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Pia Montoya, Computer Database Specialist

Pia Montoya

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Pia Montoya has been with the Economic and Business Research Center of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management since 1977. She is a 1977 graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a double major B.A. in economics and romance languages (French and Spanish). She is fluent in both languages and Italian, her native language. She retired in June of 2005 but continues working part-time.

Over the years Pia built and managed the largest economic database of the state of Arizona, which supports the economic forecasting models, research projects, publications and EBR’s data reference. She designed and produced the data tables of the quarterly Arizona’s Economy and the data tables of the semi-annual Arizona Economic Indicators. She produced the 1993 and 2003 Arizona Statistical Abstracts. Both books won the 1993 and 2003 Award of Excellence from AUBER (EBR’s peer organization of University-based research centers) in the category of “Abstracts and other data books”. Pia’s primary responsibilities now focus on marketing and communications of Center activities, which  includes managing a contact and subscribers database.

She has been active in the State Data Center program of the Bureau of the Census, and with a member of the Bureau of Economic Analysis as a member of their Data Users Group.

Pia is a member of the Association for University Economic and Business Research (AUBER) and she recently served a two year term on the board of directors.

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