Business Advisory Councils
Council members are recruited annually from firms that represent a cross-section of regional businesses and from labor, community development, and consumer organizations to ensure that data collected on the regional economy represent the views of an array of stakeholders. We strive to have at least three members of each council who are representatives from consumer, community development, or labor organizations.
Members are identified through Bank and community-sponsored events, referrals from current council members and directors, civically engaged Bank employees, and regional outreach. Council members are selected to serve a two-year term and may serve more than one term.
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Responsibilities and Qualifications of Business Advisory Council Members
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Business Advisory Councils (BACs) comprise thought leaders from diverse industries and community development, consumer, and labor organizations throughout the Fourth Federal Reserve District. Members provide data on current economic conditions from the perspective of their organizations, industries, and regions. Information provided by council members helps Federal Reserve officials keep their fingers on the pulse of the Fourth District’s economic environment and understand public perceptions of the Federal Reserve and its actions.
Council members are individuals who contribute to discussions on the business and economic conditions in their regions. Each participant is senior in his or her organization and conversant about his or her firm and the broader industry or environment in which the firm operates. All members are active and engaged in their communities, and they understand and are able to articulate how economic conditions affect their regions and communities. Members are selected without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.
Realtor and President of Cincinnati Areas Board of RealtorsColdwell Banker Realty
Robert W. Buechner
PresidentBuechner, Haffer, Meyers & Koenig Company, LPA
PresidentCincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Chief Executive OfficerTriVersity Construction Group
Chief Financial OfficerCincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
ChairHBH Holdings, Inc.
Managing PrincipalCushman & Wakefield
President and Chief Sales OfficerSolutions Staffing
Senior Vice PresidentPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
PresidentJourney Steel, Inc.
Vice President for Economics and ForecastingMacy's
Sunil (Sunny) Daga
PresidentBrennan, Manna & Diamond
Business Manager, Building Laborers Union, Local 310President, Cleveland Building Construction Trades Council
Michael A. Keresman III
Founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive OfficerCardinal Commerce Corporation
President and Chief Executive OfficerLogan Clutch Corporation
Darrell L. McNair
President and Chief Executive OfficerMVP Plastics, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerHyland Software, Inc.
Chief Operating OfficerHylant – Northeast Region
Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerMarc Glassman, Inc. dba Marc’s
Regional President, Central OhioPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Managing DirectorGBQ Partners LLC
President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Chamber of Commerce
President and Chief Executive OfficerHomeport
Senior Vice President and TreasurerAbercrombie & Fitch
Chief Financial OfficerWorthington Industries
Vice PresidentM/I Homes, Inc.
President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Partnership
C. K. Satyapriya
President and Chief Executive OfficerCTL Engineering, Inc.
Chief Executive OfficerCulmen Real Estate Services, Inc.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking and Dayton City ExecutiveFifth Third Bank
Tom Cronin III
Vice President of Maintenance and Employee RelationsDayton Freights Lines, Inc.
Chief Financial OfficerDorothy Lane Market
PresidentEconomy Linen and Towel Service, Inc.
PresidentBenjamin Steel Company
President and Chief Executive OfficerDayton Area Chamber of Commerce
President and Chief Executive OfficerMorris Furniture Company, Inc.
PresidentGE Aviation Electrical Power Systems
Chief Executive and Chief Financial OfficerVoss Auto Network
Chief Executive Officer and OwnerP&R Communications
Chief Financial OfficerReed Manufacturing Company
Vice PresidentE. E. Austin & Son, Inc.
Vice PresidentBaldwin Brothers, Inc.
Chief Executive OfficerLogistics Plus, Inc.
President and Chief Operations OfficerChannellock, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive OfficerMarquette Savings Bank
PresidentInfinity Resources, Inc.
Margaret (Maggie) Horne
Director, Small Business Development CenterGannon University
OwnerMarsha Marsh Real Estate Services
President and Chief Executive OfficerSolenoid Solutions, Inc.
Jim Rutkowski Jr.
General ManagerIndustrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.
Chris N. Scott
Vice PresidentScott Enterprises
Chief of External Affairs and Assistant Vice PresidentUK Healthcare
Executive DirectorBlue Grass Airport
Executive Vice PresidentBuilding Industry Association of Central Kentucky
OwnerHolly Hill Restaurant Group
Executive DirectorKentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.
Robert L. Quick
President and Chief Executive OfficerCommerce Lexington, Inc.
Mary Quinn Ramer
OwnerRosenstein Development, LLC
Business Development DirectorV-Soft Consulting Group, Inc.
PresidentKentucky Eagle Inc.
Executive Vice PresidentCentral Bank
Executive Vice PresidentAssociation of General Contractors of Kentucky
President and Chief Executive OfficerLexmark
Principal ConsultantBCS Partners
President and OwnerTall Timber Group
Marketing DirectorParagon Homes, Inc.
William Generett Jr.
Senior Vice President for Civic Engagement and External RelationsDuquesne University
Director Marketing ResearchVisit Pittsburgh
Robert Y. Kopf
Vice President of Marketing and Commercial SupportUnited States Steel Corporation
Vice ChairCBRE, Inc.
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion OfficerAdvance Auto Parts
Warner Macklin III, JD
Chair and Managing DirectorFoxChase, LLC
Executive Sales DirectorCalgon Carbon Corporation
Rama Subba Rao
Executive Vice PresidentAquatech International, LLC
Assistant to the International PresidentUnited Steelworkers Union
Zachary T. Abraham
President and Chief Executive OfficerUnified Bank
Chief Financial OfficerZiegenfelder Company
John L. Kalkreuth
ChairKalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Treasurer and Chief Accounting OfficerRiesbeck Food Markets, Inc.
PresidentWheeling Area Chamber of Commerce
Engagement is a key part of what we do at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. To recommend a candidate to serve on one of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's boards of directors, advisory councils, or other forms of engagement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, complete and submit this form. Self-recommendations are also welcome.
If you have a question about our Bank's recruitment process, please contact us.