Ellen Hughes-Cromwick is the Chief Economist for Ford Motor Company. Her role is to oversee the corporate economics and strategic issues group at Ford Motor Company with responsibility for the company’s global automotive industry analysis and forecasts used to support planning. The group’s responsibilities also include economic policy analysis, exchange rate forecasts, and other factors important to the automotive and financial sectors.
Prior to joining Ford, Ellen's career included positions in banking and academia. She also served for two years as a staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Ellen received a Masters degree in international development and Ph.D. in economics at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ellen is a member of the board of directors for the National Association for Business Economics. She served a term as NABE president in 2007-08.