Federal Reserve VP to speak


Reservation deadline April 22

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SIDNEY — Mutual Federal Savings Bank in partnership with the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA will present the 29th annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, May 3, at 11:30 a.m., at the YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St.

A complimentary lunch will be provided and reservations must be made by April 22 by calling 492-9134 or emailing rschmiesing@sidney-ymca.org.

This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Schweitzer, senior vice president of external outreach and regional analytics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Schweitzer is responsible for overseeing the bank’s public outreach activities and its analysis of regional economic conditions. He advises and informs the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s president and board of directors on regional economic developments and economic policy issues. Schweitzer’s own research has focused on the macroeconomic impact of labor market developments and the identification of factors contributing to regional economic growth.

He joined the bank in 1992 as an economist. From 2000 to 2002, he took leave to serve as a senior economist at the Bank of England. After returning to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, he was promoted to assistant vice president and director of the Regional Economic Issues Program in 2004. He left Cleveland in 2007 to serve as vice president and branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Denver branch. In 2008, he returned to the Cleveland Reserve Bank to serve as its research director. He assumed his current position in January 2015.

An economics graduate of the University of Chicago, Schweitzer holds both a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. A native of Seattle, Washington, He lives in Shaker Heights.

Reservation deadline April 22

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