Join AFLA for the Coffee Break Series!
Join AFLA members on as we learn from industry experts and have open discussions on fleet best practices.
Our next offering will be a Virtual Coffee Break Webinar on September 1, 2020 at 10 AM CT.
In this webinar, we will hear from Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke at Cox Automotive for a Used Vehicle Market Update.
Live Q&A will be held after the presentation, moderated by the AFLA Digital Learning Task Force. We welcome you to grab a cup of java and turn your video on to participate in conversation.
Register today to join us for this event!
All Coffee Break Series events are free to all current AFLA members, and non-members are welcome to join the conversation for $30.
About the Presenter:
Jonathan Smoke is chief economist for Cox Automotive.
Smoke leads Cox Automotive’s economic industry insights team, which tracks new and used vehicle sales, supply, prices, retail and fleet demand, consumer credit and auto financing, and dealer sentiment to understand the key trends impacting both the wholesale
and retail markets for vehicles informed by the proprietary data from all of the company’s businesses and platforms including Manheim, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Dealertrack.
For more than 24 years, Smoke has focused on translating data and trends into relevant, actionable insights for the industries that represent the biggest purchases that consumers make in their lifetimes: real estate and automotive.
Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Smoke served as Realtor.com’s chief economist. Before that, he was the chief economist for Hanley Wood, a media and market intelligence company, and also served in a variety of roles at Beazer Homes, including senior vice
president of strategy and innovation.
Smoke is an executive member of the board for the Atlanta Economics Club and is a member of the Conference of Business Economists, Harvard Industrial Economists and the National Association of Business Economists. He has spoken at major industry conferences
such as the NADA and NIADA conventions, Automotive News World Congress, and Used Car Week. His views on the economy and the auto industry are featured regularly in industry and national news outlets such as Automotive News, Auto Remarketing, The Wall
Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Follow him on Twitter @SmokeonCars to keep up with the latest industry insights.
Smoke holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and religious studies from Rhodes College and a master’s degree in business from The University of Texas at Austin.