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Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor

The purpose of the Council is to promote communication between the Chicago Fed and representatives from agriculture, small business and labor sectors in the Seventh Federal Reserve District.



The 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 of the Bank. Input from Council members on regional economic conditions helps contribute to the Federal Reserve System's formulation of national monetary policy.


Advisory Council members are nominated by individuals and organizations representing a broad cross-section of the Midwest economy. The half-day Council meetings are moderated by President Evans and other Chicago Fed officials.

Council Members

Stephanie Bloomingdale
Wisconsin State AFLCIO
Milwaukee, WI

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

Eric Engelmann
Executive Director
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Thomas Hacker
C&L Supreme
Des Plaines, IL

Michael Huber
President and CEO
Indy Chamber
Indianapolis, IN

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

Bill Krugler
JobsWork MKE, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Rodrigo lafelice dos Santos
West LaFayette, IN

Edmond O’Neal
Northeast Indiana Works
Fort Wayne, IN

Johnny Park
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network
West Lafayette, IN

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

Portia Roberson
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
Milwaukee, WI

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

Bart Whitney
Whitney Farms
Magnolia, IL

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