American Iron & Steel Institute President & CEO Mr Kevin Dempsey has announced the appointment of Mr Michael Uhrich as AISI’s new chief economist. Mr Michael succeeds Mr Tim Gill, who has held the position at AISI since 2016. At AISI, Mr Uhrich will analyze the impacts of economic and policy conditions on the American steel industry and its end-use markets. He will also provide data and analytical support to AISI’s public policy, market development and communications functions, and will manage AISI’s industry statistics program. Mr Uhrich has fifteen years of experience in advanced econometrics, analytics and other economics and statistics-related work, including nearly five years serving as the chief economist of the Beer Institute, the national trade association for the supplier tier of the American beer industry. In that position, he managed the association’s research function, including its data tracking programs, forecasted industry performance and assessed responses to changing policy and economic conditions. Prior to joining AISI, Mr Michael also served as founder and chief economist for Seventh Point Analytic Consulting, a labor economist for the Federal Aviation Administration, marketing analytics manager for Yes Lifecycle Marketing and held various market intelligence and analyst positions at MillerCoors. Mr Uhrich holds BA and MS degrees in Economics from Marquette University.