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Guhan Venkatu - Vice President - Programs
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch

Guhan Venkatu is vice president and senior regional officer at the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Mr. Venkatu has 15 years of Reserve Bank experience and is responsible for maintaining a strong presence for the Bank throughout western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. As the senior official of the Pittsburgh Branch, he manages relationships with key stakeholders in the area, and is responsible for monitoring the region’s economic environment.

Mr. Venkatu joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Research Department. Most recently, he held the position of economist. For the past several years, his economic research has focused on inflation and inflation expectations, housing and household finance, and factors related to regional economic growth. His research and analysis have been a resource for the public, and he has advised and informed the Bank’s president and board of directors on economic conditions and various policy issues.

Mr. Venkatu is a member of the Ohio Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association for Business Economics. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.