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Speakers Bureau

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Speakers Bureau offers you access to experts who can provide insight on a broad range of topics. Fed speakers can give presentations, address workshops, or serve as panel members, providing an exchange of ideas that fosters discussion and encourages audience involvement.

Check out our speech topics listed below. Don’t see the topic you’re looking for? Give us a call. We work with professional, business, and civic groups. This free service is available to groups of 25 or more.

Contact the Speakers Bureau

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Requesting a speaker is easy: Just complete our Speaker Request Form. Please allow a minimum of three months before your program to make arrangements for a speaker.

If you have any questions, contact Ericka Thoms, Corporate Communications & Engagement, or phone 216.579.2891.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Office

The Tour Program and Speakers Bureau at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Cincinnati branch office provides community and business groups a 90-minute look at the Fed.

The program can include a tour of the building and a speech on the purposes and functions of the Federal Reserve. This free service also makes available Bank speakers at off-site locations.

The on-site Tour Program and Speakers Bureau is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (closed bank holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ohio and Kentucky middle and high school students in economics, finance, or social studies classes are offered learning activities based on state curriculum standards.

To request a speaker, call the Tour, Speeches, and Outreach line, phone 513.455.4340.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Office

To request a speaker, contact Kathy Ranalli or phone 412.261.7870.

Speech Topics

If you don’t find the topic you are looking for below, contact Ericka Thoms, Corporate Communications & Engagement, or phone 216.579.2891.

  • Making Sense of Money, the Federal Reserve, and Monetary Policy
    Most people have heard of the Federal Reserve but often don’t know exactly what the Fed does and why. This speech provides an overview of the Federal Reserve and a closer look at one of its most important responsibilities — formulating the nation's monetary policy.
  • Regional Economic Outlook
    Commentary on economic and financial issues of interest to residents and businesses in the Fourth District — Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
  • National Economic Outlook
    Discussion of current national economic conditions.
  • Current Economic Policy Issues
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland economists discuss their research in areas such as labor markets, household finance, inflation measurement and forecasting, financial stability, and international markets.
  • Bank Regulatory Issues
    Examination of emerging issues affecting Fourth District financial institutions such as safety and soundness, banking conditions and trends, and laws protecting consumers’ rights.
  • Payments System
    Discussion of payments services the Federal Reserve provides to depository institutions and the federal government, such as electronic payments and cash operations.
  • Community Development
    Topics include community and economic development, land banking, access to credit and capital, and foreclosures.

Gifts and Honoraria

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Code of Conduct prohibits the Bank’s officers and employees from accepting gifts, honoraria, or compensation in connection with Bank speeches, panel discussions, publications, or other communications.

We are happy to have an opportunity to speak to your organization but ask that you not purchase or present any gift or memento, which our speakers would be required to decline or return.

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