Media Advisory

New York Fed President John Williams to Meet with Government, Business, and Community Development Leaders in Puerto Rico on July 7-8

Updated on June 30 with additional details and open press events
June 17, 2022

On July 7-8, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will travel to Puerto Rico to meet in person with leaders in government, business, education, and community development.  

On Thursday, July 7, President Williams will meet with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Commerce in San Juan to discuss current economic conditions and the progress of the pandemic recovery. He will then participate in a roundtable discussion on small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Later, President Williams will meet with Puerto Rico Bankers Association members and Commissioner of Financial Institutions Natalia Zequeira, to discuss regional economic developments and conditions in the banking sector. Afterwards, President Williams will meet with local business community leaders and Mabel Jiménez, the Executive President of the Public Corporation for the Supervision and Insurance of Cooperatives of Puerto Rico.

President Williams will conclude the day in Loíza, by visiting Centro TAU. This youth-focused community center is a project of the Ricky Martin Foundation, and has helped rebuild housing, create skills training opportunities, reduce youth violence, and provide economic opportunities. 

On Friday, July 8, President Williams will travel to the Aeronautical and Aerospace Institute of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla to meet with local stakeholders from the growing aerospace industry cluster.  

Later, he will deliver remarks and participate in a moderated discussion covering the economic outlook for the U.S. and locally in Puerto Rico, as well as monetary policy at an event hosted by the University of Puerto Rico on the Mayagüez campus.

These meetings serve to inform President Williams on regional issues and are part of the New York Fed’s ongoing efforts to assess economic conditions across the Federal Reserve’s Second District. 

Open Press Events:

Aeronautical & Aerospace Institute of Puerto Rico Roundtable Discussion
John Williams, President and CEO (Speaker) 
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022 
Time: 8:30 AM EDT 
Event: Roundtable Discussion with Aerospace Industry Representatives 
Organizer: University of Puerto Rico – Aguadilla  
Location: Aeronautical & Aerospace Institute of Puerto Rico 
576 Hangar Rd, Aguadilla Pueblo, Aguadilla 00603, Puerto Rico 

Text is not expected. Note that members of the media are invited to report on the discussion but will not have an opportunity to ask questions. Press may register by contacting Shelley Pitterson at

A Conversation with New York Fed President John C. Williams 
Organizer: University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez 
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022 
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT 
Location: University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez 
6V65+9J5, PR-108, Mayagüez, 00682, Puerto Rico 

Text and moderated Q&A are expected. This event is open to the public and press. Media availability will follow immediately after this engagement. Reporters who wish to attend this event must register in advance by contacting Shelley Pitterson at the New York Fed:

Shelley Pitterson
(917) 698-0510
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