Steven W. Kuehl is the economic development and Wisconsin state director for the community development and policy studies division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He conducts seminars and workshops, and prepares articles and other written materials dealing with economic development, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and fair lending laws and banking regulations. Since joining the Bank in 1995, Kuehl has been a commissioned senior examiner on consumer compliance and CRA examinations, as well as manager for consumer complaints, HMDA processing and the advisory service program. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, he was an examiner for the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision.
Kuehl also served during Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a legal assistance staff officer in the 91st Legal Support Organization at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He earned the Army Achievement Medal and was honorably discharged in 2007. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Consumer Credit Practice Committee. He currently serves on the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Kuehl holds a B.S. in finance and economics from Carroll University and a juris doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law.