Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Announces Official Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announced the following official appointments, effective February 16, 2006.

Mark Meder has been named vice president, Supervision and Regulation, with responsibility for the Credit Risk Management and Statistics and Analysis departments.

         Meder joined the Supervision and Regulation Department in 1993. He was manager of the strategic management and resource allocation section and served as assistant vice president responsible for the supervision of banking organizations in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. Before joining the Bank, he managed the cost accounting department at a Cleveland manufacturing company.

         Meder has a bachelor of business administration degree from Cleveland State University and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

         Bryan Huddleston has been named assistant vice president, Supervision and Regulation. Working out of the Bank's branch office in Cincinnati, he is responsible for community bank and bank holding company supervision in the Fourth Federal Reserve District. He also oversees the Cincinnati office Supervision and Regulation staff.

         Huddleston joined the Supervision and Regulation Department in 1983 as a bank examiner.  He was promoted to senior examiner in 1991 and to supervisory examiner in 2003.

         Huddleston has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a certified public accountant (inactive).

         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 certain banks and all bank holding companies, and provides payment services to depository institutions and the U.S. government. Payment services include check clearing, electronic payments, and the distribution and processing of currency and coin.

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