Mr. Watkins is an automotive expert working with Anderson Economic Group primarily in our Market and Industry Analysis practice area.
Mr. Watkins has worked with more than 100 automobile dealerships across the United States in matters of sales performance assessments, geographic territory analyses, market opportunity studies, and expert testimony. Among other clients for whom he has worked are the Project Management Institute, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Ferris State University, Lansing Economic Development Corporation, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, and Automation Alley. Reports by Mr. Watkins include: “The Likely Economic Impact of a Chicago 2016 Olympic Games,” and “Automation Alley’s Annual Technology Industry Report”. He has also provided testimony to the Michigan House of Representatives on matters of education finance, and is the editor of the book The State Economic Handbook, as published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Prior to joining Anderson Economic Group in 2001, Mr. Watkins was an analyst in the automotive market and planning group at J.D. Power and Associates, and a marketing assistant with Foster, Swift, Collins, and Smith P.C.
Mr. Watkins holds an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He also has a BA in marketing from Eli Broad College of Business and a BA in international relations from the James Madison College, both at Michigan State University.