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.
Anne Alonzo President and Chief Executive Officer American Egg Board Chicago, IL
Elba Aranda-Suh Executive Director National Latino Education Institute Chicago, IL
Kurt Bauer President and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Madison, WI
Michelle Behrenwald Vice Chair and Co-Owner AIS Construction Equipment Corp. Grand Rapids, MI
Moira Carlstedt President and Chief Executive Officer Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® Indianapolis, IN
Victor Dickson President and Chief Executive Officer Safer Foundation Chicago, IL
Michael Farrell Vice President Victory Personnel Services, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
Les Garner President Grater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Cedar Rapids, IA
David Hardin Owner Hardin Farms Danville, IN
Mary Anne Jones Senior Vice President, Finance and Enterprise Operations, Priority Advantage Priority Health Grand Rapids, MI
Sarah Lloyd Special Projects Coordinator Wisconsin Farmers Union Madison, WI
Nancy Van Milligen President and Chief Executive Officer Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Dubuque, IA
Robert G. Reiter, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer Chicago Federation of Labor Chicago, IL
John Sampson President and Chief Executive Officer Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Fort Wayne, IN
Ned Staebler Vice President, Economic Development Wayne State University Detroit, MI
William Towns Chief Executive Officer Benefit Chicago Chicago, IL
Rob Whitney Executive Vice President MacLean-Fogg Company Mundelein, IL
Robert Wills President Cedar Grove Cheese and Clock Shadow Creamery Plain, WI