Visiting executives to focus on regional economic outlook in public presentation
Mekael Teshome, assistant vice president and economist for PNC Financial Services Group, will be presenting a free, public lecture Wednesday, April 15 at noon in The University of Findlay’s Ritz Auditorium in Old Main.
He will be joined by Bill McDonnell, regional president and head of corporate and commercial banking for the Toledo market of PNC Financial Services Group, who will answer questions.
The two will also meet with faculty and with students in three finance courses throughout the day as part of the College of Business’s Visiting Executive Program.
Teshome’s presentation will focus on Northwest Ohio’s economic outlook.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Teshome is responsible for contributing to PNC’s regional, national and international economic analysis. He focuses on state and metropolitan economies within PNC’s core economic footprint as well as industry analysis.
Teshome joined PNC in 2011. Previously, he had been a lead analyst of Greek and Norwegian economies for Moody’s Analytics. He was responsible for monitoring the South African economy and numerous U.S. states and global metro areas. He had also worked extensively on sovereign risk analysis and forecast model-building for global cities.
He has a master’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Taylor University.
McDonnell has more than 25 years of experience with PNC Financial Services Group, serving in a number of sales and management roles. Prior to embarking on a banking career, he served on the staff of former U.S. Senator John Glenn, D-Ohio, in Washington, D.C.
McDonnell earned a master’s degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America.