Sara Johnson is Executive Director, Global Economics with IHS Markit. She was previously North American Research Director with Standard & Poor’s DRI and Managing Director of Global Macroeconomics with Global Insight, predecessors of IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk. Johnson holds a B.A. degree in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College, where she participated in varsity rowing and swimming & diving, and an M.A. in economics from Harvard University with concentrations in finance and macroeconomic theory. She earned the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation from the National Association for Business Economists (NABE). Ms. Johnson is past president of The Boston Economic Club, vice chair of Associated Industries of Massachusetts’ Board of Economic Advisors, and a member of the American Economic Association. She is a former director of NABE and the NABE Foundation, and was named a NABE Fellow in 2014.