in Economics, Business Administration, and Finance.  While attending school, he worked in the financial and banking sectors and was a volunteer  for various community organizations.  

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