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Business Advisory Councils

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland currently has eight Business Advisory Councils (BACs) and the Appalachia Oil and Gas Roundtable that provide timely information on business conditions to help our researchers identify emerging trends and to inform policymakers about the impact of monetary policy on the regional economy.

The BACs represent the following regions that cover the Fourth Federal Reserve District: northeastern Ohio, northwestern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania, southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, central Ohio, the Dayton area, southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, and eastern Kentucky. Additionally, the Bank’s Appalachia Oil and Gas Roundtable, which meets twice yearly, comprises energy company executives whose businesses operate in southeastern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, northern West Virginia, and southwestern Pennsylvania. Councilmembers are recruited annually and represent a cross-section of regional businesses, labor organizations, and economic-development organizations to ensure that data collected on the regional economy reflect the views of an array of stakeholders.

Members are identified through Bank- and community-sponsored events, referrals from current councilmembers and directors, civically engaged Bank employees, and regional outreach. Councilmembers are selected to serve a three-year term and may serve up to two terms.

Download a complete PDF of the Business Advisory Councils
Download a complete PDF of the Appalachia Oil and Gas Roundtable

Responsibilities and Qualifications of Business Advisory Council Members

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Business Advisory Councils comprise thought leaders from diverse businesses, economic-development organizations, and labor groups throughout the Fourth Federal Reserve District. Members provide data on current economic conditions from the perspective of their organizations, industries, and regions. In most cases, councils meet quarterly with senior bank officials at locations in their respective regions. Councilmembers are also asked to participate in the Bank’s Beige Book survey. Information provided by councilmembers 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 System and its actions.

Each councilmember is a senior leader within their organization and conversant about their 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.

Appalachia Oil and Gas Roundtable

Curry James

James Curry

Managing ShareholderBabst Calland Attorneys at Law

Deluliis Nick

Nick Deluliis

President and Chief Executive OfficerCNX Resources

Denger Dennis

Dennis Denger

President and Chief Executive OfficerRange Resources Corporation

Dugan Tim

Tim Dugan

President and Chief Executive OfficerOlympus Energy, LLC

Floerke Greg

Greg Floerke

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerMPLX GP, LLC

Gray Brad

Brad Gray

President and Chief Financial OfficerDiversified Energy Company

Klaber Kathryn

Kathryn Klaber

Managing PartnerThe Klaber Group

Mork Kyle

Kyle Mork

President and Chief Executive OfficerGreylock Energy

Rice Toby

Toby Rice

President and Chief Executive OfficerEQT Corporation

Taylor Cory

Cory Taylor

Vice President Commercial DevelopmentWilliams

Walker Ray

Ray Walker

Chief Operating OfficerEncino Energy

Weber Richard D

Richard D. Weber

Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerPennEnergy Resources, LLC

Central OH

Auch Mary

Mary Auch

Regional President, Central OhioPNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Balzer Tom

Tom Balzer

President and Chief Executive OfficerOhio Trucking Association

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

Glaser Scott

Scott Glaser


Hayek Joe

Joe Hayek

Chief Financial and Operations OfficerWorthington Enterprises, Inc.

Hill Gale

Gale Hill

Franchise OwnerMcDonalds

Iannarino Anthony

Anthony Iannarino

President and Chief Sales OfficerSolutions Staffing

Kirkendall Mark

Mark Kirkendall

Vice PresidentM/I Homes, Inc.

Mcdonald Kenny

Kenny McDonald

President and Chief Executive OfficerColumbus Partnership

McWhorter John

John McWhorter

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating OfficerOhio Health

Meeting Andy

Andy Meeting

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting OfficerBath and Body Works

Satyapriya C K

C. K. Satyapriya

President and Chief Executive OfficerCTL Engineering, Inc.

Vickers Billy

Billy Vickers

President and Chief Executive OfficerModular Assembly Innovations

Dayton Area

Barry Doug

Doug Barry

PresidentBarry Staff

Compton Doug

Doug Compton

Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial BankerWesbanco

Cronin Tom

Tom Cronin

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

Dimbath Kent

Kent Dimbath

Chief Financial OfficerDorothy Lane Market

Goodstein Benjamin

Benjamin Goodstein

Vice President and Chief Ambulatory OfficerDayton Children's Hospital

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.

Stout Greg

Greg Stout

Chief Executive and Chief Financial OfficerVoss Auto Network

Volker Jason

Jason Volker

Vice President of FinanceHeidelberg Distributing Company

Ward Katie

Katie Ward

Chief Executive Officer and OwnerP&R Communications

Wofford Al

Al Wofford

PresidentCDO Technologies

Eastern KY

Edwards Robert

Robert Edwards

Chief of External Affairs and Assistant Vice PresidentUK Healthcare/University of Kentucky

Frankl Eric

Eric Frankl

Executive DirectorBlue Grass Airport

Johnson Todd

Todd Johnson

Executive Vice PresidentBuilding Industry Association of Central Kentucky

Mahan John

John Mahan


Michel Ouita

Ouita Michel

OwnerHolly Hill Restaurant Group

Morris Chauncey

Chauncey Morris

Executive DirectorKentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.

Quick Robert L

Robert Quick

President and Chief Executive OfficerCommerce Lexington, Inc.

Ramer Mary Quinn

Mary Quinn Ramer


Rucker Annita

Annita Rucker

Business Development DirectorQvell

Russell Tate

Tate Russell

PresidentKentucky Eagle, Inc.

Stacy Greg

Greg Stacy

Executive Vice PresidentCentral Bank

Vincent Richard

Richard Vincent

Executive Vice PresidentAssociated General Contractors of Kentucky

Waugerman Allen

Allen Waugerman

President and Chief Executive OfficerLexmark

Weldon Mary-Alicha

Mary-Alicha Weldon

City President and Commercial Banking Sales ManagerFifth Third

Northeast OH

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 310Cleveland Building Construction Trades Council

Keresman Michael A

Michael Keresman III

Founder, Chair, 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 OfficerProperty & Casualty Hylant

Weiner Beth

Beth Weiner

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

Northwest OH

Benington Eric

Eric Benington

Chief Financial OfficerRudolph Libbe Group

Favorite Paul

Paul Favorite

Chief Operating OfficerShumaker

Gramza Wendy

Wendy Gramza

President and Chief Executive OfficerToledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Harmon Jimmy

Jimmy Harmon

Chief Executive OfficerBennett Management Corp.

Hoelter Michael

Michael Hoelter

Vice President, Corporate Controller and Investor RelationsThe Andersons

Koralewski Michael

Michael Koralewski

Chief Supply Chain OfficerFirst Solar

Stocking Andy

Andy Stocking

President and Chief Executive OfficerPrinciple Business Enterprises

Weinhardt Dawn

Dawn Weinhardt

Vice President of OperationsShores & Islands Ohio

Winston Thomas

Thomas Winston

President and Chief Executive OfficerToledo Lucas County Port Authority

Yark John

John Yark

PresidentYark Automotive

Northwest PA

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.

DeArment Jon

Jon DeArment

President and Chief Operations OfficerChannellock, Inc.

Dill John

John Dill

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive OfficerMarquette Savings Bank

Grunke James

James Grunke

President and Chief Executive OfficerErie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

Horne Margaret U

Margaret (Maggie) Horne

Director, Small Business Development CenterGannon University

Kern Bruce II

Bruce Kern II

PresidentCurtze Food Service

Mcdonald Desmond

Desmond McDonald

President and Chief Executive OfficerSolenoid Solutions, Inc.

Pelkowski Julie

Julie Pelkowski

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial OfficerErie Insurance

Scott Chris N

Chris N. Scott

Vice PresidentScott Enterprises

Tupitza Tom

Tom Tupitza

PresidentKnox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Southwest OH and Northern KY

Billings Michelle

Michelle Billings

Realtor and President of Cincinnati Areas Board of RealtorsColdwell Banker Realty

Buechner Robert W

Robert W. Buechner

Chairman EmeritusBuechner, Haffer, Meyers & Koenig Company, LPA

Cull Brendon

Brendon Cull

President and Chief Executive OfficerCincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Fischer Greg

Greg Fischer

ChairFischer Homes

Flerlage Kelly

Kelly Flerlage

Chief Executive OfficerTDG Facilities LLC

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

Lauterbach Kimm

Kimm Lauterbach

President and Chief Executive OfficerREDI Cincinnati

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

Southwest PA and Northern WV

Broadhurst Jeff

Jeff Broadhurst

President and CEOEat'n Park Hospitality Group

Burd Jeff

Jeff Burd

President and OwnerTall Timber Group

Cochran Rob

Rob Cochran

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer#1 Cochran

Everson Scott

Scott Everson

Chairman, President, and CEOUnified Bank

President and CEOUnited Bancorp, Inc

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

Kiger Jennifer

Jennifer Kiger

Co-PresidentRiesbeck Food Markets, Inc.

Kopf Robert Y

Robert Y. Kopf

Vice President – Sales and MarketingUnited States Steel Corporation

Kronman Jeremy

Jeremy Kronman

Vice ChairCBRE Pittsburgh

Macklin Warner Iii Jd

Warner Macklin III, J.D.

Chair and Managing DirectorFoxChase Advisors, LLC

Rao Rama Subba

Rama Subba Rao Mithipati

Executive Vice PresidentAquatech International

Sheetz Joe

Joe Sheetz

Chairman of the BoardSheetz, Inc.

Yoffee Michael

Michael Yoffee

Assistant to the International PresidentUnited Steelworkers Union

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.