Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D.

Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D. is CEO and Chief Economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, Inc., an economic and business consulting firm.  He also serves as Principal and Chief Economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, LTD, a wealth management firm.  Both organizations are headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Chief Economist for the National Retail Federation.
  • Adjunct professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
  • Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
  • Previous Chief Economist and Planning Officer for the former Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the nation’s largest chamber of commerce.

Professional Activities

  • Director, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Member Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee.
  • Member of the National Business Economic Issues Council.
  • Previous past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE)
  • Member of the Governor of Ohio’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • Northeast Ohio Council of Economic Policy Advisors.
  • Corporate Director for Beverage Distributors, Inc.
  • Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics

Academic Affiliations and Awards

  • Former Trustee of Notre Dame College
  • Previous faculty appointments include University of Notre Dame, John Carroll University, and St. Mary’s College
  • Named one of John Carroll University’s Top 50 School of Business Graduates.
  • Finalist for the 2014 Weatherhead School of Management Teaching Award.
  • Investment committee member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education.

Contributing Forecaster

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Associated Press
  • CNBC
  • USA Today
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • NABE’s Economic Outlook, Business Conditions and Policy surveys.

Certification and License

  • Certified Business Economist
  • Series 65 Investment Advisor

 Frequent Speaker on Business and Regional Economic Issues

  • The Financial Times
  • Bloomberg News
  • CNBC
  • Fox News
  • National Public Radio
  • The Wall Street Journal


  • B.A., John Carroll University
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Notre Dame