Ryotaro Tashiro

Ryotaro Tashiro

For a third consecutive year, Ryotaro Tashiro regional economic advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will present economic indicators and forecasts for 2019 at the Northeast Berks Chamber’s Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast held at Kutztown University’s McFarland Student Union, MSU Room 218, on Jan. 18.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the meeting sponsored by Fleetwood Bank will run until 9 a.m. and is open to the public.

Online registration is open at www.northeastberkschamber.com. Discount for advance registration by members. This is the highest attended event of the year, so early registration is encouraged.

An Annual Meeting of Members of the Northeast Berks Chamber will precede Tashiro’s presentation. New and outgoing board members and board officers will be recognized as part of the agenda.

Tashiro is responsible for conducting research on current regional economic issues in the Federal Reserve’s Third District and informing external audiences on national and regional economic conditions, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy.

Prior to joining the Bank in June 2016, Tashiro was a business analyst for Bloomberg, where he was responsible for conducting research on issues related to equity data quality. He also has substantial teaching experience, ranging from high school advanced placement economics to undergraduate intermediate Japanese and intermediate Spanish.

Tashiro has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kenyon College.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government.

It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is located at Ten Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For more information, visit www.philadelphiafed.org.

For more information about the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce or the Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, contact Lori B. Donofrio-Galley, Executive Director, at 610-683-8860 or at ldg@northeastberkschamber.com.

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