FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
American National Bank
With Randolph-Macon College Professor Dr. David Brat
DCC, American National Bank Host Economic Forecast Breakfast and
DANVILLE, VA, January 18, 2013 - Two economics-themed
events, featuring Randolph-Macon College Professor Dr.
David A. Brat, have been planned for Thursday, January
24, in Danville. Dr. Brat serves as chair of the Economics and
Business Department at Randolph-Macon.
The events, both free and open to the public, are being
sponsored by American National Bank and Trust Company and
Danville Community College’s Barkhouser Free Enterprise Center.
The first event—the “Economic Forecast Breakfast”—hosted by
American National, will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Institute
for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) at 150 Slayton Ave.
Brat will offer attendees an overview of the economic outlook
for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S., and will include
remarks on the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debates.
“We are pleased to extend this opportunity to the Danville and
Pittsylvania County community to hear Dr. Brat and to learn more
about our current economy and prospects for the future,” said
Jeffrey V. Haley, president and chief executive
officer of American National. “The best way to prepare for
tomorrow is to gain as much insight as possible today, and Dr.
Brat will help us do just that.”
Because of limited seating at the breakfast, attendees are asked
to reserve a seat by contacting Brian Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 434.773.3324. Seating is available on a
first-come, first-served basis, and registration begins at 7
a.m. on the 24th.
Following the breakfast, at 11 a.m., Brat will discuss “The
Moral Foundations of Capitalism” during a presentation in DCC’s
Silverman Auditorium (Foundation Hall). This event is sponsored
by the Barkhouser Free Enterprise Center at DCC. Dedicated in
2011, the Barkhouser Center was established through a gift from
local businessman Richard Barkhouser and his wife, Mildred W.
“Kit” Barkhouser. Its purpose is to promote the American free
enterprise system throughout the DCC service region of City of
Danville, Halifax County and Pittsylvania County.
DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey said, “Dr.
Brat presents a compelling case for the role of ethics in
business and the critical relationship between how business and
businesspeople are viewed by the public and the nation’s
economic success. It is thought provoking, and our students and
attendees will be both engaged and challenged.”
Seating is limited at this event also. For more information or
seating for groups of 10 or more, please contact Dr.
Vince Decker, DCC Professor of Business Management, at
434.797.8470; David Bonebright at 434.797.8529;
or click here.
American National Bank
American National Bankshares Inc. is a multi-state bank holding
company with total assets of approximately $1.3 billion.
Headquartered in Danville, Va., American National is the parent
company of American National Bank and Trust Company. American
National Bank is a community bank serving southern and central
Virginia and north central North Carolina with 25 banking
offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank
and Trust Company also manages $540 million of trust, investment
and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services
Division. Additional information about the company and the bank
is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com. Shares of
American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
under the symbol "AMNB."
Danville Community College
Danville Community College (DCC) is one of 23 colleges in the
Virginia Community College System, serving the residents of the
City of Danville, and Pittsylvania and Halifax counties. The
college offers more than 100 programs of study that lead to a
certificate, diploma or associate degree. The 86-acre main
campus is located at 1008 South Main Street in Danville. DCC is
committed to providing quality comprehensive higher education
and workforce programs and services to promote student success
and to enhance business and community development.
Dr. David A. Brat, Ph.D.
Dr. Brat received his B.A. in Business Administration from Hope
College in Holland, Michigan, his M.A. of Divinity from
Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J., and his Ph.D.
in economics from The American University in Washington, D.C.
His areas of academic specialty include macro growth economics,
international trade and finance, economic methodology, economics
of education, philosophical and theological ethics, and the
history of ideas. He began his career as a management
information consultant with Arthur Anderson’s Detroit and
Chicago offices in 1986, and since then has enjoyed a career
spanning a wide range of government and higher education roles,
as well as consulting with the World Bank, among others. He has
both written and presented extensively on issues in economics
and education. His leadership roles include serving on the
Governor of Virginia’s Advisory Board of Economists; as a
Special Assistant for Higher Education to Senate Majority Leader
Walter Stosch; and as President of the Virginia Association of
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