Victor Farmington Chambers of Commerce Education Series
With mixed signals coming from the global economy,
can Rochester/Finger Lakes Region survive and thrive?
About the Presenter: Dr. Kent Gardner, Chief Economist Center for Governmental Research; Opinion Editor & “Beaconomist” Rochester Beacon
Dr. Kent Gardner’s public policy expertise ranges from public finance and public administration to health care and education reform. Dr. Gardner joined CGR in 1991 and served as President from 2005 to 2012. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 2018, Dr. Gardner joined a group of local journalists to found the Rochester Beacon, a nonprofit online news site serving the Rochester community. In addition to regular commentary on policy issues and the economy, he curates “community voices” submissions to the Beacon.
Dr. Gardner holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.