Marin Economic Forum Staff

Michael Kadel/Interim Chief Executive Officer

Michael KadelAs California Bank & Trust’s Senior Vice President, Business Center Manager for the North Bay, Michael Kadel is responsible for managing high performance business banking teams and maintaining top commercial banking relationships for the North Bay. Kadel previously served as regional manager for the Bank of Marin, where he oversaw five retail branches in the Marin area.

Mike earned a B.S. degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics and has also earned a master’s in executive management from Pacific Coast Banking School. He has served as president of both the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and Marin Economic Forum and has chaired numerous high profile boards, committees and groups throughout Marin County and the state of California, including esteemed organizations such as Hospice by the Bay and California Family Health Council.


Robert Eyler, PhD/Chief Economist

eylerDr. Robert Eyler, chief economist for Marin Economic Forum, is an internationally recognized academic and has published two books and numerous several academic articles concerning economic sanctions, the economics of the wine industry and monetary economics.

The Interim Dean of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State University, Dr. Eyler earned a Ph.D. from UC Davis and holds a BA in economics from CSU, Chico. He has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University.

“We take a rigorous academic approach to the information that we gather and then apply it to the real world in order to offer our affiliates useful and actionable data,” he says. “It is very much our goal to maintain our reputation as an independent organization that provides public policy and economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide decision making at the local and state level.”

Dr. Eyler, who served as the CEO of the Forum from 2009-15, is a frequent speaker at academic and business conferences. He also serves on Redwood Credit Union’s Board of Directors.