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Press Release

Cleveland Fed Announces Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council

The advisory council is comprised of diversity and inclusion leaders from the region the Cleveland Fed serves.

Building on our commitment to support racial equity and economic inclusion in the communities we serve and within our own organization, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is pleased to announce the creation of the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council. The inaugural members are:

  • Joe Faulhaber
  • Sean Grant
  • Abdul Muhammad
  • Francisca García-Cobián Richter
  • Sergio Robles
  • Daniel Taylor
  • Jack Thomas
  • Jeffrey Weaver

“I am excited to announce the members of our newly formed Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council,” said Loretta J. Mester, Cleveland Fed president and CEO. “The council will help the Cleveland Fed engage with others in the community to collectively foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive economy, one that offers economic opportunity to all and that lives up to its full potential by allowing all Americans to participate.”

The council will work collaboratively with Bank leadership and provide advice, strategic counsel, and feedback regarding actions, initiatives, and strategies the Bank can pursue to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity. The council’s contributions will seek to benefit both the Bank’s employees and the communities it serves in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Members will play an active role in helping the Cleveland Fed to promote racial equity and economic inclusion both inside and outside of the Bank’s walls, including in support of the recently launched Program on Economic Inclusion.

Read more about the council and its anticipated work.

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