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May 2, 2017

Richmond Fed Announces Leadership Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following appointments, effective May 1:

Ann Macheras has been promoted to group vice president with responsibility for microeconomics and communications in the Research department. She joined the Richmond Fed in 2009 and has been a vice president leading the department’s regional economics and economic education groups.

Macheras, who previously was a senior economist for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, is a graduate of Georgetown University and received her doctorate in economics from the University of North Carolina.

Thomas Lubik has been named a senior advisor with responsibility for helping prepare the Bank president for Federal Open Market Committee meetings and providing counsel to senior management and directors on topics such as monetary policy, bank and financial regulation, and the economy. He has been group vice president for microeconomics and financial economics.

Lubik, who joined the Richmond Fed in 2006, previously taught international macroeconomics at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from Yale University and is a graduate of the University of Tübingen in Germany.

Greg Ewald has been hired as deputy general counsel and vice president. He comes to the Richmond Fed from Victory Capital Management, where he has been chief legal officer. Previously, he worked for Conversus Asset Management, a financial services company, and was a partner at the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

Ewald is a graduate of The Colorado College and received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

Meghan Wlaz has been appointed as an assistant vice president with responsibilities in the Cash Services and Law Enforcement departments. She joined the Richmond Fed in 2010 as a project manager in Cash Services.

Wlaz previously worked for the Consumer Opinion Center. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.


As part of our nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks working together with the Board of Governors to support a healthy economy and deliver on our mission to foster economic stability and strength. We connect with community and business leaders across the Fifth Federal Reserve District—including the Carolinas, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and most of West Virginia—to monitor economic conditions, address issues facing our communities, and share this information with monetary and financial policymakers. We also work with banks to ensure they are operating safely and soundly, supply financial institutions with currency that’s fit for distribution, and provide a safe and efficient way to transfer funds through our nation’s payments system.

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