Ford Motor Company is expected to soon announce the appointment of Emily Kolinski Morris to the chief economist role.
Currently serving as the automaker’s senior economist, Morris joined Ford Motor Company in 1997 and has conducted economic analysis in varying roles for all of Ford’s major global markets.
In her capacity as chief economist, Morris will manage the corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company’s global economic and automotive industry forecasts supporting business strategy, finance, and planning.
Prior to joining Ford, Morris spent four years as a fiscal analyst with the Michigan House of Representatives. In this non-partisan position, she provided council to House members on program funding and performance, testified regularly before the House Appropriations committee, and interacted with stakeholders at all levels of state government.
She received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2009, an M.A. in Economics in 1992, both from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1990. She is active in various professional organizations, and is currently a board member of the National Association for Business Economics; she previously was the president of the Detroit chapter of that organization.