The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
Fields of Interest Economic and community development, coalition building, regional analysis
Shira Gans is a program and relationship director. She develops key relationships and manages production of events relating to small business, housing, financial education and consumer debt.
Ms. Gans' prior positions include policy analyst for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer where she was responsible for the borough president's food and economic development policy portfolios; senior budget analyst in the Economic Development Task Force at the New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget; federal investigator at the San Francisco district office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and legal team member monitoring mental health care in California prisons.
Ms. Gans holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley.