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Haley to appear at USC economic outlook conference

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gmelendez@thestate.com

Gov. Nikki Haley will make her first appearance at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business 33rd annual Economic Outlook Conference next week.

Haley speaks at 1:30 p.m., Monday after 2014 forecasts by USC economists Doug Woodward and Joey Von Nessen. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with registration and a luncheon. It ends at 4:30 p.m.

Other governors, including Jim Hodges and Mark Sanford, have attended the economic outlook events in the past, a USC spokeswoman said.

Haley replaced the business school’s namesake, Lake City financier Darla Moore, on the USC board of trustees with a campaign donor soon after the Lexington Republican took office in 2011.

Moore, USC’s largest benefactor, is not scheduled to attend the conference on Monday, the school said. A $106.5 million new business school is scheduled to open on Assembly and Green streets in the spring.

In addition to Haley, who is seeking re-election next year, speakers at USC’s economic outlook conference include:

•  Raymond Owens, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who will discuss economic conditions and national monetary policy



•  Cullen Roche, founder of Orcam Financial Group, who will speak on “Hard times means easy money is here to stay,” the school said in a news release.



•  A panel discussion on educational attainment and employment with: Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America; Pam Lackey, president of AT&T’s South Carolina operations; Lonnie Emard, president, IT-oLogy; Jim Reynolds, chief executive of Total Comfort Solutions; and Jeffrey Archie, chief nuclear officer for SCE&G.



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