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Press Release

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Announces Official Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has announced the following official appointments:

Jason Tarnowski has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Supervision and Regulation Department. He is responsible for overseeing and coordinating risk management teams in the areas of enterprise risk management, anti-money laundering, markets and liquidity, operations, corporate compliance and enforcement.

Tarnowski joined the Bank in 1992 as an assistant examiner, and most recently served as a banking supervisor. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Cleveland State University.

Carolyn Williams was named assistant vice president, Law Enforcement. She is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s law enforcement units at its main office in Cleveland and its branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

Williams joined the Bank with 21 years experience from the Department of Justice in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Most recently, she held the position of assistant special agent in charge of field operations for the Newark Field Division in New Jersey. She holds a master of public administration degree from American University in Washington, DC; a bachelor's degree in physical education from George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wisconsin; and an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Chicago Loop College.

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.

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Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892