Diane Swonk

Diane Swonk

Grant Thornton  |  Chief Economist and Managing Director

As one of the most-respected economists in the world and among the most-quoted economists in the financial press, Diane Swonk is called upon by policymakers and business leaders from Washington to Tokyo. She has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and sits on an advisory committee to the Federal Reserve Board and its regional banks. She has advised the Council of Economic Advisers for the White House under three presidents. She also served two terms on the Congressional Budget Office’s panel of economic advisers. Diane started her own firm, DS Economics, in 2016. She was a managing director and chief economist at Mesirow Financial for 11 years. In 2018, Swonk embarks on a new adventure of being the Chief Economist at Grant Thornton LLP. She is one of the most sought-after and frequently quoted economists in the financial press. Chicago magazine once said, “Her name seems the very heartbeat of the business pages.” Listed as one of the “Top Forecasters in the Country” by the Wall Street Journal and rated as one of the most accurate economic forecasters by MSNBC, she has a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of all things economic.