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’s research, policy analysis, and community outreach and additional community development initiatives throughout the Cleveland Fed’s Fourth Federal Reserve District. Ms. Pacetti joined the Bank in July 2017.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Pacetti was associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation, for which she developed and managed initiatives designed to support more equitable long–term economic 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 the Northeast Ohio region economically competitive and inclusive. She has also worked for the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Economic Policy Institute, both in Washington DC.
Ms. Pacetti holds a bachelor’s degree in political communications from Emerson College, a master’s degree in urban studies from El Colegio de México, and a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has also held a Fulbright Fellowship.