Skip to main content

Meet Our President and First Vice President

Loretta J. Mester and Gregory L. Stefani
Loretta J. Mester, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Gregory L. Stefani, First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Loretta J. Mester

As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Loretta J. Mester participates in the formulation of US monetary policy and oversees approximately 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise banking institutions, and provide payment services to depository institutions. She assumed her role as president and chief executive officer in June 2014. For more information, including a full CV, consult Dr. Mester’s bio here.

Gregory L. Stefani

Gregory L. Stefani is first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He chairs the Bank’s Executive Leadership Team and oversees all operating and support activities in the Cleveland Bank headquarters and in the Bank’s Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Branches. For more information, see Mr. Stefani’s bio here.

Meet Additional Members of Our Executive Leadership Team

The purpose of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is to provide broad organizational leadership, oversight, and direction; to ensure the Bank’s strategy, structure, and culture are aligned; and to serve as an advisory body to the president. Learn more about our other ELT members below.

Mouneer I. Ahmad
Mouneer I. Ahmad
Senior Vice President, Operations
William D. Fosnight
William D. Fosnight
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Stephen H. Jenkins
Stephen H. Jenkins
Senior Vice President, Supervision and Regulation
Susan M. Kenney
Susan M. Kenney
Senior Vice President, eGovernment
Mark S. Meder
Mark S. Meder
Senior Vice President and General Auditor
Susan M. Steinbrick
Susan M. Steinbrick
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Information Officer
Ellis Tallman
Ellis Tallman
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Peggy Velimesis
Peggy Velimesis
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Lisa M. Vidacs
Lisa M. Vidacs
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Engagement
Margie Wright-McGowan
Margie Wright-McGowan
Senior Vice President, Human Resources