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Press Release

Cleveland Fed elevates leaders to Information Technology and Business Services roles

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announced the following appointments, effective August 16, 2018.

Brian Williams was promoted to vice president of Information Technology Services. He will be responsible for overseeing the department’s administration and technology services.

Williams joined the Bank in 2006 as a resource analyst in the Supervision, Credit Risk, and Statistics (SCS) Department. Since then, he’s held positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of information management in the SCS Department. He most recently served as an assistant vice president, responsible for overseeing the department’s Shared Services Group.

He holds a BA in finance from Ohio University, an MBA from Cleveland State University, and a project management professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Williams is a graduate of the Cleveland Bridge Builders and the Stokes Civic Leadership programs.

Jennifer Donaldson was promoted to assistant vice president, Business Services. She will provide strategic leadership of the Bank’s procurement and payment services functions.

Donaldson joined the Bank in 2013 and most recently served as a risk management manager. Prior to her time with the Cleveland Fed, she was a senior product analyst and a risk analyst at Progressive Insurance and a program manager at Hylant Group.

She holds a BA in business administration, with an emphasis in finance, from the University of Mount Union and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

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,, 513.218.1892