Press Release
Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board Adds Four New Members
February 19, 2014

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced four new members to its Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board.  The board, which is composed of chief executive officers and presidents of large companies that are headquartered in upstate New York, supports the New York Fed’s ongoing effort to better assess economic and financial conditions in the region.  

The board meets with the New York Fed president and staff three times a year to discuss the economy and issues affecting the business environment from an upstate New York perspective. This intelligence contributes to the New York Fed’s understanding of the regional economy and helps inform policymaking.

The following is a list of new board members:

  • Gary Crosby, CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, Buffalo, NY
  • Lynne Marie Finn, CEO of Superior Workforce Solutions, Williamsville, NY
  • Lawrence Kessler, Co-Owner and Founder of Kessler Family LLC, Rochester, NY
  • Scott Bieler, President of West Herr Automotive Group, Orchard Park, NY

For more information on the board, including a full list of members, visit: Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board

Contact:
Eric Pajonk
212-720-1735
eric.pajonk@ny.frb.org