Dr. Hart Hodges presented economic data of trends in professional technical services at a national, state and loval level, including trends of what is and is not working. These trends highlight demographic, economic and other changes affecting the way communities recognize their leaders and how leaders communicate.
Hart Hodges is a professor of economics at WWU and the director of Western’s Center for Economic and Business Research. He is also a partner at Waycross Investment Management Company. In the classroom Hart teaches health economics and environmental economics, as well as the traditional core courses. At the Center, he focuses on applied business economics and connecting the university to the business community in the region. He also enjoys being active in the private sector as a registered investment advisor and fiduciary. He received his PhD from the University of Washington, masters in environmental management from Duke University, and his BA from Williams College. Hart is active in the community, currently serving on the boards of the NW Workforce Development Council and NW Economic Development Council.