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Chicago Fed announces 2014 Detroit Branch directors.

Last Updated: 12/13/13

News Release

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch Announces New Board Member, Reappointed Board Member and New Board Chair

DETROIT - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch today announced a new member of its board of directors, the appointment of its board chair, and the reappointment of one current director.  All are effective January 1, 2014. 

New Board Member

Douglas W. Stotlar, President and CEO of Con-way Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., was appointed to serve a three-year term. 

Reappointed Board Member

Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, was reappointed to serve a second three-year term.

Board Chair 

Lou Anna K. Simon, President of Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., was appointed to serve as chair of the Detroit Branch Board of Directors in 2014.  

Background about the Detroit Branch Board of Directors

The Board of Governors in Washington appoints three of the Detroit Branch directors, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Board of Directors appoints the four additional Detroit Branch directors.  Members of the Chicago Board also approve the Detroit Branch board chair. 

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Background 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation’s central bank.  The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa.  In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.