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Andrew Bennett

Community Development Specialist

Andrew Bennett is a community development specialist in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this role, he provides decision support for the department’s management, ensures successful coordination and communication with internal stakeholders, and facilitates strategic planning, budgeting, and performance assessment to ensure alignment with Bank and Federal Reserve System goals.

Mr. Bennett joined the Bank in June 2021. Prior to taking on his current position, he was a business consultant, working with leadership teams on their strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, primary and secondary research, product innovation, and marketing efforts. Mr. Bennett’s previous roles include cofounder of KnowledgePost, an online marketplace for learning and development solutions; cofounder and interim executive director of Engage Cleveland, a community engagement and advocacy organization for young professionals and young professional organizations; and a marketing manager at Within3, a virtual communications platform for pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life sciences companies.

Mr. Bennett currently serves as a College Now mentor and is a member of the President’s Young Leaders Council at Elon University. Previously, he served as the finance and networking chair for the University School Alumni Board, a board member for Greater Cleveland Partnership, cochair of Engage! Cleveland, an executive board member of Global Cleveland, president of the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, and chair of programming for the Elon University Young Alumni Council.

He holds a BS in business marketing from Elon University and is a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach.