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Structure, Composition, and Leadership of Boards of Directors

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland was established under the Federal Reserve Act in 1914 and is subject to the general oversight and supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC. The Cleveland Fed is governed by a nine‐member board of directors, which consists of three classes of directors. This three-class structure is designed to ensure that directors bring diverse perspectives to board discussions.

The Cleveland Fed is the main office for the Fourth Federal Reserve District. The District also has branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, and each branch has its own board of seven directors, three appointed by the Board of Governors and four appointed by the main office’s board of directors. Collectively, the three boards comprise representatives from a variety of Fourth District industries, sectors, and communities. Please visit the Board of Governors website for detailed information about the demographic characteristics of Reserve Bank main office and branch directors.

Board of Directors Leadership

Each year, one Class C director is designated by the Board of Governors as chair of the main office board of directors and another Class C director is designated deputy chair. Additionally, each year, one of the directors appointed by the Board of Governors at each branch is designated chair by the main office board.

Tenure and Rotation of Reserve Bank Directors

Main office and branch directors are elected or appointed for staggered three‐year terms for up to two terms. When a director does not serve a full term, the successor director serves the unexpired portion of that term.

Director Diversity Disclosures

Information on diversity, demographics, and sector representation of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland boards of directors is available to the public.

Class A

Class A directors represent the member commercial banks in the Fourth District. They are elected by voting representatives of District member banks.

Class B

Class B directors are selected to represent the public and its varied interests in agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor, and consumer sectors. They, too, are elected by voting representatives of member banks within the District.

Class C

Class C directors are selected to represent the public and its varied interests in agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor, and consumer sectors, just as are Class B directors. Unlike Class A and Class B directors, however, Class C directors are appointed by the Board of Governors in Washington DC.

Cleveland

Dwight E. Smith

Dwight E. Smith

Chair

President and Chief Executive OfficerSophisticated Systems, Inc.

Doris Carson Williams

Doris Carson Williams

Deputy Chair

President and Chief Executive OfficerAfrican American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania

Amy Brady

Amy Brady

Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice PresidentKeyCorp

Jacqueline Gamblin

Chief Executive OfficerJYG Innovations

Heidi L. Gartland

Heidi L. Gartland

Chief Government and Community Relations OfficerUniversity Hospitals

David Megenhardt

David Megenhardt

Executive DirectorUnited Labor Agency

Dean J. Miller

Dean J. Miller

President and Chief Executive OfficerFirst National Bank

Ana Rodriguez

Executive Vice President and Chief People OfficerMonogram Foods

Eddie Steiner

Eddie L. Steiner

President and Chief Executive OfficerCSB Bancorp, Inc.

Cincinnati Branch

Rachid Abdallah

Rachid Abdallah

Chair

Chair and Chief Executive OfficerJedson Engineering

Archie Brown

Archie Brown

President and Chief Executive OfficerFirst Financial Bancorp

Alfonso Cornejo

Alfonso Cornejo

PresidentHispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA

David C. Evans

David C. Evans

President and Chief Executive OfficerTESSEC LLC

Darin C. Hall

Darin C. Hall

President and Chief Executive OfficerCivitas Development Group

Ashish K Vaidya

Ashish K. Vaidya

PresidentNorthern Kentucky University

Holly B. Wiedemann

Holly B. Wiedemann

Founder and PresidentAU Associates, Inc.

Pittsburgh Branch

Vera Krekanova

Vera Krekanova

Chair

Chief Strategy and Research OfficerAllegheny Conference on Community Development

Earl Buford

Earl Buford

PresidentCAEL

Christina A. Cassotis

Christina A. Cassotis

Chief Executive OfficerAllegheny County Airport Authority

Sanjay Chopra

Sanjay Chopra

Chief Executive OfficerCognistx

Kathy Wilson Humphrey

Kathy Wilson Humphrey

PresidentCarlow University

Kathryn Klaber

Kathryn Klaber

Managing PartnerThe Klaber Group

Nishan J Vartanian

Nishan J Vartanian

Chair, President, and Chief Executive OfficerMSA Safety Incorporated