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Cleveland Fed announces officer appointments

Jacqueline Dalton has been promoted to senior vice president and chief diversity officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this role, Dalton will have responsibility for the diversity-equity-inclusion-opportunity function, including setting strategy and overseeing the execution of initiatives in support of workforce diversity, supplier diversity, and financial literacy.

Dalton joined the Cleveland Fed in 2012 and has made significant leadership contributions in several departments including Supervision and Regulation, Audit, Communications and Engagement, and, most recently, Strategy and Bank Performance, where she led the development of the Bank’s strategic plan.

Before joining the Cleveland Fed, Dalton spent the bulk of her career at KeyBank. She holds a BBA in finance from Cleveland State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a certified financial planner, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified regulatory compliance manager, and certified diversity executive.

Dalton’s community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, Centers for Dialysis Care, and Cleveland MOTTEP.

Amy Berardinelli has been promoted to vice president of risk supervision and quality. In this role, Berardinelli will guide supervisory decisions, messages to firms, program elements, and processes for 36 large financial institutions across the country.

Berardinelli began her career at the Cleveland Fed as an assistant examiner in 1996 and has since moved into various roles of increasing responsibility. She holds a BSBA in finance from Duquesne University and is a commissioned bank examiner.

James Mitchell has been promoted to vice president with responsibility for the Cleveland Fed’s macroeconomic forecasting team, overseeing the work of the Research Department group responsible for developing models for economic forecasting and policy analysis.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2021 as an economic and policy advisor, Mitchell was a professor of economic modeling and forecasting at the University of Warwick. He is currently an associate editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Econometrics and the International Journal of Forecasting.

Mitchell holds a BA in economics from the University of Durham, an MSc in economics from the University of Bristol, and a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge.

Willem Van Zandweghe has been promoted to assistant vice president with responsibility for leading the team of research analysts supporting the work of the Cleveland Fed’s Research Department and the Program on Economic Inclusion. Prior to joining the Bank as a senior research economist in 2019, Van Zandweghe was an assistant vice president and economist at the Kansas City Reserve Bank. He holds an undergraduate degree from KU Leuven in Belgium and a PhD in economics from Carnegie Mellon 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