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Sam Kyei

Chief Economist; SAK Economics, LLC


Sam is chief economist at SAK Economics, LLC. He was chief economist at BNSF Railway from November 2002 to April 2018, when he retired from BNSF after 30 years at the railroad. He is a certified business economist (CBE) with over 40 years of total work experience (30 years in the rail industry). His current activities include consulting, keynote presentations and volunteering on boards. Sam has made presentations to the Federal Reserve Board, the Council of Economic Advisors and many rail shippers and suppliers.

Sam, who is an American citizen, was born in Ghana, West Africa.

 Bachelor’s degree in Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
 Master’s degree in Economics, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Affiliations/Community Involvement
 Board Chair, Texas Christian University’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts
 Board Member, National Association of Business Economics (NABE)
 Member, Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Business Economics (DABE)
 Member, Harvard Industrial Economists Group
 “Who’s Who, US Corporate Black Minorities,” Dollars & Sense Magazine, 1999

Sam, his wife Pia, and his two sons live in Southlake, Texas. He plays a “mean” blues guitar.

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