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Business Advisory Councils

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland currently has eight Business Advisory Councils, one in each of the following metro areas within the Fourth District: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Erie, Lexington, Pittsburgh, and Wheeling. The councils meet with senior bank officials throughout the year at locations in their respective regions of the District.

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.


Billings Michelle

Michelle Billings

Realtor and President of Cincinnati Areas Board of RealtorsColdwell Banker Realty

Buechner Robert W

Robert W. Buechner

PresidentBuechner, Haffer, Meyers & Koenig Company, LPA

Cull Brendon

Brendon Cull

PresidentCincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Fischer Greg

Greg Fischer

ChairFischer Homes

Gruffydd Dil

Dil Gruffydd

Chief Financial OfficerCincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport

Herche Dave

Dave Herche

ChairHBH Holdings, Inc.

Hughes Kevin

Kevin Hughes

Managing PrincipalCushman & Wakefield

Iannarino Anthony

Anthony Iannarino

President and Chief Sales OfficerSolutions Staffing

Sampson Lisa

Lisa Sampson

Senior Vice PresidentPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Smith Barb

Barb Smith

PresidentJourney Steel, Inc.

Spata Drew

Drew Spata

Vice President for Economics and ForecastingMacy's


Daga Sunil

Sunil (Sunny) Daga

PresidentWrap-Tite, Inc.

Diamond Jack

Jack Diamond

Chief Executive OfficerBrennan, Manna & Diamond

Joyce Terry

Terry Joyce

Business Manager, Building Laborers Union, Local 310President, Cleveland Building Construction Trades Council

Keresman Michael A

Michael A. Keresman III

Founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive OfficerCardinal Commerce Corporation

Logan Andrew

Andrew Logan

President and Chief Executive OfficerLogan Clutch Corporation

Matthew Steve

Steve Matthew

PresidentWooster Hydrostatics

Person Nancy

Nancy Person

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerHyland Software, Inc.

Riley Kimberly

Kimberly Riley

Chief Operating OfficerHylant – Northeast Region

Weiner Beth

Beth Weiner

Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerMarc Glassman, Inc. dba Marc’s


Auch Mary

Mary Auch

Regional President, Central OhioPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Burga Tim

Tim Burga

PresidentOhio AFL-CIO

Congrove Darci

Darci Congrove

Managing DirectorGBQ Partners LLC

Deperro Don

Don DePerro

President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Chamber of Commerce

Evans Leah

Leah Evans

President and Chief Executive OfficerHomeport

Gallagher Everett

Everett Gallagher

Senior Vice President and TreasurerAbercrombie & Fitch

Glaser Scott

Scott Glaser

PresidentJ2K Advisory

Hayek Joe

Joe Hayek

Chief Financial OfficerWorthington Industries

Hill Gale

Gale Hill

Franchise OwnerMcDonalds

Kirkendall Mark

Mark Kirkendall

Vice PresidentM/I Homes, Inc.

Mcdonald Kenny

Kenny McDonald

President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Partnership

Paine Gary

Gary Paine

PresidentAccurate Transportation

Satyapriya C K

C. K. Satyapriya

President and Chief Executive OfficerCTL Engineering, Inc.

Vickers Billy

Billy Vickers

President and Chief Executive Officer


Barry Doug

Doug Barry


Blake Edward

Edward Blake

Chief Executive OfficerCulmen Real Estate Services, Inc.

Compton Doug

Doug Compton

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking and Dayton City ExecutiveFifth Third Bank

Cronin Tom Iii

Tom Cronin III

Vice President of Maintenance and Employee RelationsDayton Freights Lines, Inc.

Dimbath Kent

Kent Dimbath

Chief Financial OfficerDorothy Lane Market

Feldman Bruce

Bruce Feldman

PresidentEconomy Linen and Towel Service, Inc.

Kelly Dan

Dan Kelly

PresidentBenjamin Steel Company

Kershner Chris

Chris Kershner

President and Chief Executive OfficerDayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Klaben Larry

Larry Klaben

President and Chief Executive OfficerMorris Furniture Company, Inc.

Krisciunas Joe

Joe Krisciunas

PresidentGE Aerospace

Stout Greg

Greg Stout

Chief Executive and Chief Financial OfficerVoss Auto Network

Ward Katie

Katie Ward

Chief Executive Officer and OwnerP&R Communications


Anderson Carl

Carl Anderson

Chief Financial OfficerReed Manufacturing Company

Austin Pete

Pete Austin

Vice PresidentE. E. Austin & Son, Inc.

Baldwin Matthew

Matthew Baldwin

Vice PresidentBaldwin Brothers, Inc.

Berlin Jim

Jim Berlin

Chief Executive OfficerLogistics Plus, Inc.

DeArment Jon

Jon DeArment

President and Chief Operations OfficerChannellock, Inc.

Dill John

John Dill

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive OfficerMarquette Savings Bank

Farrell Martin

Martin Farrell

PresidentInfinity Resources, Inc.

Horne Margaret U

Margaret (Maggie) Horne

Director, Small Business Development CenterGannon University

Marsh Marsha

Marsha Marsh

OwnerMarsha Marsh Real Estate Services

Mcdonald Desmond

Desmond McDonald

President and Chief Executive OfficerSolenoid Solutions, Inc.

Pelkowski Julie

Julie Pelkowski

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerErie Insurance Group

Rutkowski Jim Jr

Jim Rutkowski Jr.

General ManagerIndustrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.

Scott Chris N

Chris N. Scott

Vice PresidentScott Enterprises


Edwards Robert

Robert Edwards

Chief of External Affairs and Assistant Vice PresidentUK Healthcare

Frankl Eric

Eric Frankl

Executive DirectorBlue Grass Airport

Johnson Todd

Todd Johnson

Executive Vice PresidentBuilding Industry Association of Central Kentucky

Michel Ouita

Ouita Michel

OwnerHolly Hill Restaurant Group

Morris Chauncey

Chauncey Morris

Executive DirectorKentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.

Quick Robert L

Robert L. Quick

President and Chief Executive OfficerCommerce Lexington, Inc.

Ramer Mary Quinn

Mary Quinn Ramer


Rosenstein Robert

Robert Rosenstein

OwnerRosenstein Development, LLC

Russell Tate

Tate Russell

PresidentKentucky Eagle Inc.

Stacy Greg

Greg Stacy

Executive Vice PresidentCentral Bank

Vincent Richard

Richard Vincent

Executive Vice PresidentAssociation of General Contractors of Kentucky

Waugerman Allen

Allen Waugerman

President and Chief Executive OfficerLexmark


Brice Jack

Jack Brice

Principal ConsultantBCS Partners

Burd Jeff

Jeff Burd

President and OwnerTall Timber Group

Fink Steve

Steve Fink

Marketing DirectorParagon Homes, Inc.

Generett William Jr

William Generett Jr.

Senior Vice President for Civic Engagement and External RelationsDuquesne University

Karkhanis Andrea

Andrea Karkhanis

Director Marketing ResearchVisit Pittsburgh

Kopf Robert Y

Robert Y. Kopf

Vice President of Marketing and Commercial SupportUnited States Steel Corporation

Kronman Jeremy

Jeremy Kronman

Vice ChairCBRE, Inc.

Macklin Warner Iii Jd

Warner Macklin III, JD

Chair and Managing DirectorFoxChase, LLC

Simonic Amber

Amber Simonic

Executive Sales DirectorCalgon Carbon Corporation

Rao Rama Subba

Rama Subba Rao

Executive Vice PresidentAquatech International, LLC

Yoffee Michael

Michael Yoffee

Assistant to the International PresidentUnited Steelworkers Union


Abraham Zachary T

Zachary T. Abraham

PrincipalAlignHR, LLC

Everson Scott

Scott Everson

President and Chief Executive OfficerUnified Bank

Fillipovich Holly

Holly Fillipovich

Chief Financial OfficerZiegenfelder Company

Kalkreuth John L

John L. Kalkreuth

ChairKalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Kiger Jennifer

Jennifer Kiger

Treasurer and Chief Accounting OfficerRiesbeck Food Markets, Inc.

Zende Kurt

Kurt Zende

PresidentWheeling Area Chamber of Commerce

Candidate Recommendations

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.