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July 2024 Meeting

  • 24 Jul 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual




July Monthly Event


July 24, 2024


Virtual: WebEx Link to be provided


12:00 - 12:50 PM

AI Economy Emergence


Members: Free

Non-Members: $50

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Session: "AI Economy Emergence"

Speaker: Dr. Darius Irani i

Dr. Daraius Irani serves as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research at  Towson University. In this role, he fosters the development of partnerships between business, government, and education that contribute to the economic vitality of the greater Baltimore region.

For over 25 years, Dr. Irani has served in several senior leadership roles at Towson University. As Vice President, Dr. Irani provides leadership and management to over 70 highly-skilled professionals who work on campus and in state agencies across the state. Collectively, his teams work to open the doors of the university to solve pressing problems, further community collaboration, expand learning opportunities, and generate economic development.

Dr. Irani is committed to Towson University and has set priorities that reflect that commitment. These include working to better integrate the Division into the University; advancing Towson University’s reputation as a leader in applied research, education, and entrepreneurship; and making positive impacts through university-community partnerships.

Additionally, Dr. Irani serves as chief economist for the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University, a policy group providing economic, fiscal impact, and policy analysis to state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector firms. During his tenure at RESI, he has managed and served as lead economist on well over 500 research and analysis projects. He also has produced over 250 economic and fiscal impact statements for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Dr. Irani is often called upon to provide economic presentations to organizations across Maryland. He has appeared on CNN, the Marc Steiner show, WYPR’s Midday, and Maryland Public Television’s Business Connection. He is often quoted in articles published by Maryland Daily Record, Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post.


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live or Virtual Webinar

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

Please note: Greater Washington Association of Financial Professionals is no longer registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding CPE may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN37219-2417. Website:


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