Atlanta INFORMS Meeting

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The Atlanta Chapter of INFORMS, the national society for Operations Research and Management Science professionals, will meet on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:00 PM at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. A reception will precede the meeting at 5:30.

Chris M. Schlegel, Risk Analysis Services Manager at Southern Company, will be our guest speaker for the meeting. The presentation topic is "Financial Modeling and the Financial Crisis of 2008". Mr. Schlegel will discuss the financial crisis and the impact on financial risk
modeling, including capital markets and structured notes. A brief bio for Mr. Schlegel is below.

The meeting is open to all interested parties, and is free of charge. Refreshments will be served, and there will also be time to network with fellow OR professionals in the Atlanta community. Please pass this along to any associates whom you think might be interested.

The meeting will be in the Executive Classroom (Room 228) of the ISyE Main Entrance Bldg. (755 Ferst Drive, formerly the Dupree School of Management Building). This is the same location as previous recent meetings.

Here's a link to a map of the campus: http://www.isye.gatech.edu/visitors/maps/. There is plenty of (no longer free) parking next to the ISyE building.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact me if you have questions or suggestions, or if you wish to be added to the mailing list for future meetings.
John M. Harris, Ph.D.
INFORMS - Atlanta

Presentation Topic & Speaker Bio
Financial Modeling and the Financial Crisis of 2008

Chris M. Schlegel received his BA (cum laude) and MA in economics at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, where he worked as graduate research assistant and also taught Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Statistics and International Trade. He received recognition for excellence in teaching for all his classes.

Following his graduate work he was Research Economist at The Fraser Institute, and from 2001 served as expert witness for the cost of capital and market analysis for the staff of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in Concord, NH.

Chris subsequently worked as Senior Analyst and later Manager in the Risk Control group on the trading floor of Southern Company, where he developed power and gas trading risk metrics and portfolio valuation tools. He is presently Manager of Risk Analysis Services, a group at
Southern Company headquarters in Atlanta focused on quantitative risk management.

Chris is President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics in Atlanta, invited lecturer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was recently named Associate at the James C. Bonbright Center for Public Utilities at the University of Georgia. He has been invited as speaker
to numerous professional conferences on quantitative risk modeling and utility economics, and has published in peer reviewed journals including Energy Risk and the European Journal of Political Economy. His professional interests include energy economics and enterprise risk management.


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