Emily Garr Pacetti is a vice president and community affairs officer in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She oversees the department, including research, policy analysis, and community outreach in the Cleveland Fed’s Fourth Federal Reserve District. Ms. Pacetti joined the Bank in July 2017.
Prior to her current position, Garr Pacetti was associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation, for which she developed and managed initiatives designed to support more equitable, long-term economic and regional development in the United States. Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, she was director of research and evaluation at the Cleveland–based Fund for Our Economic Future, a philanthropic collaborative dedicated to making Northeast Ohio economically competitive and inclusive. She has also worked for the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Economic Policy Institute, both in Washington DC, and was a former Fulbright Fellow in Mexico City (2005–2007).
Garr Pacetti holds a BA in political communications from Emerson College, an MS in urban studies from el Colegio de México, and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Equal Measure, a national nonprofit devoted to helping clients shift systems, policies, and practices to make communities stronger, healthier, more equitable, and inclusive.