Steven McDonald, MAAE, CVA

Chief Economist

Steven McDonald is director of GAI’s Community Solutions Group Economics team. He is an economist, researcher, and strategist with extensive consulting and corporate experience. He specializes in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis including economic analyses and econometrics, business valuation, forecasting and strategic planning, revenue optimization and pricing, utility rate design, and short- and long-term financial analyses. Steve is currently president of the North Florida Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA); he has also served as chairman of NACVA’s Ethics Oversight Board. He has 15 years of experience as an adjunct instructor in economics and public policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.