Breakfast Event: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Breakfast with economists.

February 3, 2023

Location: 1455 E Sixth St, Cleveland, OH 44114

Update on Economic Conditions

Guhan Venkatu is in the Research Department where he leads the department’s Regional Analysis group. He joined the Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and senior regional officer of the Bank’s Pittsburgh branch. His research and analysis have been a resource for the public, and the Bank’s president and boards of directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and Leadership Cleveland, and currently serves on the Ohio Economic Roundtable.

Brief Overview of Bank Strategy

Kathleen Niess, as assistant vice president of strategy and bank performance, is responsible for directing the execution of the Bank’s processes and to further the department’s opportunity for improvement while supporting the Bank’s strategic objectives. She joined the Bank in 2016 and assumed her current role in August 2021. Ms. Niess holds a BS in public relations from Kent State University.


7:30 – 9:00 am


  • Patrons: $0
  • Members and Spouses: $55
  • Non-Members: $55

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