J.B. Penn, chief economist for Deere & Co., will be featured speaker Tuesday for the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Economic Forecast.

The 4:30 p.m. presentation is at John Deere World Headquarters, One John Deere Place, Moline.

Penn previously was undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has held positions, including deputy administrator for economics and senior staff economist, on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. 

After his work in the federal government, Penn moved to the private sector where he has filled various roles for more than two decades.  

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Penn’s presentation is open to the public, although space is limited. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. 

Reservations can be made by calling (563) 823-2676 or online at QuadCitiesChamber.com.