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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.


The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.

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