FedEx’s Huang elected president, National Association for Business Economics

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The National Association for Business Economics has elected Gene Huang, chief economist and a vice president for FedEx Corp., president of NABE for 2011-2012. He will take office Sept. 13 at the close of NABE’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Huang began his corporate career in 1987 with a Wall Street money management firm. He worked for several large industrial companies before joining FedEx in 1999, where he leads a team that focuses on corporate economics, enterprise risks, strategic affairs and the tracking and monitoring of all industries and countries FedEx serves.

He chairs the Economic Advisory Committee of the Council on Competitiveness. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, the Blue Chip Consensus Panel, the Wall Street Economic Panel and ABC News’s Economic Panel. He is also an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists (which he served as chairman from 2009-2010), the National Business Economic Issues Council, the European Council of Economists and the Harvard Industrial Economists Group.