The December 7, 2017 Economic Outlook seminar hosted by the New Jersey Bank Marketing Association featured presentations by Larry Cohen, an economist with SRI in Princeton; Doug Kennedy, president and CEO of Peapack-Gladstone Bank; and Paul Mulshine, opinion writer for the Star-Ledger newspaper.
You can hear highlights of their presentations in the podcast below. Audio podcasts of their complete presentations are available for purchase as digital downloads on this website. You can buy them individually at the link in each speaker’s bio below, or you can purchase the complete set of three podcasts.
About the Speakers
LARRY COHEN, Director of Strategic Business Insight’s Consumer Financial Decisions
Since 1985, Larry has focused exclusively on the financial services area, providing analysis of and insights into strategic planning, marketing, product design, market research, macroeconomics and competitive intelligence. As director of the CFD group, Larry manages and markets all related syndicated research programs. He also manages comprehensive survey research methodology, including sampling, date collection, field supervision, cleaning data processing, analysis and presentation of results; multivariate statistical analysis; and marketing of consumer survey research covering an exhaustive range of services, products and topics.
DOUG KENNEDY – President & CEO, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
As President, Doug is responsible for formulating and executing the Bank’s overall strategic vision. He leads the company’s wealth, lending and deposit businesses that constitute Peapack-Gladstone’s boutique private banking approach to banking. He is a proven leader with over 38 years of commercial banking experience. He served as president of the New Jersey Market for Capital One Bank and was responsible for Commercial Banking activities for the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. Over the years, he has held key executive level positions and had great success building formidable regional and national specialty banking businesses at Fleet Bank, Summit Bancorp, and Bank of America. Doug’s numerous awards include being named to the NJBIZ “Power 50 Banking” list and CEO of the Year by Corporate LiveWire as part of its Innovation & Excellence Awards.
PAUL MULSHINE – Opinion Columnist, The Star Ledger
Paul began his journalism career at the student newspaper of Livingston College, Rutgers, The State University. In 1975, he accepted his first professional job as a reporter for The Ocean County Observer in Toms River, NJ. There, he covered county and state politics before moving to the Delaware County Times in suburban Philadelphia, where he was named City Editor. Later Paul was a Copy Editor on the overnight desk of the Philadelphia Daily News where he experienced the pleasure of correcting bad prose at 5 am every morning until that stopped being fun. In 1995, he moved to the Star Ledger. Of late, Paul attained the distinction of being the only pundit at a major newspaper who saw the Donald Trump victory coming in 2016. His insights and opinions about the current state and future of NJ are appreciated by many Star Ledger readers.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations.
In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, “The CRE News Hour,” a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.