Advisory Councils

Economic and Community Advisory Council (ECAC)

The Economic and Community Advisory Council (ECAC) was originally created in 2008 and was later enhanced in 2016. The council informs the Bank's senior leadership team about emerging trends, issues, and market conditions in the Third Federal Reserve District and nationwide. The ECAC also 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. Learn more about the Council and its meetings.

Sophia Ahmad

Sophia Ahmad

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Xfinity Consumer Services, Comcast Cable – Philadelphia, PA

Tony Allen

Tony Allen

President, Delaware State University – Dover, DE

Rochelle L. Cameron

Rochelle L. Cameron

Council Chair | CEO, Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport – Philadelphia, PA

Martin P. Connor

Martin P. Connor

Chief Financial Officer, Toll Brothers, Inc. – Horsham, PA

Jose Garces

Jose Garces

Chef and Chief Culinary Officer, The Garces Group – Philadelphia, PA

Susan S. Hakkarainen

Susan S. Hakkarainen

Cochair and Co-CEO, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. – Coopersburg, PA

John E. Harmon Sr.

John E. Harmon Sr.

Founder, President, and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey – Trenton, NJ

Ali A. Houshmand

Ali A. Houshmand

President, Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ

Angelique X. Irvin

Angelique X. Irvin

Chairman and CEO, Clear Align – Eagleville, PA

Janice E. Nevin

Janice E. Nevin

President and CEO, ChristianaCare Health System – Wilmington, DE

Joseph Sheetz

Joseph Sheetz

Chief Executive Officer, Sheetz, Inc. – Altoona, PA

Steve Somers

Steve Somers

President and Owner, Vigon International – East Stroudsburg, PA

Robin L. Wiessmann

Robin L. Wiessmann

Executive Director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency – Harrisburg, PA

Omar Woodard

Omar Woodard

Vice President of Solutions, Results for America – Philadelphia, PA