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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.


Bolton Douglas

Douglas Bolton

Chief Executive OfficerCincinnati Cares

Buechner Robert W

Robert W. Buechner

Chief Executive OfficerBuechner, Haffer, Meyers, Koenig Co., LPA

Fischer Greg

Greg Fischer

Executive Vice PresidentFischer Homes

Geiger Kay

Kay Geiger

Regional PresidentThe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Gravely Melvin

Melvin Gravely

Chief Executive OfficerTriVersity Construction Group

Iannarino Anthony

Anthony Iannarino

President and CSOSOLUTIONS Staffing

Mahadevan Milen

Milen Mahadevan

Chief Executive Officer84.51°

Mcgraw Candace

Candace McGraw

Chief Executive OfficerCincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport

Spata Drew

Drew Spata

Vice President for EconomicsMacy's


Daga Sunil

Sunil (Sunny) Daga

PresidentWrap-Tite, Inc.

Diamond Jack

Jack Diamond

PresidentBrennan, Manna & Diamond

Joyce Terry

Terry Joyce

PresidentCleveland 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, Inc.

Mcnair Darrell L

Darrell L. McNair

President and Chief Executive OfficerMVP Plastics, Inc.

Person Nancy

Nancy Person

Manager of Reporting and AuditHyland Software, Inc.

Riley Kimberly

Kimberly Riley

PresidentHylant Cleveland

Weiner Beth

Beth Weiner

Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerMarc Glassman, Inc.


Auch Mary

Mary Auch

Regional President, Central OhioThe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Berson David

David Berson

Senior Vice President and Chief EconomistNationwide Mutual Insurance Co

Burga Tim

Tim Burga

PresidentOhio AFL-CIO

Cropper Melissa

Melissa Cropper

PresidentOhio Federation of Teachers

Deperro Don

Don DePerro

President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Chamber of Commerce

Gallagher Everett

Everett Gallagher

Senior Vice President and TreasurerAbercrombie & Fitch, Co.

Glaser Scott

Scott Glaser

PresidentJ2K Advisory

Hill Gale

Gale Hill

Franchise OwnerMcDonald’s

Luecke Bruce

Bruce Luecke

President and Chief Executive OfficerHomeport

Mcdonald Kenny

Kenny McDonald

President and CEOColumbus Partnership

Paine Gary

Gary Paine

PresidentAccurate Transportation

Satyapriya C K

C. K. Satyapriya

President and Chief Executive OfficerCTL Engineering, Inc.


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.

Demana Nick

Nick Demana

Chief Executive OfficerBenjamin Steel

Dimbath Kent

Kent Dimbath

Chief Financial OfficerDorothy Lane Market

Feldman Bruce

Bruce Feldman

PresidentEconomy Linen and Towel Service, Inc.

Jacqueline Gamblin

Chief Executive OfficerJYG Innovations

Haas Richard

Richard Haas

Senior Vice President, Ancillary ServicesKettering Health Network

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 Aviation Electrical Power Systems

Maultsby J Thomas

J. Thomas Maultsby

President and Chief Executive OfficerUnited Way of the Greater Dayton Area

Stout Greg

Greg Stout

Chief Financial OfficerVoss Auto Network


Anderson Carl

Carl Anderson

Chief Financial OfficerReed Manufacturing Co

Austin Pete

Pete Austin

ManagerE. E. Austin & Son, Inc.

Baldwin Matthew

Matthew Baldwin

Vice PresidentBaldwin Brothers, Inc.

Berlin Jim

Jim Berlin

Chief Executive OfficerLogistics Plus, Inc.

Dill John

John Dill

Executive Vice President - Head of Business BankingMarquette Savings Bank

Farrell Martin

Martin Farrell

PresidentInfinity Resources, Inc.

Gutting Greg

Greg Gutting

Executive Vice President and CFOErie Insurance Group

Horne Margaret U

Margaret (Maggie) U. 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.

Rutkowski Jim Jr

Jim Rutkowski Jr.

General Manager and TreasurerIndustrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc.

Scott Chris N

Chris N. Scott

Vice PresidentScott Enterprises


Bulleit Betsy

Betsy Bulleit

Senior Vice President and Financial ConsultantHilliard Lyons

Daniels Ray

Ray Daniels

OwnerLexidan Foods

Gates Steve

Steve Gates

OwnerGates Automotive Group

Johnson Todd

Todd Johnson

Executive Vice PresidentBuilding Industry Association of Central Kentucky

Mensah Nana

Nana Mensah

Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerXports, Inc.

Morris Chauncey

Chauncey Morris

Executive DirectorKentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.

Quick Robert L

Robert (Bob) L. Quick

President and Chief Executive OfficerCommerce Lexington, Inc.

Ramer Mary Quinn

Mary Quinn Ramer


Rhoades Lennie

Lennie Rhoades

Chief Executive OfficerBig Ass Fans

Rosenstein Robert

Robert Rosenstein

OwnerRosenstein Development, LLC

Rucker Annita

Annita Rucker

Business Development DirectorRHS Group, 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


Brice Jack

Jack Brice

Principal ConsultantBCS Partners

Burd Jeff

Jeff Burd

President and OwnerTall Timber Group

Sanjay Chopra

Sanjay Chopra

Chief Executive OfficerCognistx

Fink Steve

Steve Fink

Marketing DirectorParagon Homes, Inc.

Generett William Jr

William Generett Jr.

Vice President for Community EngagementDuquesne University

Kopf Robert Y

Robert Y. Kopf

General Manager, Revenue ManagementUnited States Steel Corporation

Kronman Jeremy

Jeremy Kronman

Executive Vice PresidentCBRE, Inc.

Macklin Warner Iii Jd

Warner Macklin III, JD

Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Administrative OfficerFoxChase, LLC

Mccloskey Marianne

Marianne McCloskey

Business Partnerships and Talent AcquisitionAdvance Sourcing Concepts LLC

Rao Rama Subba

Rama Subba Rao

Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerAquatech 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

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive OfficerUnified Bank

Fillipovich Holly

Holly Fillipovich

Chief Financial OfficerZiegenfelder Company

Kalkreuth John L

John L. Kalkreuth

ChairmanKalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Storch Erikka

Erikka Storch

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.