DALLAS - IARA recently announced that Dr. Ira Silver, the National Auto Auction Association's (NAAA) economist will be a keynote speaker at the 2008 Summer Roundtable on August 19-21, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Dallas, Texas.

This year’s theme is “Economics in the Remarketing Industry." Silver's topic of discussion is entitled, "Economics in the Current Remarketing Industry."

Dr. Silver has served as Chief Economist at J.C. Penny where he has spent most of his career. He began his career as a Regional Economist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers then moved to the Bank of New York, where he was in charge of industry forecasting. He has been a visiting Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Dallas, Baruch College, and Fordham University. He is currently serving as the Economic Consultant to the G7 Group in Washington/New York and continues to reside in Plano, Texas.

Dr. Silver has a Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He has been published in The Economy at a Glance; Monthly Economic Update; Economic & Industry Comments (an internal newsletter for JC Penney); Economic Comments, Industry Studies, Industry Indicators, Conference Board, and in Sales Forecasting (publications of the Bank of New York, Economics Department).

Dr. Silver began his position with NAAA last Decemember.

Additional information including keynote speakers and events will be announced as available. Watch for details on the event in this eNewsletter and on the IARA Web site, www.iaraonline.org.