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Press Release

Cleveland Fed Announces Appointments to Program on Economic Inclusion

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announces that Dionissi Aliprantis has been appointed assistant vice president and leader of the Bank’s Program on Economic Inclusion. He now reports directly to President and CEO Loretta J. Mester.

The Bank launched the Program on Economic Inclusion in November 2020 to advance its ongoing work on topics such as the racial wealth gap, jobs and workforce, housing and redlining, small businesses owned by people of color, and access to credit. In his new role, Aliprantis will set the strategy and lead the Bank’s analysis and outreach to better understand barriers to economic inclusion and racial equity and potential solutions to overcome those barriers, consistent with the Federal Reserve’s mission to foster a heathy economy.

Aliprantis joined the Cleveland Fed in 2010 as a research economist and was later promoted to senior research economist. During his tenure at the Bank, his work has focused on human capital formation, racial inequality, and neighborhood effects. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in economics and Spanish from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition, Treye Johnson will be joining the Program of Economic Inclusion as program manager, economic inclusion, effective July 1. Johnson joined the Cleveland Fed in 2018 as a regional outreach manager in the Community Development Department. In this role, his work has centered on current and emerging economic and community development issues. Johnson holds a BA in communications from John Carroll University and an MS in sports administration from the University of Louisville.

Learn more about the Program on Economic Inclusion.

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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