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Philadelphia, PA — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed three new members to its Economic and Community Advisory Council (ECAC), a committee that informs the Bank’s senior leadership team about emerging issues and market conditions in the Third Federal Reserve District and nationwide. The new council members are Loree D. Jones Brown, chief executive officer of Philabundance; Mike Renna, president and chief executive officer of South Jersey Industries (SJI); and Steve Voskuil, chief financial officer at The Hershey Company.
Created in 2008, the ECAC is composed of leaders representing businesses of varying sizes and in different industry sectors as well as nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, the public sector, and organized labor. The ECAC extends partnerships with organizations from the private and public sectors and fosters greater integration and collaboration to have a broader impact on the Third Federal Reserve District and to encourage economic growth.
Jones Brown is the chief executive officer of Philabundance, a hunger relief agency serving nine counties across southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. She formerly served as managing director of the City of Philadelphia, chief of staff for Rutgers University–Camden, and chief of external affairs for the School District of Philadelphia. In her current role, Jones Brown represents Philabundance on the boards of Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger Free Pennsylvania. She also serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Health Partnership, Health Partners Plans, the Independence Foundation, and the Eisenhower Fellowships.
As president and CEO of SJI, Renna promotes New Jersey’s vision of working toward a clean energy future, while delivering safe, reliable, and affordable clean energy to over 700,000 natural gas customers. Prior to his leadership role at SJI, Renna was president of South Jersey Energy Solutions and South Jersey Energy, the region’s largest energy marketer. He serves on various boards of directors, including the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Choose New Jersey. Renna also is a member of the steering committee for the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University, participates in the University of Delaware’s Student Mentoring Program, and is a member of the Jefferson Health New Jersey Business Council.
In his role as chief financial officer, Voskuil leads The Hershey Company’s global finance and information systems organizations, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations. Voskuil joined Hershey from Avanos Medical, a global medical device company, where he had served as chief financial officer since 2014. Voskuil also worked for 23 years at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a Fortune 500 global consumer products company. During this time, he served in various leadership roles, where he gained extensive financial, operational, and leadership experience.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.