Challenges and Opportunities of Rapid Economic and Demographic Change

Past Event

For the November Chapter Meeting of the Risk Management Association - Minnesota Chapter, former Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy of Gillaspy Demographics spoke to us about Demographics And Risk Management. As a group with many bankers, it was interesting to hear Dr. Gillaspy’s outlook for the age of Minnesotans and how that will affect the workforce and economy in general.

His speech was informative, entertaining, and highly practical for how we go about managing risk at the banks and other financial institutions where our members work. Thank you, Dr. Gillaspy for helping us better understand the demographic trends in Minnesota, the United States, and the World.

Please join us for our next chapter meeting, January 21st, 2015 where Ms. Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist will be speaking to our chapter of the Risk Management Association.

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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014


11:30am - 1:15pm


Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue
MN Minneapolis 55403


Event Program

Tom Gillaspy's Biography

Tom Gillaspy served as the Minnesota State Demographer from 1979 to March 2012. During that time, he was involved with a wide-ranging set of issue, applying an understanding of demographic trends in such areas as the state's economy, health care for an aging population, education, higher education, welfare reform, rural population change, labor shortages, immigration, housing, government spending, and the aging state workforce.

Tom is now the principal at Gillaspy Demographics, providing consulting, training, and speaking services on the rapidly changing American and Global demographics and their implications.

Prior to moving to Minnesota, Tom held the position of demographer at the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Pennsylvania State University, specializing in economic demography. He also holds a Masters Degree in agricultural economics. Born and raised in Texas, he received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.


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