Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

Senior Resident Fellow, Third Way

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Advisory Board, is Senior Resident Fellow for the Climate and Energy Program at Third Way, a boutique think tank. She is an economist who has worked across the global landscape in the private sector and in public service. 

Ellen just completed an appointment as Associate Director at the University of Michigan Energy Institute. Prior to that, Ellen served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Commerce where she worked on several Administration initiatives to improve data quality, measure the digital economy, expand workforce development and manufacturing, trade and investment. Ellen also supported the development of the Administration’s economic forecast.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ellen was chief global economist at Ford Motor Company. Ellen managed the global corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company’s global economic and automotive industry forecasts used to support business strategy, finance, and planning.

Ellen is passionate about economic education and our clean energy future. She served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), worked to establish NABE’s education initiative and currently coaches students from diverse backgrounds who want a career using economics. She hosted several high profile events on America’s energy future at Michigan, bringing together experts from many different disciplines. Ellen loves family and sports, with her husband Paul and adult children who embrace each other’s dreams and aspirations.