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Officers


Frederick Treyz
Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 413-549-1169
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Biography

Frederick R. Treyz is CEO of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). Dr. Treyz holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University. He has over fifteen years of experience in applied urban and regional economics, including work in transportation, productivity, tax analysis, and economic impact analysis. Publications include articles on interregional trade, transportation analysis, and utility restructuring.

As CEO of REMI, Dr. Treyz is responsible for all aspects of the nation’s leading regional forecasting and policy analysis modeling firm, including maintaining the highest-quality consultation on the use of state and local macroeconomic models for energy, environmental, economic development, and other policies that affect the economy. During his time as CEO, Dr. Treyz has overseen the annual data update and delivery of over 100 economic models. He is also responsible for supervising all REMI consulting projects, including working directly with clients to ensure the most accurate result from the REMI model. Currently Dr. Treyz is leading the development of REMI’s core economic models, TranSight and Policy Insight.

Dr. Treyz has also developed a modeling strategy and business plan to enter the European market. Under his leadership, REMI has covered eight language zones with multilingual staff and developed and implemented modeling methodologies to encompass data and economic structures of European economies. REMI’s work in Europe includes models for the European Commission.

His current research includes the development of two new REMI software models, Metro-PI and PI+ Household.  Metro-PI is the newest addition to the REMI family of models, providing detailed forecasting at the sub-county level. Using Metro-PI, planners can simulate and compare the effects of public policies on small areas, such as Census Tracts or ZIP codes. Metro-PI incorporates user-defined parameters to provide insight into future population growth and urbanization. Metro-PI lays a foundation for planning, based on the most advanced computational approaches in the field. However, at REMI we also understand that no computer can accurately envision the future without user input. Using their perception and insight, Metro-PI’s users adjust their projections based on real-world knowledge of land-use potential to create accurate forecasts for their region.

PI+ Household will be REMI’s first forecasting program specifically dedicated to household demographics and characteristics. This program expands on the economic forecasting provided by PI+ with the inclusion of projections for household income, employees per household, vehicles per household, household size, and similar characteristics. 

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Sherri Lawrence
Senior Vice President

Phone: 413-362-8856
Email

Biography

Sherri Lawrence holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked for over twenty-five years on all levels of technical consultation, economic analysis, and development with the REMI model. She is the leading expert in the model code and the use of the model for all analyses.

Ms. Lawrence coordinates and oversees the application development group. She is the project manager for all PI+ implementation, including product design, programming, troubleshooting, and testing, and works closely with research staff to develop and implement new research into the REMI model. She is also the project manager for new product development.

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Billy Leung
Vice President

Phone: 413-549-1169
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Biography

Mr. Billy Leung is the Vice President of REMI, where he plays a leading role in U.S. and international consulting and support services. He has worked with government agencies and organizations throughout North America and the world, helping them achieve their planning and policy analysis goals.

Mr. Leung has assisted clients in addressing the impacts of both policy changes and unpredictable events such as natural disasters. He has evaluated the economic and policy impacts of terrorist attacks and other threats to public safety and public health. His research efforts include The Economic Impacts of 9/11 on the New York Region and Macroeconomic Impacts of Shutting down the US Borders in Response to a Security or Health Threat.

As part of REMI’s global services, Mr. Leung has worked with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Korea Energy Economics Institute. In addition to his international efforts, Mr. Leung has assisted state and regional agencies, including Southern California Association of Governments. He has supported their long-term transportation and environmental planning initiatives.

Mr. Leung joined REMI in 2002 and was promoted to vice president in 2009. Over the years, he has contributed to the development of the REMI model and performed economic impact studies. He has analyzed the economic impact of the biodiesel industry in New York State for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and researched the economic impact of widening New Mexico’s US 54 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and received his M.A. in Regional Economics and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His master’s thesis was on the research and development of incorporating transportation and land use with Input/Output economic modeling.

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Administrative


Mitcheline M. Mekal
HR/Finance Manager

413-362-8883

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Elizabeth Colegrove
Contract Administrator

413-362-8866

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Lisa Evans
Office Manager

413-362-8850

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Research


Nick Mata
Analyst

413-362-8857
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Biography

Analyst Nicolas Mata holds a BS in chemical engineering and a Master of statistics from the University of the Philippines, in addition to being awarded a ten month fellowship at the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Tokyo.

Mr. Mata has over forty year's experience in business, including work as a statistician in the Philippines, the United States, and Papua New Guinea, and a lengthy career as a programmer and actuarial analyst for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance.  He served as the Director of Experience Studies for Mass Mutual before coming to REMI in 2000, with duties that included training analysts to construct mortality and lapse experience tables and conduct studies based on the tables.  He also trained analysts to develop computer models of life insurance death claims.

Mr. Mata has experience programming in FORTRAN, SAS and APL, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite.  He speaks fluent English and Filipino.

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Wei Kang Ph.D.
Regional Economist

413-362-8879
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Biography

Regional Economist, Wei Kang holds a Ph.D. and MA in economics from the Middle Tennessee State University, along with a BA in finance from the Beijing Language and Culture University.  Dr. Kang began working with REMI in 2011 where she’s provided extensive effort on the development of the new REMI HD model’s methodology and econometric modeling.  Dr. Kang has provided data analysis, model estimation and forecasting for both national and international models. 

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Development


Gabor Lukacs
Senior Software Engineer
Hungarian language contact

413-362-8862
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Biography

Gábor Lukács was educated at K.K. College of Electronics in Budapest, where he was awarded a BA equivalent with high honors.  He also studied at E.L. University of Science in Budapest.

Mr. Lukács has worked as a programmer and software consultant in Hungary and the United States, including experience as a software designer at American Computer Innovators, a computer consultant at ODT and as a senior software engineer at OpenPages.  His responsibilities at REMI have included co-designing an XML-programmable framework to integrate legacy applications with the current environment. This application subsequently was found to be flexible enough to be useful in many other applications. 

Mr. Lukács is fluent in Hungarian.  He currently uses the Delphi programming environment to develop PI+’s user interface and data flow, creates and maintains integration and testing applications for REMI, and manages the company’s testing and quality assurance team.

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Jerry Hayes
Manager, Software Development

413-362-8858
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Biography

Jerry Hayes graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in mathematics.  Mr. Hayes has worked for REMI since 2002, with duties that include programming equations for the economic model, participating in the design and development of new software, and optimizing software code and systems for increased speed and memory management.  He has processed and researched demographic data for models for the following countries:  Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Mexico, the United States, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

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Jason Laprade
Programmer

413-362-8860
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Biography

Programmer, Jason Laprade holds a BA in computer sciences and mathematics from Mercyhurst College.  He has been with REMI since 2002 developing and maintaining the company website, handling internal information system design and database management, providing installation support to clients, producing and distributing software media, and fulfilling graphic design needs.  Mr. Laprade has experience with FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Delphi and GAUSS and has worked in IT related fields since the late 1990’s. 

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Kevin Persons
Associate Analyst

413-362-8881
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Sales and Client Support


Chris Judson
Managing Economic Associate

413-362-8870
Cellphone: 413-230-9185
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Biography

Chris Judson is a Managing Economic Associate at REMI. Mr. Judson, who joined REMI in 2011, specializes in energy, economic development, fiscal policy and transportation.

Since arriving at REMI, Mr. Judson has consulted for a number of clients on topics including medical research, labor force economics, energy policy, transportation infrastructure analysis, and natural disasters. On a day-to-day basis, he provides client support in selecting inputs, conducting simulations, and analyzing results, and he creates and hosts public online seminars and training presentations on a variety of modeling topics.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Western New England University, with a concentration in business and is currently enrolled at Quinnipiac University for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Peter Evangelakis
Economist

413-362-8892
Cellphone: 413-695-6175
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Jeffrey Dykes
Economic/Research & Development Assistant

413-362-8872

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Marketing


Brian Boyd
Business Development Associate

413-362-8877
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