Mekael Teshome – VP, Programming

Mekael Teshome is assistant vice president and economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to PNC’s regional, national and international economic analysis. Teshome focuses on state and metropolitan economies within PNC’s core economic footprint as well as industry analysis.

Teshome joined PNC in September 2011 from Moody’s Analytics, where he was lead analyst of the Greek and Norwegian economies. He monitored the South African economy and was responsible for numerous U.S. states and global metro areas. In addition, he also worked extensively on sovereign risk analysis and forecast model-building for global cities.

He serves on the Board of Economic Advisors for the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, North Carolina’s largest nonpartisan business advocacy organization. He also serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the local chapter of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE).

Teshome has a master’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Taylor University.