Vice President, Pricing and Purchasing, S&P Global Market IntelligenceLaura Hodges serves as the vice president of the Pricing and Purchasing Service at S&P Global Market Intelligence and focuses on global procurement strategies to help clients save money.
Laura is responsible for the management and operations of the Pricing and Purchasing Research team. Laura has managed several projects on global cost analysis, including projects in Asia and South America, where the objective was to recommend the most cost-effective and efficient action in the procurement of key materials and services. She has spoken extensively on the topic of procurement pricing strategies and the global cost environment, including a presentation at the Institute of Supply Management titled, "Has China Lost Its Low-Cost Edge?" She has made presentations on the "Economic Risks to Consider Before Bidding Your Next Contract," and "Understanding and Estimating the Skilled Labor Shortage," at a conference of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the George Washington University, U.S., and a Master of Arts in Health and Labor Economics from Duke University, U.S. She also earned an MBA from Rutgers University, Beijing, China.
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