Vectra Bank’s 20th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast
Founder and President, RegionTrack
Mark Snead is an economist and president of RegionTrack, Inc., an Oklahoma City–based economic
research firm specializing in economic forecasting and analysis. Mark’s research interests focus
primarily on economic modeling, forecasting, and local area economic development.
Mark presents frequently to a range of business, financial, and policy audiences and has published
numerous research articles and reports on regional economic issues. His research has been widely cited
by policy officials, other researchers, and leading media outlets.
Prior to founding RegionTrack, Mr. Snead served as vice president and Denver branch executive of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City where he was responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s
president and external audiences on economic and business activity in the Denver region’s states.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank, Mark was with Oklahoma State University where he was the
founding director of OSU’s Center for Applied Economic Research.
Mark is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia,
a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a
Ph.D. in Economics from Oklahoma State University. He is married with two daughters.