John Sousanis

Managing Director
Wards Intelligence

John Sousanis is Managing Director of Wards Intelligence, and the director of the Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference Series. During his 20 years in automotive data & insights, John has worked as a market analyst, U.S. sales and production forecaster, and as head of WardsAuto’s data and insights group. John has authored and co-authored several special reports on fuel economy and regularly speaks to automotive professionals on topics ranging from flexible manufacturing to global powertrain trends and U.S. OEM Green Strategies.

Paul Traub 

Senior Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Paul Traub currently holds the position of senior business economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis. He is a contributing author to the Michigan Economy and Midwest Economy blogs, a member of the team that created the Detroit Economic Activity Index and a frequent speaker on the Michigan economy. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research).

Haig Stoddard

Senior Industry Analyst, Markets
Wards Intelligence

Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for nearly three decades, starting as a reporter for Wards, then transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at Wards, with stints along the way at Global Insight forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle sales analyst at General Motors and Dana Corp. Since returning to Wards, he has served as the company’s lead in-house analyst overseeing several of the information provider’s data products and tools, including North American production and sales forecasts.

Doug Newcomb

Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility
Wards Intelligence

Doug Newcomb, Wards Intelligence Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility, has been covering car technology as a journalist for 30 years and is an expert on connected cars and mobility. He has been sought out for his opinion by such high-profile media outlets as The New Yorker, Fast Company, NPR, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, Reuters and others. Doug has appeared on CBS News, CNBC and the Los Angeles affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News to talk about car technology and is a frequent speaker at automotive and consumer-electronics industry events around the globe.

Amy Alexander

Industry Analyst
Wards Intelligence

Amy Alexander is a data analyst at Wards Intelligence researching and analyzing ADAS applications, along with reporting on monthly new-vehicle sales in North America. Before joining the team, she interned at the Michigan Tech Research Institute and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Amy graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Mathematics. She earned her M.S. in Statistics from Western Michigan University while working as a teaching assistant for the mathematics department.

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