Russell Mills with the Center for Business and Economics

The Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Pittsburgh Branch Senior Regional Officer Discusses The National Economic Outlook With The Center For Business & Economics

On April 4, the Center for Business and Economics welcomed Russell Mills, Ph.D., Senior Principal and the Senior Regional Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Pittsburgh Branch. Dr. Mills will present the “National Economic Outlook,” discussing current national economic conditions.

Russell Mills is responsible for managing relationships with regional stakeholders, monitoring the region’s economic environment, and speaking to regional audiences on national and regional economic conditions.

Additionally, he participates in briefings that support the Bank president’s role on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). He also manages the Bank’s relationships with the Pittsburgh Branch’s board of directors and business advisory councils in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, and in Wheeling, West Virginia.

“It was great to have the opportunity to provide an economic outlook talk, share career opportunities at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and interact with students, faculty, and staff at Allegheny College and their Center for Business & Economics,” says Mills. “The Center for Business & Economics faculty, fellows, and staff did a wonderful job of organizing the event while the students posed very thought-provoking questions following the outlook talk.”

Dr. Mills joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 2023. Prior to taking on his current role, he oversaw the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, leading a team in economic, community, and workforce development projects across 31 counties in northwestern Ohio. Prior to his time at the center, Dr. Mills was an associate professor of political science at BGSU and a policy analyst at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington D.C.

He holds a BA in political science from Westminster College, an MPA from the University of Vermont, and a PhD in political science from Kent State University.

The Economics distinguished speaker event is supported by Earl W. Adams, Jr. Endowment, established by Allegheny College Trustee William H. Brown, Jr., Allegheny Class of 1980, in honor of Professor Earl William Adams, Jr. – teacher, mentor, and friend.