Chicago Fed Announces New Members of Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor
CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago today announced 15 new members and five returning members of its Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.
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 Bank senior officials. Input from the Council members on regional economic conditions contributes to the Federal Reserve System’s formulation of national monetary policy. The first meeting of 2013 is April 19.
Council members generally represent private companies, labor organizations, academia, and banks throughout the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which consist of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
For more information about the Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business, and Labor, visit: www.chicagofed.org/webpages/people/advisory_council.cfm.
The following is a list of the 2013-2014 Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business, and Labor members:
Venture Investors, LLC
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Big Step
Senior Director, Strategy
Downers Grove, IL
Harold F. Force (Returning member)
Force Construction Company, Inc.
Special Assistant to the General President/Vice President
Laborers’ International Union of North America
Executive Vice President
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
East Lansing, MI
Birgit Klohs (Returning member)
President and CEO
The Right Place, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
Chief Financial Officer
G. Curtis Lansbery (Returning member)
President and CEO
North American Tool Corp.
South Beloit, IL
Service Employees International Union
Martin Family Farms
Mt. Pulaski, IL
Chairman and CEO
American Surgical Centers, Inc.
Nelson Family Farms
Fort Dodge, IA
Diane Cullinan Oberhelman (Returning member)
Chairman and Founding Partner
Cullinan Properties, Ltd.
Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, LLC
Scott R. Peterson (Returning member)
President, Harbor Group/
Chief Financial Officer,
Sioux Center, IA
David J. Ward
NorthStar Consulting Group, LLC
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Peerless Pump Company & Yeomans Chicago Corporation/Grundfos
Detroit Development Fund
Lori A. Weyers
Northcentral Technical College