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Press Release

Edward S. Knotek II Named Vice President of Economic Forecasting for Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank

Edward S. Knotek II was named vice president of economic forecasting in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, effective December 16, 2012. In this role, he leads the development and support of the Bank's forecasting models.

Knotek joined the Bank from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he held the position of vice president and economist. He began his career as an economist at the Kansas City Reserve Bank in 2005.

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Knotek also holds master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.

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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