Jack Kleinhenz

Jack Kleinhenz, PhD, is CEO of Kleinhenz & Associates, a firm specializing in economic consulting and wealth management services headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. He has over 35 years of broad-based experience working with a variety of firms including fortune 500 companies, banking firms, regulators, planners, universities, airports, manufacturers, chambers of commerce, trade associations, non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies.  Wealth management services include a premier client base that spans a diverse array of investment portfolios.  

Dr. Kleinhenz serves as chief economist for the National Retail Federation the world’s largest retail trade association.  He is the executive in residence at John Carroll University’s department of economics and finance and holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Economics at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, he also served as chief economist to the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.  Previous faculty appointments include the University of Notre Dame and John Carroll University.

A frequent speaker on business and regional economic issues, Jack is regularly called upon for his expertise by the local, national and international media. These include The Financial Times, Bloomberg News, CNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post. 

Dr. Kleinhenz is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest international association of applied economists, strategists, academics, and policy-makers committed to the application of economics. He is a contributing forecaster to the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He also participates as a panelist for NABE’s Economic Outlook, Business Conditions and Policy surveys.

Dr. Kleinhenz serves as a board director to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation’s leading nonprofit economics research organization. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Jack has served as a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee.   He is a member of The Conference Board Consumer Dynamics Center Advisory Board and a member of the University Hospitals of Cleveland Investment management committee. He also serves as a member of the Governor of Ohio’s Council of Economic Advisors.  

Kleinhenz is a Certified Business Economist (CBE) in business economics and data analytics.  In 1995, he was named one of John Carroll University’s Top 50 School of Business Graduates. A graduate of John Carroll University, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Kleinhenz lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with his wife Karen. They are the parents of five children.