Fed economist to keynote MFM confab


Dr. David Altig, Senior Vice President and Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will keynote Media Finance Focus 2010, the 50Th Annual Conference of the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary. And with the Fed’s actions in the news almost daily, his comments will certainly be timely.

Themed “Refocus…Revitalize…Rebuild:  Roadmap to Success,” the MFM Conference will be May 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville. 

In addition to advising the Federal Reserve Bank President on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s research and public affairs departments and as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees.  Dr. Altig also serves as an adjunct professor of economics in the graduate school of business at the University of Chicago and the Chinese Executive MBA program sponsored by the University of Minnesota and Lingnan College of Sun Yat-Sen University.

“We are very pleased to provide our annual conference attendees with the opportunity to tap Dr. David Altig’s insights on the economy, particularly from the perspective of its impact on the media industry,” said Mary M. Collins, President & CEO of MFM and BCCA. “Conference attendees consistently score our featured economists’ presentations very highly.  They say that these sessions both enhance their Conference experience and give them the information they need to make strategic planning and financial management decisions for their companies,” she added.
Media Finance Focus 2010 will feature more than 100 presenters and provide the latest information on accounting, taxes, human resources, technology and credit & collection issues tailored to the media industry.  In addition to the formal educational sessions, it serves as a forum for industry professionals to meet and discuss solutions to common issues. 

MFM is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as sponsors of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Educational session attendees are eligible to receive approximately 20 CPE (continuing professional education) credits.