*Speakers featured below are from our 2016 Q4 Outlook Conference
Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Industry Analyst, WardsAuto
Traub’s responsibilities at the Federal Reserve Bank include both research and current analysis. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research). Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC. He worked in Chrysler’s corporate economist’s office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations.
Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for nearly three decades, starting as a reporter for WardsAuto and transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at WardsAuto, with stints along the way at Global Insight forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle sales analyst at General Motors and Dana Corp. Since returning to WardsAuto, he has served as the company’s lead in-house analyst overseeing several of the information provider’s data products and tools, including North American production and sales forecasts.
Director of Content, WardsAuto
Managing Director, WardsAuto
Drew Winter oversees the editorial content and agendas for the annual WardsAuto Interiors and User Experience Conferences. He also is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto’s award-winning monthly digital magazine for the global auto industry and a senior editor of WardsAuto.com. He is part of the editorial team that judges the annual Wards 10 Best Engines, 10 Best interiors and 10 Best UX awards and is a juror for the independent North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Winter is interviewed frequently by local and national media regarding automotive issues and has won more than 30 journalism awards during his career, including several first-place International Wheel Awards and a Jesse H. Neal award.
John Sousanis is Managing Director of WardsAuto, and the director of the WardsAuto Outlook Conference Series. During his 20 years in automotive data & insights, John has worked as a market analyst, U.S. sales and production forecaster, and as head of WardsAuto’s data and insights group. John has authored and co-authored several special reports on fuel economy and regularly speaks to automotive professionals on topics ranging from flexible manufacturing to global powertrain trends and U.S. OEM Green Strategies.