Whittier Trust today announced that Dr. James Doti, president emeritus of Chapman University and noted Orange County economist, has joined its board of directors.
“Jim is a pioneer in the field of economic forecasting and one of the most respected voices on business and the economy,” said Whittier Trust President and CEO David Dahl. “He brings a vast knowledge of the economic landscape that will provide an invaluable perspective to the board as we guide Whittier Trust’s strategic direction – insight that will help our clients preserve and grow their wealth.”
Dr. Doti joined the Chapman University faculty in 1974. He was appointed the university’s president in 1991 and served in that capacity for more than 25 years, until September 2016 when he returned to the Chapman faculty. He holds the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics. Doti earned his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.
“He brings a vast knowledge of the economic landscape that will provide an invaluable perspective to the board as we guide Whittier Trust’s strategic direction – insight that will help our clients preserve and grow their wealth.”
– David Dahl, CEO
In 1978, Doti founded the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research to provide data, facilities, and support to encourage faculty and students to engage in research of high-quality economic research and to widely disseminate the results. The Center’s inaugural Orange County Forecast, presented in December 1978, was the first economic forecast in the United States to be based on an urban econometric model. It became the Orange County Region’s most relied-upon economic forecast.
“One of the most important principles that have guided me throughout my career is that good economic information is critical to good financial decisions,” said Dr. Doti. “I am very pleased to join an institution that shares that belief and has such a long history of providing solid financial advice and guidance to its clients. I look forward to working with David and the board.”
About Whittier Trust
Whittier Trust is the oldest and largest private multi-family office headquartered on the West Coast. Its wealth management platform serves 349 families throughout the U.S. with approximately $11 billion in assets under advisement.
Whittier Trust provides a comprehensive array of investment and wealth management services. Its holistic approach to investment, fiduciary, philanthropic, and family office services is based upon a deep belief that every individual and family has unique needs that require a customized program for preserving and growing wealth. Continuity, which is reflected in the tenure of Whittier Trust’s professionals who average more than 13 years of service with the firm, is a key element of this tailored experience. This is unique in the industry and critically important in meeting the commitments Whittier Trust makes to its clients — many of which have been with Whittier Trust for generations. Whittier Trust has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, Reno, and Seattle. To learn more, visit https://www.whittiertrust.com
Source – Newswire.com