Rick Mattoon is vice president and regional executive, Detroit branch, in the regional analysis and engagement division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mattoon's primary research focuses on issues that face the Midwest regional economy. Mattoon began his career at the Chicago Fed in 1990. In 1997, he left the bank to serve as a policy advisor for economic development, energy, and telecommunications to the Governor of Washington. He later served as director of policy and legislation for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He returned to the bank in 2001.
Mattoon's work has appeared in the National Tax Journal, State Tax Notes, Public Choice, and Society. He is the co-author of a chapter on state and local governments and the national economy in the Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance.
Mattoon has served on the Board of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, the Advisory Committee to the Chicago Workforce Investment Council, the pension committee of the Civic Federation. He currently is a member of the board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan, the Advisory Council of the Civic Federation, and the board of the Government Finance Research Center. Mattoon was a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for 15 years.
Mattoon received a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.