William F. (Bill) Empey - Upper Canada Room 18 fl.
Posted by Carol Hutchinson
on May 04, 2016
Guest Speaker: Friday, May 13, 2016
Location: At the Fairmont, Upper Canada Room, 18 FL
Topic: Living Economics; Or Why Rotary is Great!
Bill Empey was born in Montreal and studied Economics at Concordia University. Travelling to Boston in the early 1970s Bill completed a Ph.D. in Economics at Boston College and joined Data Resources Inc. (DRI, now IHS Economics & Country Risk) in 1975. Bill moved to Toronto with DRI in 1977 to head up the Canadian Economic Forecasting Service and was promoted to Vice President and General Manager in Canada in 1980.
DRI was purchased by McGraw Hill in the early 1985. Bill joined the economics practice at Coopers and Lybrand in the late 1980s and moved to ARA Consulting as a Partner in the 1990s. ARA Consulting was acquired by KPMG in 2000 and Bill joined the KPMG as a Partner. In 2001 Bill and colleagues left KPMG to found Prism Economics and Analysis. Bill has two children and three grandchildren. He is recently retired and enjoying the opportunity to renew his role with the Rotary Club of Toronto as well as building a new career as a grandfather and photographer.