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2011 – Dr. Lynn O. Michaelis

Lynn O. Michaelis (Dr.)
President, Strategic Economic Analysis, LLC

Senior Associate, RISI,  Strategic Economic Analysis, LLC

Dr. Lynn O. MichaelisMy company provides business managers with objective and informed insights about the future of the economy as well as specific industries. Success will be measured by tailoring the analysis and communication to the specific needs of the client. The primary focus of the firm will be housing and forest products issues, especially in wood products andcontainerboard packaging. Also, engaged as Senior Associate with RISI, a forest products consulting company.

Previous Role at Weyerhaeuser

As Vice President of Marketing and Economic Research, Lynn worked closely with Senior Management on strategy development. As a result, he was a participant in the annual strategic reviews of each business. Lynn was also seen as an effective communicator for the company: speaking on industry issues to both the investment community and to customers. The role also included market research and competitor analysis.

The group provided line managed provided in-depth industry and competitor analysis for these product lines: lumber, OSB, timberland, containerboard packaging and pulp products. The group provided annual reviews to business management to develop the annual strategic reviews. The group also worked closely with treasurer to provide annual cash flow estimates for the Board of Directors. I also routinely provide customer presentations for the wood products businesses and the packaging business.

At RISI Lynn has led the annual update of the housing forecast and participates with client consultations on wood products, timber and containerboard outlooks.


  •     Washington State University, Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics
  •     University of Utah, B.A. in Mathematics

Professional Memberships or Other Associations

  •     Senior Associate, RISI
  •     Adjunct professor, University of Washington
  •     Past President of National Association of Business Economists (NABE)
  •     Member of two national economist groups