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Press Release

Cleveland Fed appoints Jacqueline Dalton as CFO

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announced that Jacqueline Dalton has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1, 2023.

Dalton is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of setting and executing strategy and implementing positive change across the Bank.

She joined the Cleveland Fed in 2012 as a bank examiner and has steadily progressed through roles of increasing responsibility and complexity. She has held manager and officer roles in the Bank’s Audit, Supervision and Regulation, and People and Culture divisions. Most recently she served as senior vice president and chief diversity officer.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed, Dalton spent 20 years with KeyBank in various leadership roles, including district retail leader and national program manager.

The CFO leads the development of the Bank’s accounting, budgeting and forecasting strategies, among other duties. The CFO also is a member of the Bank’s executive leadership team.

Cleveland Fed President and CEO Loretta J. Mester said that “Across all of her roles, Jackie has excelled in the work at hand and in supporting and building her teams to be very effective in executing on the Fed’s public service mission. I look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role as she joins the Bank’s executive leadership team.”

Dalton holds an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Case Western Reserve University and a BBA in finance from Cleveland State University. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), certified internal auditor (CIA), certified financial planner (CFP), certified regulatory compliance manager (CRCM), and certified diversity executive (CDE).

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

Chuck Soder,, 216.672.2798