Mary Jo Cannistra is production manager in the community development and policy studies (CDPS) division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She is responsible for overseeing projects in the division, as well as the assistant editor and a contributor for ProfitWise News and Views. Cannistra held prior positions at Northwestern University School of Law, Ernst & Young LLP and BP America.
Cannistra is an Advanced Toastmaster Bronze recipient, and was a delegate at the 1992 National Presidential Convention. She holds a B.A. in business management from DePaul University, a project management certificate from the University of Chicago and has received certificates in management from Northwestern University and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.