Mekael Teshome – VP, Programming

Mekael Teshome is vice president and senior regional officer of the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Mr. Teshome is responsible for managing relationships with regional stakeholders in western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. He is also responsible for monitoring the region’s economic environment and conducting economic research and analysis.

Before joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank, Mr. Teshome was an assistant vice president and economist at the PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh where he contributed industry-focused, regional, national and international economic analyses and forecasts. Prior to PNC, he served as an assistant director and economist at Moody’s Analytics. He is a founding board member of the Bethel Environmental and Agricultural University and Training Center, a member of the board of economic advisors of the North Carolina Chamber Foundation, and a board member of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Ethiopian Economics Association.

Mr. Teshome holds a BA in political science from Taylor University and an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University.