Ann Marie Wiersch |
Senior Policy Analyst
Ann Marie Wiersch is a senior policy analyst in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Her work focuses primarily on small business issues, especially access to credit. She has conducted analysis on a range of policy issues, including entrepreneurship trends, small business employment, household debt and student loans, and state and local government finance. Ms. Wiersch has presented research on small business challenges at both academic and practitioner conferences, and in December 2013, she testified on the topic before a Federal Congressional subcommittee.
Ms. Wiersch began her career at the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1999 as a financial analyst in the Accounting Department. She transferred to the Financial Management Department in 2003, and was promoted to senior financial analyst. In 2009, she transitioned to a policy analyst role in the Research Department, where she worked on a range of issues related to small business with an emphasis on policy implications, and state and local government finance. She assumed her current position in January, 2014.
Ms. Wiersch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.