National Association for Business Economists
A finance professional for more than four decades, Donald L. Koch brings a wealth of expertise to the disciplines of finance and commercial banking. In addition to heading multiple institutions over the years, Donald L. Koch is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Jacksonville, Florida, branch of the National Association for Business Economists, of which he serves as the founder.
The National Association for Business Economists (NABE) was started in 1959 as a means to provide professionals with networking opportunities and guidance in leadership and economics in the business sector. The 58th NABE Annual Meeting will take place September 10-13, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in midtown. Exploring the theme, Global Businesses, Domestic Complexities: Navigating the World Economy, participants will examine the impact of the current world economy as it relates to a variety of themes. These themes include big data, data visualizations, demographics, immigration, productivity, structural economic change, the “GIG Economy,” neuroeconomics, and others.
Carver Bank in New York City
A Harvard Business School graduate, Donald L. Koch began his financial career as a senior security analyst at Connecticut Bank & Trust prior to serving as chief economist at Barnett Banks in Florida. Donald L. Koch is currently the president of Koch Asset Management, a St. Louis, Missouri-based financial firm that regularly holds shareholder positions in financial institutions, including Carver Bank in New York City.
Named after George Washington Carver and committed to serving African American communities with limited access to financial institutions, Carver Bank was founded in 1948. Currently the largest African American-owned bank in the United States, Carver Bank also partners with government agencies in New York City to meet the needs of local communities and customers. These partnerships include:
– The New York City Office of Financial Empowerment, to provide no-cost income tax preparation and bank accounts to individuals with low incomes
– The New York City Housing Authority, to support a program allowing residents to pay rent through Carver Bank at a lower cost than at other banks
– The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, to serve as the lender for the Small Business Mentor Program, which provides business opportunities for minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses.