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Press Release

April McClellan-Copeland Joins Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Community Relations Staff

April McClellan-Copeland joins the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Relations Department as communications coordinator, effective December 22, 2008. She will provide communications support to the department, which is the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s principal point of contact for its relationships with colleges, universities, school systems, and civic organizations. McClellan-Copeland will also work extensively with the Bank’s Learning Center and Money Museum, planning public education programs throughout the Bank’s service area.

For the past 14 years, McClellan-Copeland was a reporter and writer for The Plain Dealer. In that position, she wrote news and feature stories on philanthropic organizations and issues in Greater Cleveland and covered topics ranging from government and politics to business, education, social services, and the environment. Prior to that, she was on the staff of The Kansas City Star.

McClellan-Copeland graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in interpersonal and public communication.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479