Vermont Chamber announces McKend and Faucher as keynote conference speakers

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has announced that former Vermont journalist Eva McKend, now with CNN, and Gus Faucher, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, PNC Financial Services Group, will be the keynote speakers at the Vermont Economic Conference.

The VEC is back in person for 2023 and will provide an essential economic foundation for the year ahead. The robust agenda features star speakers and seminars dedicated to providing an in-depth look at national, global, and state perspectives on the economy as well as the latest economic indicators for business growth. The conference will take place on January 30, 2023, from 8 AM - 2 PM at the University of Vermont - Dudley H. Davis Center.

2023 Vermont Economic Conference agenda

The event will also feature a presentation of the 2022 Outstanding Business of the Year Award to recipient Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group.

Eva McKend

National Politics Reporter, CNN

Known for her pointed questions to people in leadership, Eva has been a member of CNN's Washington D.C. bureau since September 2021. Most recently, she covered the Georgia Senate runoff election. Vermonters will recognize Eva from her time as a WCAX anchor from 2015-18.

We look forward to welcoming Eva back to Vermont to provide her reflections and insights on what the recent midterm election results indicate for economic issues in Congress next session, such as inflation and immigration.

Gus Faucher

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, PNC Financial Services Group

As the principal spokesperson on all economic issues for PNC, Gus is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He is also regularly featured on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, CBS Radio, and NPR.

Gus is a returning favorite at the Vermont Economic Conference and will once again be highlighting national economic trends.