Brian Byrd of New York State Health Foundation appointed to New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group

NEW YORK, NY (June 21, 2021) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the appointment of Brian Byrd of the New York State Health Foundation to the New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group, effective immediately.

The Community Advisory Group, which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit, community organizations, foundations, and anchor institutions, provides the New York Fed with a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District. The Community Advisory Group’s primary goal is to provide the New York Fed, including President John C. Williams, with a more thorough understanding of the economy’s impact on communities and individuals. Mr. Byrd’s appointment comes in advance of the CAG’s next meeting, which will be held virtually on June 22, 2021.

Mr. Byrd is a senior program officer at the New York State Health Foundation, a private, statewide organization where he manages the Special Projects Fund, a $3 million annual funding opportunity that seeks to improve the health of all New Yorkers, including investing in the upstream social determinants of health. Previously, Mr. Byrd was the director for community partnerships at CARE, an international humanitarian organization. His other past roles include working as deputy director for membership affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an assistant director with the Rockefeller Foundation, where he managed an HIV/AIDS project in Africa.

For more information, including a list of the full membership, visit our webpage on the Community Advisory Group.

About Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 requires each of the Reserve Banks to operate under the supervision of a board of directors. Each Reserve Bank has nine directors who represent the interests of their Reserve District and whose experience provides the Reserve Banks with a wider range of expertise that helps them fulfill their policy and operational responsibilities. The nine directors of each Reserve Bank are divided evenly by classification: Class A Directors represent the member banks in the District; Class B Directors and Class C Directors represent the interests of the public. The directors of the Reserve Banks act as an important link between the Federal Reserve and the private sector, ensuring that the Fed's decisions on monetary policy are informed by actual economic conditions.


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