Speaker to Reflect on Career with Federal Reserve in Cleveland
Sandra Pianalto to speak at James R. Wilson Lecture on Feb. 26 at The College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio — Sandra Pianalto, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will present "My Life at the Federal Reserve" on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The College of Wooster. Her talk, which is part of the James R. Wilson lecture series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Governance Room in the lower level of the Scot Center (1267 Beall Ave.). Admission is free and open to the public. The event will also be streamed live on the web.
As president and CEO with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pianalto participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, and oversees 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions, and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.
Pianalto 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 took over as president in 2003. Before joining the Bank, she was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
A graduate of The University of Akron, Pianalto earned a master's degree in economics from The George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and holds honorary degrees from eight institutions of higher education in Ohio.
The James R. Wilson Lecture Series in Business Economics brings business and financial leaders to Wooster's campus to share their insights with students, faculty, and the broader community. The series is supported by the James R. Wilson Fund for Business Economics, which was established in 2001 through a gift from James R. and Linda R. Wilson. Previous speakers in the Wilson Lecture Series include Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment; Donald Kohn, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve; Katharine Lee Reid, former director of The Cleveland Museum of Art; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel.
Additional information about Pianalto's lecture is available by phone (330-263-2145) or e-mail.