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:
Wisconsin State AFLCIO
President and CEO
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Cedar Rapids, IA
John R. Ezringa
Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc.
Des Plaines, IL
President and CEO
Erica L. King
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group
Milwaukee Community Business Collaborative, Inc./Milwaukee JobsWor
Rodrigo lafelice dos Santos
West LaFayette, IN
Northeast Indiana Works
Fort Wayne, IN
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
West Lafayette, IN
Robert G. Reiter, Jr.
Chicago Federation of Labor
Chief Executive Officer
East Jefferson Development Corporation
Chairman and CEO
First Electrical Supply Company
Megan Weiler Green
Counsel, Engineering Manager
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.