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Press Release

John Lytell Joins Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank as Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

John Lytell has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as an assistant vice president in the Public Affairs Department, effective March 3, 2014. Lytell will have responsibility for leading the Bank’s internal communications, media relations, web services, social media and graphic design functions.

Lytell has 19 years of professional communications experience from positions of increasing responsibility with nonprofit organizations, small business, and Fortune 500 corporations. He comes to the Bank from Associated Estates Realty Corporation, where he was the director of corporate communications. Lytell has also held communications positions with KeyCorp, Progressive Insurance, and Huntington Bank.

Lytell holds a bachelor of arts degree in business and organizational communications from The University of Akron. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and serves on the board of the Thea Bowman Center.

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