LaVaughn M. Henry, Ph.D., to Lead Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dr. LaVaughn M. Henry joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as vice president and senior regional officer for the Bank’s Cincinnati Branch, effective August 24.(Photo of Dr. LaVaughn Henry is available here.)

As the leader of the Cincinnati Branch, Dr. Henry is responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Bank throughout central and southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky. He will work closely with key stakeholders, including the board of directors of the Cincinnati Branch, business advisory councils, depository institutions, business and civic leaders, and the public.

Dr. Henry has diverse experience in the private and public sectors. Most recently, he served as senior director of market economics and risk analysis at PMI Group, one of the nation’s largest mortgage insurers. He previously held positions as director of regional communications at Fannie Mae and assistant regional manager for government affairs at Ford Motor Company. Dr. Henry previously served in senior economic positions with the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (formerly the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight), the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corporation, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he led consulting engagements with the Federal Housing Administration.

Dr. Henry earned both doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the American Economic Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and 100 Black Men of America.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 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.