Jack Kleinhenz, PhD, is CEO of Kleinhenz & Associates, a business and economic consulting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Jack has over 30 years of broad-based experience working with a variety of firms including fortune 500 companies. Jack is also a Regional Economist, Adjunct Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and serves as chief economist for the National Retail Federation headquartered in Washington, D.C. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Jack also served as chief economist and consultant to the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the nation’s largest chamber of commerce.
He led a multi institutional team of professionals from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State Universities. He has extensive management and administrative experience leading departments and project teams at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the National Association of Business Economists Foundation and Notre Dame College Board of Directors. A graduate of John Carroll University, Jack earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He has completed post-graduate programs at Weatherhead School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University. In 1995, Jack was named one of John Carroll University’s Top 50 School of Business Graduates. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Notre Dame and John Carroll University.
Jack is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s Council of Economic Advisors and the Northeast Ohio Council of Economic Policy Advisors, and a corporate director for Beverage Distributors, Inc. He serves on the investment committee of Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc., the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education and is a former trustee of Notre Dame College.