RICHARD T. O’GARA
E-mail: [email protected]
BA-Economics, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 1970
MS-Economics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 1972
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION: Regional economics and forensic economics.
August 1, 2015 – Present
Consulting and testifying Economist. Provides forensic economic appraisals and depositions in personal injury, wrongful termination, wrongful death, lost profits, life care plan cases. Additional engagements are undertaken in microeconomic and regional economic issues.
August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2018
Principal Economist, Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis @ LCCC, 1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007. Tel: (307) 778-1272. I merged the below business with Laramie County Community College on the above date and served as its principal economist. Trained the Center’s staff on all projects and programs listed below and undertook microeconomic and regional economic consultancies as they became available.
1984 – July 1, 2015
President, Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis, Inc., 1720 Carey Ave. Suite 520, Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Responsibilities included the creation and maintenance of a centralized economic database for Cheyenne and Laramie County. Developed and implemented a comprehensive commercial property database in 2008. The Center performs applied economic research in economic impact analysis, fiscal analysis, economic base analysis, market feasibility, demographics, forecasting, time series analysis, surveys, marketing and forensic economics. Forensic economics is limited to personal injury, wrongful termination, wrongful death and lost profits. The Center publishes quarterly Economic Indicators for Greater Cheyenne, and an Annual Trends publication.
July 2003 – March 2007
Executive Director/Fiscal Manager, Laramie County Community Partnership, Inc.
Responsibilities were to direct and oversee all Partnership activities; managed federal and other monies, programs and projects designed to help in the delivery of human services to Cheyenne’s vulnerable population undertaken by this 501 (c) 3 corporation.
July 1981 – December 2015
President, Cheyenne Brass Inc. A national and international wholesale business headquartered in Cheyenne.
2000 – 2004
Economic Columnist for the Wyoming Business Report
1996 – 1999
Economic and Financial Columnist for Wyoming Eagle-Tribune.
June 1989 – August 1991
Director, Laramie County Enterprise Center
Founding director of Wyoming’s first and only business incubator facility located at Laramie County Community College. Recruited new and existing businesses to the 16,000 sq. foot incubator facility. Established financial, operational, and management systems and policies for this economic development project.
July 1977 – August 2002
Professor of Economics, Laramie County Community College
Taught Macro and Micro Economics, Money & Banking, Financial Management and Survey of Economics.
December 1973 – July 1977
Wyoming Department of Labor & Statistics
Directed all statistical and economic programs run by the Division of Research and Statistics. Work areas included the preparation and publication of the Wyoming Economic Indicators, manpower surveys, prevailing wage surveys, OSHA statistics, and economic impact reviews. Developed and implemented the Wyoming Cost-of-Living program and consumer price indices for the state. Job required extensive use of sample design, statistical forecasting, seasonal adjustment, and econometric analysis.
December 1972 – December 1973
Wyoming Recreation Commission – Administrative Officer
Responsible for the disbursement and audit of federal monies for capital facility projects throughout the state of Wyoming.
Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority (Board of Directors, past President)
Cheyenne Downtown Development Foundation (Board of Directors, past President)
Cheyenne Country Club (past Board of Directors)
Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
Laramie County Enterprise Center (past Board of Directors)
IDAC, (past Board of Directors)
Wyoming Industrial Siting Council (2012 – 2017)
Young Men’s Literary Club
National Association of Forensic Economists
American Academy of Economic & Financial Experts