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Press Release

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Names New Vice President of Public Affairs

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announced the appointment of Marilyn Wimp as vice president of public affairs in the Corporate Communications and Engagement Department, effective March 7, 2016. Wimp will oversee the Bank's external communications, including publications, web content, digital and social media, media relations, and government relations. She will also serve as the Bank’s public information officer.

Since 2010, Wimp has served as manager of media relations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, she was also the primary spokesperson for the Bank. Wimp started at the Philadelphia Fed in 1998 as a media consultant. Prior to working at the Fed, she was a reporter/copy editor for the Philadelphia Business Journal. Wimp began her career in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was an account manager for KCPT-TV and KMBC-TV and then a reporter, freelance writer, and photographer for several magazines and newspapers.

Wimp has a bachelor of arts degree in television/radio/journalism from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America.

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