Sandra Pianalto served as the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from February 2003 through May 2014. During her tenure, Pianalto had both national and local leadership responsibilities. She participated in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and led more than 1,000 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh in their work of conducting economic research, supervising financial institutions, and providing payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.
Ms. Pianalto joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the Research Department. She was appointed assistant vice president of public affairs in 1984, vice president and secretary to the board of directors in 1988, first vice president and chief operating officer in 1993, and president in 2003.
Ms. Pianalto serves on the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation, The J.M. Smucker Company, and Prudential Financial, Inc. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of University Hospitals, and she is an Advisory Trustee and an Executive in Residence at The University of Akron.
Ms. Pianalto earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Akron and an MA in economics from The George Washington University. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and holds honorary degrees from The University of Akron, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, Notre Dame College, Ursuline College and The University of Toledo.
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