Former White House economic policy director to Keynote NSAA Convention

Todd Buchholz, a former White House director of economic policy, will be a keynote speaker at the National Ski Areas Association's 49th annual National Convention and Tradeshow in May, offering fresh economic insight for the ski industry.

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced that Todd Buchholz, a former White House director of economic policy, will be a keynote speaker its 49th annual National Convention and Tradeshow to be held May 4-7, 2011 at the La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, Calif. Buchholz is a Harvard-trained economist and an expert in finance and business strategy. Buchholz is a frequent commentator on the U.S. and global economy for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, ABC News, CBS, CNBC, and Forbes.

A prolific author, Buchholz has written several best-selling books focusing on the economy and business management to rave reviews, including New Ideas from Dead CEOs, From Here to Economy, and Market Shock: 9 Economic and Social Upheavals that will Shake our Financial Future. A fellow at Cambridge University in England and the recipient of the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard University, Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit” according to the Associated Press.

In his presentation, “New Realities in the Post-Recession American Economy,” Buchholz will decipher the riddle of the evolving new American economy, placing in context the good news — rising stock markets, business profits, and consumer confidence — with less hopeful news — persistent unemployment and a stagnant housing sector.

According to the NSAA release, “Buchholz is increasingly optimistic and bullish on our economic prospects.” For more information go to

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