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Stephan Whitaker

Stephan Whitaker

Research Economist

What is “economic migration,” and why is it important enough for economists to study? Find out.

August 6, 2019

Khaz Finley

Khaz Finley

Economic Education and Museum Outreach Coordinator

What is the Cleveland Fed doing to teach young people about careers and why? Find out.

June 25, 2019

Rob Rich

Rob Rich

Director, Center for Inflation Research

What are inflation expectations, and why do they matter? Find out.

May 28, 2019

Bonnie Blankenship

Bonnie Blankenship

Regional Outreach Manager, Community Development Department

Why does the Cleveland Fed host a Policy Summit? Find out.

April 16, 2019

Rick Kaglic

Rick Kaglic

Senior Official, Cincinnati Region

Do states have enough in their unemployment insurance trust funds to cover workers’ unemployment claims during the next recession? Find out.

March 26, 2019

Chad Siegrist

Chad Siegrist

Banking Supervisor, Cybersecurity Analytics Support Team

The Federal Reserve’s Cybersecurity Analytics Support Team is responsible for monitoring cybersecurity threats that could affect financial institutions. What happens when news of an attack breaks? Find out.

February 26, 2019

Mary Helen Petrus 2018

Mary Helen Petrus

Assistant Vice President, Community Development Department

Why did the Cleveland Fed form a Community Advisory Council, and how will we use the information its members provide? Find out.

November 27, 2018

Karen Bellitto

Karen Bellitto

Senior Training and Development Analyst, Cash Operations

How does the Cleveland Fed’s Cash Department handle counterfeit notes? Find out.

October 23, 2018

Drew Pack

Drew Pack

Community Outreach Manager, Community Development Department

Why is it a challenge for workforce development strategies to prepare workers for future jobs, and how can they contribute to local economic growth? Find out.

October 2, 2018

Diana Starks

Diana Starks

Vice President, Human Resources

What does inclusion look and feel like at the Cleveland Fed? Find out.

August 28, 2018

Mekael Teshome

Mekael Teshome

Vice President and Senior Regional Officer, Pittsburgh Branch

From our regular surveying of contacts across the region, we know labor conditions are a concern shared by many. Is the problem not enough jobs, not enough workers, workers who don’t have the right training or skills, some combination of these, or something else altogether? Find out.

July 17, 2018

John Shackelford

John Shackelford

Principal Bank Examiner

How has the increased interest and activity in shale oil and gas drilling changed the financial dynamics of the energy industry, and why does the Fed care? Find out.

June 26, 2018

Emily Garr Pacetti

Emily Garr Pacetti

Vice President and Community Affairs Officer

What are some of the similarities and differences between metro, urban, and rural economies? Why does it matter for the community development issues you work on? Find out.

April 17, 2018

Jennifer Ransom

Jennifer Ransom

Manager, Education and Museum Outreach

April is Financial Literacy Month. How does one begin to introduce financial literacy concepts to kids? Find out.

March 27, 2018

Mark E. Schweitzer

Mark E. Schweitzer

Senior Vice President, Research Department

Why is the Cleveland Fed invested in studying manufacturing trends and impacts? Find out.

February 27, 2018

Jenni Frazer

Jenni Frazer

Group Vice President, Large Bank Supervision

We are all aware that the Great Recession had a negative impact on the economy. What do you feel are the most positive regulatory changes to come from the crisis?​ Find out.

January 16, 2018

Toby Trocchio

Toby Trocchio

Assistant Vice President and Corporate Secretary

In what ways do the Cleveland Fed directors inform the Cleveland Reserve Bank and the Federal Reserve System?​ Find out.

November 28, 2017

Gary A. Wagner

Gary A. Wagner

Vice President and Senior Regional Officer

What are the potential upsides and downsides to a metro area’s investing in a light rail system?​ Find out.

October 17, 2017

Alfie Chatman-Walter

Alfie Chatman-Walter

Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

How do sectors that arguably lack diversity (such as finance) effectively create sea change that sticks? And why do they want to?​ Find out.

September 26, 2017

Azizun Nahar

Azizun Nahar

System Security Analyst, eGov

Revenue collection for the federal government sounds like a big job. What lessons have we learned in growing these capabilities that others involved in financial services can also apply?​ Find out.

August 29, 2017

Peter Hinrichs

Peter Hinrichs

Senior Research Economist

You’ve studied bans on the use of affirmative action in admissions to public universities. What have you found? ​ Find out.

August 1, 2017

Dan Littman

Dan Littman

Policy Advisor

What is the single most important evolution in payments today, and why? Find out.

June 27, 2017

Mary Helen Petrus

Mary Helen Petrus

Community Development Officer

The 2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality—the 13th one—is June 22 and 23. Why organize the Policy Summit? Find out.

May 30, 2017

Jason Tarnowski

Jason Tarnowski

Vice President, Risk Supervision, Surveillance, and Analytics Function

For many companies, the focus on cybersecurity is external hackers and external breaches. How important is it for banks to monitor internal risks, too, and what are some ways you’ve heard of their doing so? Find out.

April 18, 2017

Kelly Banks

Kelly Banks

Lead, Learning Center and Money Museum

April is Financial Literacy Month. What’s a financial lesson you or someone you know learned firsthand? Find out.

March 28, 2017


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