Mekael Teshome is vice president and senior regional officer of the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this role, he is responsible for briefing the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s president on the region’s economic environment, managing the branch, engaging in external outreach, and managing the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s relationships with stakeholders in the Pittsburgh region.
Before joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank, Mr. Teshome was an economist at the PNC Financial Services Group, where he contributed industry-focused, regional, national, and international economic analyses and forecasts. Prior to working for PNC, he served as an economist at Moody’s Analytics.
He is chair of the Regional Growth and Competitiveness Committee of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, a member of the board of fellows of the Institute of Politics at the University of Pittsburgh, and a board member of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. He is also a founding board member of the Bethel Agricultural Association, Inc.
Mr. Teshome holds a BA in political science and international studies from Taylor University and an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.