Edmond J. Seifried

Chief Economist


Edmond J. Seifried, Ph.D., is chief economist for SWGSB at SMU Cox. Dr. Seifried is professor emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He also serves as executive consultant and chief economist for the Sheshunoff CEO Affiliation Programs.

For nearly 15 years, Dr. Seifried has distinguished himself as a highly ranked member of SWGSB at SMU Cox, for both the Graduate School of Banking and the Assemblies for Bank Directors programs. His insights, both as an educator and private investor, have added tremendous credibility to the organization's leadership development curricula and value proposition.

He frequently appears as a guest speaker at regional and national conferences and has delivered more than 2,500 economic presentations to various groups both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Seifried is the author of the book “The Art of Strategic Planning for Community Banks.” In addition to his academic and consulting experience, he serves as a director of a community bank.