Economics alumni CareSource managers to give a career talk Nov. 7

Three Wright State University economics alumni who work as managers at CareSource will discuss their careers and job roles with students and others at a campus forum.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in 248 Rike Hall. It is free and open to the campus and the public. Free pizza will be served at 5 p.m.

The three speakers all earned their master’s degrees in social and applied economics from Wright State and work as analysts at CareSource. CareSource is a Dayton-based nonprofit that provides public health care programs that include Medicaid, Medicare and Marketplace.

“We are eager to welcome back another group of our economics graduates — practicing economists contributing to the region’s business, nonprofit and government sectors,” said Zdravka Todorova, chair of the Department of Economics.

Aaron Blankenship is a financial analyst in Marketplace and Medicare Advantage. His responsibilities include benefit design, rate setting, cost-benefit analysis, competitor analysis and estimating costs and revenue.

Blankenship earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics in 2014 and his master’s in social and applied economics in 2016. He received the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from the Department of Economics.

Charles Chiobi works as a process and metrics analyst in IT business management. As an economics graduate student, he participated in the Dayton Mobile Market student nonprofit. He graduated with a master’s degree in 2017.

Ameer Hafeez is a medical economics analyst. His work involves design and strategy of health insurance products including Medicare and Medicaid. He also evaluates health care policy and traditional actuarial functions. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Student, M.S. in Social and Applied Economics Award in 2015.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Wright State chapter of the Omicron Delta Epsilon international economics honor society.

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