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Joseph E. Kasputys
Founder and Chairman

Dr. Kasputys founded Global Insight, Inc. in March 2001 to join together the world's premier economic information and consulting firms, consisting of Data Resources (DRI) and WEFA (formerly Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates). He served as Chairman, President and CEO until the sale of Global Insight to IHS Inc. on October 10, 2008. During this period, he acquired and integrated eight additional companies providing economic and business information. Dr. Kasputys now serves as Chairman of IHS Global Insight and Chairman of the IHS Insight Advisory Board, which develops and recommends products and services that can best meet client needs utilizing all IHS insight capabilities.

He also founded Decision Economics with noted economist Dr. Allen Sinai where he continues as Chairman.

Kasputys was chairman, president, and CEO of Primark Corporation from 1987 to 2000. He transformed this New York Stock Exchange company from a $1.7 billion diversified energy company into a leading global provider of financial and economic information. In September 2000, Kasputys successfully completed the merger of Primark with Thomson Financial and was chairman of Thomson Financial until his founding of Global Insight. Prior to Primark, Kasputys served as executive vice president of McGraw-Hill. From 1977 to 1984, Kasputys held positions at Data Resources, culminating in his election as president and chief executive officer.

From 1972 to 1977, Kasputys served in the U.S. Department of Commerce, rising to the position of Assistant Secretary. He was also Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration and worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam conflict. He was Deputy Director of the White House task force formed to deal with the Arab oil embargo in 1973, and subsequently participated in the founding of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Kasputys holds both master's and doctor's degrees from Harvard University, and serves as a director on a number of boards. He is the Co-Chairman of the U.S.-based Committee for Economic Development, a leading business group that develops and promotes policies to improve economic growth.

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