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Press Release

Cleveland Fed ranks first among large companies to work for in Northeast Ohio in this year’s NorthCoast 99 awards

The Bank is celebrating 19 consecutive years of appearances on the list of best places to work

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for the 19th straight year and ranked first this year among large companies in ERC’s NorthCoast 99 awards.

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Applicants are evaluated based on policies and practices related to the attraction and retention of top performers, as well as data collected from employee surveys. The program is presented by ERC, which provides HR resources, training, and consulting services.

“I continue to be inspired by the work of our passionate employees in Northeast Ohio and across the Fourth District,” said Margie Wright-McGowan, senior vice president of Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. “The Cleveland Fed is committed to acquiring and retaining diverse talent and to providing our employees with great benefits, meaningful work, and opportunities for professional development.”

“We’re extremely honored to recognize the 2018 NorthCoast 99 winners. These organizations have earned the right to call themselves a great workplace by their dedication to attracting, supporting, retaining, and motivating their top performers. ERC developed the NorthCoast 99 program with the hopes of inspiring local leaders to promote the great workplace movement,” comments Kelly Keefe, president of ERC.

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,, 513.455.4479