Mr. Gartman, well-known economist who publishes The Gartman Letter which is subscribed to by leading banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, mutual funds, energy and grain trading companies around the world. He has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world, and has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank’s School for Bank Examiners on derivatives. Mr. Gartman served a two-year term as an outside Director of the Kansas City Board of Trade from 2006-2008. He has been a member of the Suffolk Industrial Development Authority since 1998, and now serves on the Investment Committee of The University of Akron and of the North Carolina State University. Mr. Gartman appears often on CNBC, ROB-TV and Bloomberg television, discussing commodities and the capital markets, and speaks before various associations and trade groups worldwide.
Mr. Gartman has been an economist for Cotton, Inc., an executive at North Carolina National Bank where he traded foreign currency and money market instruments, the chief futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago and ran the futures brokerage operations for the Virginia National Bank. He was also an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Gartman holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron and a master’s degree from North Carolina State University.
Gary is chief macro strategist Wells Fargo Advisors and is chairman of the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. He was formerly the chief economist at A.G. Edwards and part of Wachovia Corporation’s economic team with responsibility for supporting Wachovia Securities. Gary uses quantitative methods to analyze economic growth, interest rates, exchange rates and stock market activity. His input is used to help determine areas of focus for long-term investment portfolios as well as asset allocation guidelines for our clients. He started his career at A.G Edwards in 1986 as a foreign currency, energy and interest rate futures analyst. Gary has been quoted by many national media outlets and conducts television interviews with major news organizations. He serves on the firm’s Allocation Advisors Committee. Gary received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Akron and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Akron and Washington University.
As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ms. Pianalto participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, and oversees 1,300 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions, and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.
Ms. Pianalto joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the Research Department. She was appointed assistant vice president of public affairs in 1984, vice president and secretary to the board of directors in 1988, and first vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. She assumed her position as president in 2003.
Before joining the Bank, Ms. Pianalto was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ms. Pianalto is active in the Fourth District’s civic community. She is immediate past chair and a life director of the board of United Way of Greater Cleveland and serves as vice chair of the board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. She also serves on the boards of a number of other community organizations, including The Cleveland Foundation, University Hospitals, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Ms. Pianalto earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Akron and a master’s degree in economics from The George Washington University. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and holds honorary degrees from several universities and colleges.