ETSU economics professor will focus on business conditions APICS meeting

10:09 am | November 15, 2012

F. Steb Hipple will be the guest speaker for the next meeting of the Appalachian Chapter of the Association for Operations Management.

Hipple, a professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Finance at East Tennessee State University, will speak about national and regional business conditions Tuesday, Nov. 20, during the meeting at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Johnson City. Hipple will draw upon his extensive background in studying economic trends in East Tennessee and abroad to give insight into state of economic recovery and the effects on industry and personal life.

Hipple is a research associate with the ETSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research. He received a bachelors of arts in economics and finance from Trinity University in 1962 and a master of arts in economics in 1964. He was awarded the Ph.D. in economics in 1972 by Southern Methodist University (Dallas).

After teaching several years at the University of Dallas, he was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in 1974 at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and in 1975, Hipple joined the senior policy staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce and worked with Cabinet level officials and Congressional oversight committees during the Ford, Carter and Reagan Administrations.

In 1982, Hipple joined the College of Business at ETSU, accepting a dual appointment as BBER director and professor of economics. After 13 years with the bureau, he returned to full time teaching in 1996.

Networking will be held from 6 to 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Hippleā€™s program will run from 7 to 8 p.m.

To register for this meeting, email Jackie Reed at, or contact your company coordinator, or register on-line from the APICS Appalachian Chapter website at by Nov. 16.

The cost is $15 for both members and non-members. Guests are welcome.

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