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Cox Automotive Hires Economists

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Jonathan Smoke joins Cox Automotive as chief economist and will lead the creation of an economic industry insights office.
This new office is tasked with leveraging data to expand Cox Automotive's deep expertise in all aspects of the automotive industry. Smoke succeeds Tom Webb who is retiring June 30. Based in Atlanta, Smoke reports to Isabelle Helms, vice president of research and market intelligence, Cox Automotive.
 A 21-year veteran of the housing industry, Smoke most recently served as Realtor.com's chief economist. Prior to that, he was the chief economist for Hanley Wood, a media and market intelligence company, and also served in a variety of roles at Beazer Homes, including senior vice president of strategy and innovation.
Smoke holds a bachelor's degree in economics and religious studies from Rhodes College and a master's degree in business from The University of Texas at Austin.
Charlie Chesbrough is joining Cox Automotive as senior economist and senior director of industry insights. Chesbrough previously served as executive director and senior economist for the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).  
Prior to joining OESA, Chesbrough was the senior principal economist and director of industry analysis at IHS Automotive, where he was responsible for developing and integrating statistical models and economic scenarios into global automotive forecasts.
 Chesbrough brings more than 25 years experience in market planning; demand forecast modeling and consumer research for Fortune 500 companies across many industries. Reporting to Smoke and based in Detroit, he will assist in the creation and development of the new Cox Automotive economic industry insights office.
In addition, he will direct the company's automotive forecasts as well as manage the economic industry insights related to the new-car sector of the automotive market.

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