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Nela Richardson, Ph.D.

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Nela Richardson

Full Name: Nela Thomas Richardson

Born: Indiana, United States

Position: SVP, Chief Economist & Co-head of the ADP Research Institute

Works for: ADP, LLC

Primary Industry: Business services, Software

Nationality: American

Residence: Washington, D.C.,

Nela Richardson, Ph.D., is Chief Economist at ADP since November of 2020. She is the co-head of the ADP Research Institute and leads economic research for ADP. 

Ms. Richardson regularly provides insight on the economy, real estate trends and capital markets to policymakers, consumers and media. She is a regular contributor to Marketplace from American Public Media and has frequently appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business CNN, Yahoo Finance, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE magazine, The New York Times and other national and local media.

She is a registered representative of ADP Broker Dealer, Inc. (ADP BD), Member FINRA, an affiliate of ADP, Inc., One ADP Blvd, Roseland, NJ 07068 and Principal Investment Strategist for ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC (SPS) an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or services.

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Ms. Richardson said In high school, she travelled to her home state’s small towns as the state debate champion. It was an education, in learning to engage with people who think very differently.

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