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Press Release

Cleveland Fed Announces Officer Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announces the following officer appointments:

Bryan Huddleston has been promoted to vice president in the Supervision and Regulation Department. In this role, his responsibilities now include oversight of compliance supervision in addition to regional and community banking organization supervision and the processing of expansion and other applications filed with the Federal Reserve by banking organizations in the Fourth District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Huddleston joined the Cleveland Fed in 1983 as an assistant examiner and was promoted to examiner, senior examiner, and supervisory examiner. Most recently, he was an assistant vice president responsible for the supervision of all community banks, bank holding companies, and thrift holding companies in the Fourth District and for general oversight of banking supervisors and examiners at the Bank’s Cincinnati Branch.

He holds a BS in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Nickerson joins the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as an assistant vice president and assistant general auditor. In this role, she helps direct all internal audit activities, oversees audit coverage, and provides administrative oversight for the Audit Department.

Nickerson began her Federal Reserve career at the Richmond Reserve Bank in 2016 as a senior information technology (IT) auditor and then as lead IT auditor. In 2019, she transferred to the Atlanta Reserve Bank to take on the role of IT audit manager and, in 2020, the role of director of IT audit, data analytics, and process improvement within Internal Audit.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Nickerson held positions in audit, finance, and systems support at private-sector companies including Verizon, Home Depot, and US Airways/American Airlines.

She holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, an MS in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MBA from Missouri State 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,, 513.455.4479