April McClellan-Copeland Joins Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Community Relations Staff

April McClellan-Copeland joins the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Relations Department as communications coordinator, effective December 22, 2008. She will provide communications support to the department, which is the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s principal point of contact for its relationships with colleges, universities, school systems, and civic organizations. McClellan-Copeland will also work extensively with the Bank’s Learning Center and Money Museum, planning public education programs throughout the Bank’s service area.

For the past 14 years, McClellan-Copeland was a reporter and writer for The Plain Dealer. In that position, she wrote news and feature stories on philanthropic organizations and issues in Greater Cleveland and covered topics ranging from government and politics to business, education, social services, and the environment. Prior to that, she was on the staff of The Kansas City Star.

McClellan-Copeland graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in interpersonal and public communication.

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 banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment services to financial institutions and to 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, serve the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. About 850 of the Bank's 1,400 employees work out of the Cleveland headquarters.

For additional information on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, see www.clevelandfed.org.

The Bank’s Learning Center and Money Museum is your source for all things money. For online activities, games, and educational resources, visit www.clevelandfed.org/learning center. Or plan an in-person visit to explore 30 interactive exhibits and displays that focus on what gives money value. Admission is free. The facility is open year-round, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed holidays).