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05.09.22

Cleveland Fed Announces Officer Appointments

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Paula Calmer has been promoted to senior vice president, People and Culture. She will maintain responsibilities for the talent acquisition, talent management, and talent business partners teams. Her responsibilities will be expanded to include engagement and total rewards.

Jessica Chilton has been promoted to vice president of Statistics and Analysis and the Shared Services Group in Supervision, Credit Risk, and Statistics. In this role, Chilton will provide oversight of the Statistics and Analysis and Shared Services Group functions and will serve as the department’s ethics officer.

Jennifer Donaldson has been promoted to vice president of Statistics and Analysis in Supervision, Credit Risk, and Statistics. She will manage the teams that support Statistics and Analysis and will lead operations in accordance with the Federal Reserve System Statistics business line’s elements of performance.

George Sample has been promoted to vice president, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity and will continue as deputy Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) director. In this role, he will lead the Bank’s internal diversity, equity, inclusion, and opportunity initiatives and drive an inclusive workplace culture.

Scott Best has been appointed assistant vice president of product, Treasury Services. In this role, he will provide product leadership for the Collections Information Repository, the Treasury Cash Management System/Direct Voucher System, and the product project management team.

Alfie Chatman-Walter has been appointed assistant vice president of culture, Treasury Services. In this role, she will be responsible for leading strategies that fosters a culture of high performance, employee engagement and inclusion.

Ben Davis has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Law Enforcement Unit. In this role, he will continue to build a diverse and inclusive culture while further developing the unit’s capabilities to achieve its mission of providing a safe and secure working environment for employees.

Elbert Hardeman has been appointed assistant vice president of information security and resiliency within the Transforming Tax Collections engineering group of Treasury Services. In this role, Hardeman will be responsible for all aspects of the information security roadmap and will oversee security and cyber defense.

Cyndi King has been promoted to assistant vice president, Cash Services. In this role, she will lead the paying and receiving, coin, and settlement business line and co-lead efforts to strengthen operational resiliency through proactive risk identification.

Sheila Liszka has been promoted to assistant vice president of business services in Financial Support Services. In this role, she will provide strategic leadership for the Payments Services and Procurement Services departments, including leading team development and succession, coordination of operational efficiencies, and continued strengthening of stakeholder relationships.

Tracey Mason has been appointed assistant vice president and director of outreach and operations, Community Development. In this role, Mason will provide operational oversight for the department and ensure effective coordination of research, outreach, public programs, and communications. She will also oversee the Bank's Community Advisory Council.

Joan Phelan has been promoted to assistant vice president of talent management and engagement, People and Culture. In this role, she will lead a team that ignites programs and initiatives to support all colleagues in their professional development journey and enhance the employee experience.

Ryan Uehlein has been appointed assistant vice president of product, Treasury Services. In this role, Uehlein will provide product leadership for the Pay.gov, Debit Gateway, and Mobile business applications.

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. For more information, go to www.clevelandfed.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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