Conner-Ross, Ethan

Ethan Conner-Ross, MPA


Director, Economic Impact Analyst, ESI ThoughtLab

Background & Experience

Ethan Conner-Ross is a director at Econsult Solutions, Inc (ESI). His practice areas include public policy, economic and fiscal impact assessment, strategic planning, economic development and litigation support. He is an experienced project manager and researcher who brings cross-disciplinary skills and a public sector perspective to his engagements.

Mr. Conner-Ross works closely with clients to calculate and articulate their impact, conduct market analysis and evaluate feasibility, and plan strategically. He has led a range of projects for ESI in sectors including higher education, transportation, tourism, housing, fiscal policy, and more.

Prior to joining ESI in 2013, Mr. Conner-Ross, worked from 2006 to 2013 at Visit Philadelphia, a non-profit tasked with promoting tourism in the Philadelphia region. As Vice-President of Research and Planning, he directed the organization’s market research program which emphasized primary data collection and web analytics and led company-wide planning, coordinating the development of the organization’s five-year strategic plan, annual marketing plans, and new initiatives. He also supported corporate communications efforts through reports and presentations that demonstrated return on investment.

Mr. Conner-Ross received his Master of Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, with a certificate in Economic Development and coursework in economics, statistics, policy development and evaluation, management and finance. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Amherst College in 2005. A native of the region, he attended J.R. Masterman High School in Philadelphia and lives in the city with his wife and two sons.