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Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D, CBE

Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D., CBE
Executive in Residence Department(s): Economics and Finance | Executive Faculty

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

M.A. John Carroll University

(216) 397-4521

Field(s) of Expertise

Money, Credit, and Banking, Retail Sales and Consumer Spending, Regional and Urban Economics, Non-Profit Economics, Macroeconomics and Public Policy


Jack is the principal and chief economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, a firm specializing in economic consulting and wealth management services.  He is also the chief economist for the National Retail Federation.  Jack has over 40 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, banking firms, regulators, universities, airports, manufacturers, chambers of commerce, trade associations, non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies.  Kleinhenz & Associates, Ltd. is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).  

Jack is a Certified Business Economist in business economics and data analytics. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Kleinhenz is a contributing forecaster to Blue Chip Economics, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Jack is regularly called upon for his expertise by the national and international media. 

In 1995, Jack was named one of John Carroll University’s Top 50 School of Business Graduates. He is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest international association of applied economists, strategists, academics, and policy-makers committed to the application of economics. In 2008 he was awarded the title of Fellow by NABE for his outstanding contributions to the business economics profession and leadership among economists.


Director and advising on National Certification for Business Economics and Data Analytics.

Additional Information

Jack has previously taught at Case Western University and the University of Notre Dame.