President of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to Speak at Xavier

April 26, 2011

On May 11, from 1-2 pm, Sandra Pianalto, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and member of the Federal Reserve System’s Federal Open Market Committee, will speak about “Perspectives on the Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy” at Xavier University’s Kennedy Auditorium (Conaton Learning Commons at the corner of Dana and Ledgewood Avenues). A reception will follow from 2-3 pm. Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so reservations must be made to Laura Frazier at 513-745-4272. Parking information will be provided upon receipt of RSVP.

Sandra Pianalto took office on February 1, 2003, as the tenth chief executive of the Fourth District Federal Reserve Bank, at Cleveland. In 2011, she serves as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Born in Italy, she earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Akron and a master's degree in economics from The George Washington University. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the Research Department. She was appointed assistant vice president of public affairs in 1984, vice president and secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and first vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. She assumed her position as president in 2003. Before joining the Bank, Pianalto was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is immediate past chair and a life director of the board of United Way of Greater Cleveland and serves as vice chair of the board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. She also serves on the boards of a number of community organizations.

The event is sponsored by the FBRC, The CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber, the Harvard Business School Alumni Club, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and Xavier University’s Williams College of Business.