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Russell Mills

Russell Mills

Senior Regional Officer
Areas of Expertise labor markets and regional demographic and economic indicators
Department Regional Analysis
  • BA,
  • Political Science,
  • Westminster College,
  • 2005
  • MPA,
  • Public Administration and Policy,
  • University of Vermont,
  • 2007
  • PhD,
  • Political Science,
  • Kent State University,
  • 2011

Russell Mills is the senior regional officer of the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is responsible for managing relationships with regional stakeholders, monitoring the region’s economic environment and contributing to the Bank’s monetary policy mission. He also manages the Bank’s relationships with the Pittsburgh Branch’s board of directors and business advisory councils in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, and in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2023, Dr. Mills oversaw the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, leading a team in economic, community, and workforce development projects across 31 counties in northwestern Ohio. Prior to his time at the center, Dr. Mills was an associate professor of political science at BGSU and an analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration.