Swonk, Diane (C.) 1962-
SWONK, Diane (C.) 1962-
Born April 8, 1962, in Kalamazoo, MI; daughter of James B. (an automotive specialist) and Phyllis A. (an artist and art teacher; maiden name, Feldstein) Swonk; children: Madison S., Griffin S. Education: University of Michigan, A.B. (with honors), 1984, M.A. (with honors), 1985; University of Chicago, M.B.A. (with honors), 1989.
Office—Bank One Corp., 1 Bank One Plaza, Suite IL1-0476, Chicago, IL 60670; fax: 312-732-3796. E-mail—[email protected]
First National Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL, associate economist, 1985-87, regional economist, 1987-91, senior regional economist, 1991-95, deputy chief economist, 1995-96, staff officer, 1990-91, assistant vice president, 1991, vice president, 1991-96, editor, 1993-95; First Chicago NBD, Chicago, deputy chief economist and first vice president, 1996-98; Bank One Corp., Chicago, deputy chief economist, 1998-99, chief economist, 1999-2000, director of economics, 2001—, senior vice president, 1998—, and manager of Corporate Economics Group. DePaul University, Chicago, clinical professor of finance at Kellstadt School of Business, 2002—. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, member of Midwest Economic Roundtable and Industry Roundtable; Banking and Financial Services Committee, member. Illinois Council on Economic Education, member of board of trustees; Workforce Board of Chicago, member, 1995-98; Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, economic editor, 1998-99.
National Association for Business Economics (fellow; chair of Regional Roundtable, 1995-96; member of board of directors, 1996-98; president, 1999-2000; director, 2000-01), Conference of Business Economics, Society of Auto Analysts (member of board of directors, 2000-01), Chicago Association of Business Economists, Economics Club of Chicago, Executives Club of Chicago (finance chair, 2001-02).
Named business leader of the year, Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan Chicago, 2001; inducted into Hall of Fame for Women in Finance, 2002.
The Passionate Economist: Finding the Power and Humanity behind the Numbers, Wiley Publishing Group (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to Bank One Corp. periodical reports, including One View, Outlook-at-a-Glance, and Auto-Watch; also contributor to other journals, including TrendWatch.
Diane Swonk told CA: "My motivation is the need to make complex ideas approachable. My work is particularly influenced by my mentor, Jim Annable, whose passion for economics guided me through seventeen years in life and whose wisdom still shapes my views today.
"I am dyslexic. When I write, I get so absorbed that I can't stop, but I also compulsively edit, edit, edit.
"My inspiration to write on the subject I have chosen is the horrific poverty I saw growing up, poverty due to policy mistakes. It could have been avoided, so I felt compelled to illustrate how life could be better for millions."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Business Economics, July, 2003, Rosemary D. Marcuss, review of The Passionate Economist: Finding the Power and Humanity behind the Numbers, p. 74.
Publishers Weekly, January 13, 2003, review of The Passionate Economist, p. 50.