Areas of Expertise
Erin Mierzwa and her team play a key role in helping us fulfill our mission to safeguard the financial system and foster a strong regional and overall economy. As strategic outreach and engagement officer, Erin builds relationships with banking, nonprofit, and community leaders and others in the District. She is responsible for setting the strategy for the financial institutions and community development outreach divisions and implementing innovative programs across the District to respond to needs and challenges identified. Erin also oversees the Bank's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and Economic and Community Advisory Council. Erin sees her role as one that brings partners together to find ways to promote economic opportunity and revitalize communities.
A career highlight for Erin was working with a diverse group of leaders in northeastern Pennsylvania during our first Research in Action Lab. The Philadelphia Fed offered data and research and brought together representatives from different sectors to help them think through solutions to increasing access to transportation — particularly for low-income people — in the region.
Previously, Erin worked for Towers Perrin, a benefits consulting firm, where she specialized in health and welfare benefits for large companies. She helped companies renew their benefits, managed account activities, analyzed health-care trends, designed and priced health-care plans, and developed communication strategies.
Erin has a master's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in English from Lehigh University. She was formerly a licensed life and health insurance broker in the state of New Jersey.