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February 2023 Meeting: Speaker Dr. Evans

  • 02/16/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Ted's Banquet Room: 2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City


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Russell Evans

Dr. Evans recently joined the Thorberg Collectorate, where he serves as Partner and Chief Economist. He is also President of the collectorate’s Regional Economic Advisers division. Thorberg Collectorate is an opportunistic private equity firm specializing in bringing alternative investments to a growing Oklahoma investor base.  As the Collectorate’s chief economist, Dr. Evans closely monitors national and regional economic conditions to inform the firm’s investment thesis.  The collectorate’s Regional Economic Advisers division consults regularly with municipalities, financial institutions, and industry groups.

Dr. Evans also holds a position as a professor of economics at Oklahoma City University, having served previously as interim dean of the Meinders School of Business. Dr. Evans is highly regarded as an economic communicator making complex economic theories accessible to engaged audiences. The ability to conduct and communicate technical analysis has provided opportunities to consult with a broad cross-section of industries such as oil and gas, gaming, banking, municipal government, manufacturing, and many more. The work of Dr. Evans and his staff are regularly recognized in local, regional, and national media markets. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics. Dr. Evans lives and works with his wife and five children in Oklahoma City. When not in the office, he enjoys golf, fly fishing, and actively serving in his church and community. 

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