Webinar | The Elections: Why we got the results we got and What can we expect from the winners?

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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM CST

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM (Pacific)
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (Mountain)
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Central)

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day Before the Event



The Chicago Chapter of Private Directors Association has organized a virtual-panel discussion on the post-election results.  On December 8th  we’ll bring together three distinguished experts to talk about “why” the election results were what they were and “what” we can expect from the winners after they take office.  We’ve arranged for the founder of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll, the chair of the History Department of Loyola University, and a senior economic advisor at The PNC Financial Services Group to share their diverse insights and perspectives with us.  This will be a non-partisan conversation that promises to be highly relevant in our unprecedented, challenging times. The program will be followed by small-group, virtual roundtables facilitated by the panelists.

Thank you to our webinar host! 






Terry Madonna, Ph.D.
Franklin & Marshall College

Terry Madonna, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, and Director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll. He joined Franklin & Marshall College in May 2004 and holds a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Delaware.

For more than 30 years, Terry has taught and written about his two academic specialties:  the American presidency, and American political parties and political behavior.  As a pollster, he has written extensively about voters and voting behavior.

Terry founded the Keystone Poll in 1992, later renamed the Franklin and Marshall College Poll, the oldest survey produced exclusively in Pennsylvania, a battleground state in the 2020 election.  In this capacity, he is the pollster for numerous TV and radio stations across the state and, since 2008, has directed the national polls for the Hearst Corporation, a diversified media, information and services company.

A frequent political analyst and public affair's commentator, Terry has provided analysis to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S.A.Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News and CBS News, to name a few.   Madonna has appeared on CNN's Inside Politics, CBS News, ABC News, C-Span, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC News.  He has also contributed to political web sites for MSNBC, the Hill Newspaper, Real Clear Politics, Stateline, and Fox News.


Stuart G. Hoffman
Senior Economic Advisor
The PNC Financial Services Group

Stuart G. Hoffman is senior economic advisor for The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Hoffman works with PNC clients to provide expert analysis and forecasts for national, regional and global economic and financial trends. Prior to being named to his new role in April 2017, he served as PNC’s chief economist and was principal spokesperson on all economic issues. Hoffman has been recognized as one of the most accurate economic and interest rate forecasters in the prestigious Wall Street Journal economic survey covering the 1988 to 2016 period.

Hoffman joined PNC in 1980 after a six-year tenure with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He became vice president and senior economist for PNC in 1987 and was elected senior vice president and chief economist in 1991. He has been frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and Barron’s. He was a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. In addition, he was regularly interviewed by the Associated Press, Reuter’s news wire services and NPR.

Hoffman is past president and lifetime member of the American Bankers Economic Advisory Committee, which meets regularly with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors chaired by Jay Powell. He also serves on the board of directors of The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the local chapter of National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and VisitPITTSBURGH. Hoffman is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation board of trustees. Hoffman is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He received a master's degree in 1973 and a doctorate degree in economics in 1975, both from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fellow. In 2004, the University of Cincinnati honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus and in 2011 presented him with The Carl Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.


D. Bradford Hunt
Professor and Chair of the Department of History
Loyola University Chicago

As of July 1, 2020, D. Bradford Hunt is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Loyola University Chicago.  He leads a talented group of 30 full-time faculty that has produced award-winning scholarship, trained new generations of historians in its MA and PhD programs, and supports a nationally recognized graduate program in Public History.

Prior to Loyola, Brad was Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry Library, where he oversaw four research centers; a large fellowship program; programs for graduate students and undergraduates; teacher professional development; adult education seminars; and extensive public programming.  In 2019, he led the Newberry's Chicago 1919 project that partnered with 13 Chicago cultural institutions to confront the history of the city’s 1919 Race Riots and its lasting legacies.  The project won the National Council on Public History's 2020 Outstanding Public History Award.

Brad is the co-author, with Jon B. DeVries, of Planning Chicago which examines urban planning initiatives in Chicago since the 1950s.  His history of the Chicago Housing Authority won the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) for the best book in North American Planning History in 2008-09.  He was President of SACRPH in 2018-19 and since 2008, he has served on the board of the National Public Housing Museum

Before joining the Newberry, Brad served as a vice provost and dean at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he was also professor of social science and history.  Brad spent four years in Washington D.C. as a professional staff member on the House Budget Committee and as Legislative Director for Congressman Mark W. Neumann of Wisconsin.  He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Williams College.



Sally Washlow
Managing Member
SW Consulting LLC

Sally Washlow is the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Private Directors Association.

She is an accomplished Board member and CEO with extensive experience in the automotive, industrial, technology and consumer products sectors. A multifaceted executive with corporate governance, consulting and board experience, Sally currently serves on the board of CoStar Technologies (CSTI) and two privately held companies.  Sally also leads the Midwest Practice for the International Center for Executive Options, a boutique practice within LHH, a global talent advisory firm, serving C-suite executives.

On the Costar Technology board, Sally is the chair of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.  As lead of the International Center for Executive Options, Sally works with C-Suite and Senior Management from Fortune 100 companies to privately held companies on transition and succession planning. 

Previously, Sally was Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of Cedar Electronics in Chicago, a developer of consumer and automotive/ trucking aftermarket products, owned by Monomoy Capital Partners, a NY private equity firm.

In prior roles, Sally was President and an Officer of Cobra Electronics (COBR) with full P&L responsibility and direct management of product development, manufacturing, supply chain, business development, and sales and marketing.  She partnered with the CFO of the NASDAQ-listed business to explore strategic options after the acquisition offer from Monomoy in 2013 and drove M&A activities related to the sale.

Earlier, Sally worked in market development and supply chain roles at Motorola and LG Electronics, Zenith division.  She has an MBA in Marketing from DePaul University, and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.