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Fed Listens: Transitioning to the Post-pandemic Economy

September 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm EDT

The Federal Reserve Board will host a Fed Listens event on September 23, convening representatives from a range of sectors to share their perspectives on how the pandemic has re-shaped the economy and the workforce and what challenges and opportunities exist during the transition to a post-pandemic economy.

Chair Jerome H. Powell will provide opening remarks, and Vice Chair Lael Brainard and Governor Michelle W. Bowman will each moderate conversations with leaders from organizations that include nonprofits, small businesses, manufacturing, supply chain management, the hospitality industry, and the housing and education sectors.

This event is one in a series of discussions as part of the Fed Listens initiative and aims to engage a wide range of stakeholders to hear how the economy is progressing across the United States.

The livestream will be webcast at www.federalreserve.gov and www.youtube.com/federalreserve


2 pm ET

Welcome from Chair Powell

2:05–3:10 pm ET

Panel 1: The Evolving Landscape for U.S. Businesses

Governor Michelle W. Bowman moderator

Tom Henning, Cash-Wa Distributors (Kearney, NE)

Cheetie Kumar, Garland Restaurant (Raleigh, NC)

Jess Petitt, Hilton (McLean, VA)

Cara Walton, Harbour Results (Southfield, MI)

3:10–3:25 pm ET


3:25–4:30 pm ET

Panel 2: How families and communities are adapting to changes in the post-pandemic economy

Vice Chair Lael Brainard moderator

Derrick Chubbs, Second Harvest Food Bank (Orlando, FL)

Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College (Houston, TX)

Nancy Leamond, AARP (Washington, DC)

Wendy Veliz, Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (Woodburn, OR)

4:30 pm ET


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