Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland names new Advisory Council Members

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland recently announced the following additions to its Community Bank and Business Advisory Councils. All appointments are for terms expiring December 31, 2002.


Community Bank Advisory Council

Dennis W. Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Bank, Williamstown, Kentucky

J. Michael Romey, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton, Bluffton, Ohio

Jeffrey E. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio Valley Bank Company, Gallipolis, Ohio

The Community Bank Advisory Council meets three times a year with the president and other officials of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The Council was formed in 1985 to help inform the Cleveland Fed about issues of interest and concern to community bankers in the Fourth Federal Reserve District.

Business Advisory Council

(Ms.) Tanny Crane, President and Chief Executive Officer, Crane Plastics Company, LP, Columbus, Ohio

Joseph A. Graviss, President, Graviss McDonalds Restaurants, Versailles, Kentucky

Robert A. Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Gray Printing Company, Fostoria, Ohio

James R. Leake, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, James R. Leake & Son, Inc., Richmond, Kentucky

Cynthia Moore-Hardy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lake Hospital System, Willoughby, Ohio

C. David Snyder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Snyder International Brewing Group, Cleveland, Ohio

The Business Advisory Council was established in 1985 to provide a forum for discussion of economic conditions and their effects on business in the Fourth Federal Reserve District. The Council meets three times a year with the president and other officials of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of twelve regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates U.S. monetary policy, supervises bank holding companies and certain commercial banks, and provides banking services to financial institutions and to the U.S. government.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, including its branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and its regional check processing center in Columbus, serves the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.