Boston Fed Announces 2019 New England Public Policy Center Advisory Board
Members advise Boston Fed on research under development, public engagement
Today the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced new members of the New England Public Policy Center’s advisory board. The new and returning members advise Center staff on aspects of research that is under development and on report dissemination, public engagement, and state and local policy developments related to—and opportunities for collaboration presented by—the Center’s research.
“We’re happy to welcome our new members to the board, and are thankful for those members returning, whose guidance throughout the year helps shape a number of the New England Public Policy Center’s research priorities,” New England Public Policy Center Director, Senior Economist, and Policy Advisor Jeff Thompson said. “New England-focused research is an incredibly important part of what we do here at the Boston Fed, and the Center’s advisory board members are crucial in helping us identify pertinent topics.”
New members of the 2019 New England Public Policy Center advisory board members include:
- Ludy Biddle, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
- Paul Dion, State of Rhode Island, Department of Revenue
- Michael Ettlinger, Carsey School of Public Policy
- Ross Gitell, Community College System of New Hampshire
- David Kooris, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
- Joyce Manchester, Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office
- Carolyn Ryan, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
- Ryan Wallace, University of Southern Maine
Returning members of the advisory board include:
- Alissa Dejonge, Connecticut Economic Resource Center
- Benjamin Forman, MassInc.
- Michael Goodman, UMass Dartmouth
- Curt Grimm, Carsey School of Public Policy
- Kil Huh, Pew Charitable Trusts
- Michael Kane, Office of the Legislative Budget Advisor
- Thomas Kavet, Kavet, Rockler and Associates, LLC
- Daphne Kenyon, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
- Jamie Mills, Connecticut Voices for Children
- Amanda Rector, State of Maine, Department of Administration & Financial Services
- John Simmons, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council
- Raija Vaisanen, Commonwealth Corporation
Advisory board members participate in meetings, review, and comment on draft research findings, and advise Center staff in how to disseminate research strategically and occasionally facilitate local connections or meetings. The advisory board represents the six New England states and meets in person once per year at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston or at another location in the region.
The advisory board’s 2019 meeting was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on June 18.