CLEVELAND – Dionissi Aliprantis has been appointed assistant vice president and leader of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Program on Economic Inclusion. He now reports directly to Loretta J. Mester, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Program on Economic Inclusion in November 2020 launched by the Bank to further its ongoing work on issues such as the racial wealth gap, jobs and workforce, housing and redlining, small businesses owned by people of color, and access to credit.
In line with the Federal Reserve's mission to foster a healthy economy, Aliprantis will set the strategy and lead the Bank's analysis and outreach to better understand barriers to economic inclusion and racial equity and potential solutions to overcome those barriers in his new role.
Aliprantis began her career at the Cleveland Fed as a research economist in 2010 and was later promoted to senior research economist. His work at the Bank has centered on human capital formation, racial inequality, and neighborhood effects. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in mathematics, a B.A. in economics and Spanish, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Effective on July 1, Aliprantis will collaborate with Treye Johnson, the program manager, economic inclusion of the Program of Economic Inclusion. Holding a B.A. in communications from John Carroll University and an M.S. in sports administration from the University of Louisville, Johnson started his work for the Cleveland Fed in 2018 as a regional outreach manager in the Community Development Department, focusing on current and emerging economic and community development issues.