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TMA Board Chairman named to Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Advisory Council

CHICAGO—The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago announced Thursday the newly appointed members of the Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.

Tom Hacker, 2020 TMA Board Chairman

One of the new members is the Technology & Manufacturing Association's 2020 Chairman of the Board, Tom Hacker, President of C & L Supreme.

CHICAGO—The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago announced Thursday the newly appointed members of the Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.

Tom Hacker, 2020 TMA Board Chairman

One of the new members is the Technology & Manufacturing Association's 2020 Chairman of the Board, Tom Hacker, President of C & L Supreme.

“I have participated in the Chicago Fed's Industrial Roundtable for many years and I am pleased to extend my participation on a regional level," Hacker told TMA News Friday. 

"It has been my experience that the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank is committed to considering the views and experiences of local industry when contributing to Federal policy. I will do my best to be a voice for small and midsize manufacturers on the Advisory Council," he said.

To that end, Hacker encouraged TMA members to reach out to him with their input to help him better represent to the Fed what is happening in their industry.

Council members serve a two-year term and meet twice a year to provide their views on current business conditions to Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and other senior officials. Input from the Council members on regional economic conditions contributes to the Federal Reserve System's formulation of national monetary policy.

Council members generally represent private companies, labor organizations, academia, and banks throughout the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa.

For more information about the Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor, visit the Advisory Council page.

The following is a list of the new Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor members:

Stephanie Bloomingdale
President
Wisconsin State AFLCIO
Milwaukee, WI

Amanda Cage
President and CEO
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Washington, DC

Eric Engelmann
Executive Director
NewBoCo
Cedar Rapids, IA

John R. Ezringa
Manager
Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc.
Middleton, MI

Thomas Hacker
President
C&L Supreme
Des Plaines, IL

Michael Huber
President and CEO
Indy Chamber
Indianapolis, IN

Erica L. King
President
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group
Chicago, IL

Bill Krugler
President
Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc./Milwaukee JobsWor
Milwaukee, WI

Rodrigo lafelice dos Santos
CEO
Solinftec
West LaFayette, IN

Edmond O'Neal
President
Northeast Indiana Works
Fort Wayne, IN

Johnny Park
CEO
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
West Lafayette, IN

Robert G. Reiter, Jr.
President
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chicago, IL

Portia Roberson
CEO
Focus: HOPE
Detroit, MI

Derric Scott
Chief Executive Officer
East Jefferson Development Corporation
Detroit, MI

John Thompson
Chairman and CEO
First Electrical Supply Company
Indianapolis, IN

Terry Tuttle
President
HellermannTyton
Milwaukee, WI

Megan Weiler Green
Counsel, Engineering Manager
Weiler, Inc.
Knoxville, IA

Bart Whitney
Owner
Whitney Farms
Magnolia, IL

About the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, make up the nation's central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.

 

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