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Irwin Kellner  

Dr. Irwin Kellner holds the Augustus B. Weller Distinguished Chair of economics at Hofstra University, and is the author of Hofstra University's Economic Report.

Dr. Kellner is also chief economist for CBS' Market Watch, the leading interactive financial news website, and serves as chief economist for North Fork Bankorporation. Previously he was chief economist for Chase Manhattan's Regional Bank, and before that, chief economist for both Chemical and Manufacturers Hanover, its predecessor organizations. Widely quoted in the print media as well as the author of many articled dealing with economics, business and banking, Dr. Kellner frequently advises groups of business people and community leaders and appears regularly on Cablevision's News 12 Long Island, CBS Radio and Television, as well as other programs both here and abroad.

Dr. Kellner is a member of the board of directors of Claire's Stores, Inc., FreeTrek.com Inc., International Bioimmune Systems and Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. He also belongs to several pro bono boards, including the North Shore Health System, the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, the Long Island Venture Group and the Variety Child Learning Center. In academia, he is a member of the board of advisers of Touro College's School of Health Sciences and the Greenwich Institute for American Education.

In the public sector, Dr. Kellner serves as the Chairman of Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi's Council of Economic Advisers. Previously he was a member of New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall's Economic Advisory Committee, New York City's Economists Roundtable, the New York District Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration Region II and the Long Island Regional Transportation Advisory Committee of the New York State Senate.

Dr. Kellner is also a member of several professional organizations. As past president of the Forecasters Club of New York and governor of the Money Marketers, he also served as president of the New York Association of Business Economists, the largest economic organization in New York. Among his other professional memberships are the American Economic Association, American Statistical Association and the National Association for Business Economics.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Kellner received his B.A. and M.A. in economics from the New School of Social Research. Among his awards are a Doctor of Humane Letters bestowed by Hofstra University and a Doctor of Laws conferred by St. Joseph's College. He has also received the Distinguished Leadership Award on behalf of Health Education from Touro College, the Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Humanitarian Award from the juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Gary Sherman Humanitarian Award from the North Shore Health System. Dr. Kellner resides in Port Washington, NY, where he serves on the Village Planning Board.

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