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Last Updated: 09/06/12

News Release

University Foundation to Honor Chicago Fed Executive Valerie Van Meter

CHICAGO - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Chief Financial Officer Valerie Van Meter will be honored September 20 by the Chicago State University (CSU) Foundation.


Van Meter will be recognized as the corporate honoree at a CSU event saluting women in the fields of business and community involvement. Van Meter is a senior vice president at the bank and director of the Office of Minority & Women Inclusion. Also to be honored is recently retired Chicago Sun-Times columnist Stella Foster.


Van Meter is being recognized for her stellar business career and her “passion for education and ensuring the growth of minority professionals in the field of banking,” according to a foundation news release.   


She said she is honored and added that Chicago State University is committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for under-represented youth.


“The work of the CSU Foundation is critical in supporting such students through its financial and programming support,” she explained.


Added CSU President Wayne Watson, “It is indeed an honor to recognize and celebrate these outstanding women.”


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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation’s central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.                

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